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This Steak Burrito is filled with seasoned steak, pickles, rice, shredded cheese, and sriracha mayo, all wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla. A tasty, hearty lunch or dinner recipe that your family will request on repeat!

4 burritos on a plate wit a bed of chopped lettuce.
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A flavorful, easy-to-make Steak Burrito is just what you need if you feel like having a handheld meal that both kids and adults will enjoy! Your tastebuds will be singing after one bite! The juicy, tender steak combined with rice, crunchy pickles, and cheesiness with cool, creamy spiced mayo is beyond amazing.

Why you will love it

  • Satisfying and delicious: There is not much better than the combination of well-cooked steak and sriracha mayo, plus pickles and cheese. You’ll want to prepare this steak burrito again and again!
  • Quick and easy: Once the steak has time to marinate, everything comes together rather quickly. Cook in the skillet until done, and assemble! So simple and great for those days when you don’t have much time to spend on dinner, but still want an impressive meal.
  • Perfect for any occasion: This recipe works for a variety of occasions and even casual celebrations. I love making these when entertaining because they are unique and everyone loves them!
Steak burrito made with steak, rice, pickles and cheese.

Ingredients needed

To make this steak burrito recipe, you’ll need simple, easy-to-find ingredients. Plus, this recipe is very customizable, so you can swap in whatever ingredients you’re craving or have available. Here are the ingredients I love to use:

  • Steak: Use any cut of steak that you like best. One pound of skirt steak works well to fill 4 large burritos.
  • Soy sauce: For delicious umami flavor that’s present in some of the best marinades.
  • Avocado oil: To ensure the marinade coats the steak with all of the tasty flavorings.
  • Lime: Fresh lime juice is the acidity in the marinade that will add flavor and tenderize the meat.
  • Garlic: Fresh pressed or minced garlic adds wonderful garlic flavor throughout the marinade.
  • Salt and pepper: To enhance all of the flavors.
  • Herbs: Use either freshly chopped parsley or cilantro for fresh, herby flavor.
  • Tortillas: The large, burrito-size tortillas work best for making these because they are large enough to fold and hold the hearty filling.
  • Pickles: A fun addition to your typical burrito filling! These can be omitted, if you’re not a fan.
  • Rice: Any pre-cooked rice works. Here’s my guide for how to cook rice on the stovetop.
  • Shredded cheese: You can’t forget the cheese! When you warm up the burrito, it gets deliciously melty.
  • For the sauce: Mix together mayonnaise and sriracha sauce or your favorite hot sauce for the spicy mayo.
Steak on a plate near tortillas, pickles, cheese, parsley, rice and a lime.

How to make this recipe

  1. Make the marinade: In a deep dish, whisk the soy sauce, oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, pepper and parsley/cilantro.
  2. Marinate the steak: Add the steak and allow it to marinate in the fridge, for at least 1 hour (overnight is best if time allows).
  3. Prep for cooking: Remove the steak from the fridge 30 minutes prior to cooking. Drain and discard the marinade and lightly tap the steak with paper towels to absorb the excess moisture.
  4. Cook: Preheat a heavy bottom skillet over medium high heat. Cook the steak to your desired doneness, taking into consideration the thickness of your meat. Allow the steak to rest for 5 minutes, then slice it.
  1. Make the sauce: In a bowl, combine the mayo with sriracha sauce.
  2. Assemble: To assemble the burrito, lay one flour tortilla on your clean chopping board. Add a handful of pickles, 1/4 cup cooked rice, 1/4 cup cheese, and a dollop of sriracha mayo.
  3. Heat and serve: Roll into a burrito, then tightly cover with aluminum foil to hold. Repeat with the remaining burritos. Heat them in the microwave for 1 minute or toast in a non-stick pan for 2-3 minutes per side. Slice in half and enjoy!

Helpful tips

  • Cooking the steak: Feel free to grill your steak instead of pan-searing, if preferred.
  • Discard marinade: For safety reasons, discard all marinade before cooking. Do not use it to baste the steak as it cooks. If you want to baste the steak, you’ll need to make a fresh batch to avoid contamination.
  • How long to cook: For medium rare steaks, cook the steak for 3-4 minutes on each side or until it reaches an internal temperature of 130-135ºF for medium rare and for medium it’s 140 to 150ºF.
  • Let the meat rest: It’s important to allow the steak to rest about 5 minutes after cooking but before cutting. This is when the juices will disperse throughout the meat. If you cut too soon, you will lose all those delicious juices!

