Sizzling Carne Asada Burritos


Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with these Sizzling Carne Asada Burritos! Packed with juicy, marinated steak, fresh vegetables, and a burst of Mexican flavors, these burritos are perfect for a satisfying meal. Whether it's a casual weeknight dinner or a festive gathering, this recipe is sure to impress and leave everyone craving for more.

Sizzling Carne Asada Burritos

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • Marination Time: 2 hours
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 burrito

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 800mg


  • For the Carne Asada:
    • 500g (1.1 lbs) flank steak
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) fresh lime juice
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) fresh orange juice
    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon (15ml) olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon (5g) ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon (5g) chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) black pepper
  • For the Burritos:
    • 4 large flour tortillas
    • 1 cup (150g) cooked white rice
    • 1 cup (240g) black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 cup (150g) shredded lettuce
    • 1/2 cup (75g) diced tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup (75g) diced red onions
    • 1/2 cup (75g) shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
    • 1/4 cup (60g) sour cream
    • 1/4 cup (60g) guacamole
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, combine minced garlic, lime juice, orange juice, soy sauce, olive oil, ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Place the flank steak in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the steak, ensuring it is well coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove the steak from the marinade and discard the marinade.
  5. Grill the steak for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness.
  6. Let the steak rest for 5 minutes before slicing it thinly against the grain.
  7. Warm the flour tortillas on the grill or in a dry skillet for a few seconds on each side until pliable.
  8. Lay each tortilla flat and add a portion of sliced steak in the center.
  9. Top with cooked white rice, black beans, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced red onions, shredded cheese, sour cream, and guacamole.
  10. Fold in the sides of the tortilla and roll it up tightly to form a burrito.
  11. Cut the burritos in half if desired and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh cilantro if you like.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For extra flavor, marinate the steak overnight.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the steak is cooked to your preferred level of doneness.
  • Customize your burritos with additional toppings like jalapeños, salsa, or corn.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different cut of beef for this recipe?

  • Yes, you can use skirt steak or sirloin as alternatives to flank steak.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

  • You can prepare the components ahead of time, but it's best to assemble the burritos just before serving to keep them fresh.

Can I freeze the burritos?

  • Yes, you can wrap the assembled burritos in foil and freeze them for up to 2 months. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

These Sizzling Carne Asada Burritos are a perfect blend of juicy steak, fresh vegetables, and bold flavors. They are sure to become a favorite in your household, offering a delicious and hearty meal that’s easy to prepare. Enjoy the fiesta in every bite!