Frequently asked questions

What kind of steak is best for burritos?

When making steak burritos, you want the steak to be tender and easy to slice and eat. Strip steak or skirt steak are great options because it’s naturally lean, has a good beefy flavor and is quick to prepare if you slice it thinly before cooking.

How to make a burrito that tastes like a restaurant?

Some tips for making these taste just like they came from a Mexican restaurant: use a large tortilla and warm it up, wrap it correctly and sear it in a pan to seal it shut and give it a nice crisp exterior.

What do you put inside a burrito?

The great thing about a burrito is you can totally customize them to include the ingredients that you have in your kitchen or enjoy the most. Some items you will typically find in a burrito are beans, protein (meat or vegetarian), rice, cheese and salsa.

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Variations

  • Cheese: Some of my favorite cheeses to use in burritos include pepper jack cheese, Mexican blend cheese, Monterey jack cheese, or cheddar cheese.
  • Sauce: Change it up with different sauces! Creamy cilantro lime dressing or even ranch dressing would be delicious.
  • Extra add-ins: Assemble your burrito with other Mexican ingredients you’re craving! Some great options are guacamole or avocado, sour cream, and/or sautéed veggies like onions or red bell pepper strips.
  • Different protein: You can substitute grilled cilantro lime chicken for the steak if preferred.

Storage recommendations

  • Storing leftovers: Place any leftover wrapped-up burritos in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days. If you can, it’s best to store all of the individual ingredients separately, and then assemble everything later.
  • To freeze: Allow all ingredients to cool completely before assembling. Assemble and wrap individual burritos up tightly in foil. Place in a large freezer-safe ziplock bag, remove excess air, and seal. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat: To heat from frozen, remove from foil and place on a baking rack. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until completely warmed through and toasted. Or remove from foil and microwave for approximately 4 minutes or until warmed through.
Hand holding steak burrito cut in half.

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Steak Burrito

By: Rena
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
marinate: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes
4 burritos on a plate wit a bed of chopped lettuce.
This Steak Burrito is filled with seasoned steak, pickles, rice, shredded cheese, and sriracha mayo, all wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla. A tasty, hearty lunch or dinner recipe that your family will request on repeat!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound steak cut of choice
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley or cilantro
  • 4 burrito-size flour tortillas
  • 2 cups gherkins or sliced pickles
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 cup homemade or avocado oil mayo
  • 2-3 tablespoon sriracha sauce, or to taste

Instructions

  • In a deep dish, whisk the soy sauce, oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, pepper and parsley/cilantro.
  • Add the steak and allow it to marinate in the fridge, for at least 1 hour (overnight is best if time allows).
  • Remove the steak from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking. Drain and discard the marinade and lightly tap the steak with paper towels to absorb the excess moisture.
  • Preheat a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the steak to your desired doneness, taking into consideration the thickness of your meat. Allow the steak to rest for 5 minutes, then slice it.
  • In a bowl, combine the mayo with sriracha sauce.
  • To assemble the burrito, lay one flour tortilla on your clean chopping board. Add a handful of pickles, 1/4 cup cooked rice, 1/4 cup cheese, and a dollop of sriracha mayo.
  • Roll into a burrito, then tightly cover with aluminum foil to hold. Repeat with the remaining burritos. Heat them in the microwave for 1 minute or toast in a non-stick pan for 2-3 minutes per side. Slice in half and enjoy!

Notes

  • Storing leftovers: Place any leftover wrapped-up burritos in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days. If you can, it’s best to store all of the individual ingredients separately, and then assemble everything later.
  • To freeze: Allow all ingredients to cool completely before assembling. Assemble and wrap individual burritos up tightly in foil. Place in a large freezer-safe ziplock bag, remove excess air, and seal. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat: To heat from frozen, remove from foil and place on a baking rack. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until completely warmed through and toasted. Remove from foil and microwave for approximately 4 minutes or until warmed through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 990kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 36gFat: 81gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 29gMonounsaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 2910mgPotassium: 582mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 700IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 257mgIron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, tex mex
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this last night and both my husband, and I loved it. The mixture of the marinade made the steak taste to good. It was so good we ate part of the steak without the other toppings. The sweet Gerkin pickles and the mayonnaise made the burrito so tasty.