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Carne Asada Burritos

Bring a taste of Southern California to your table with this carne asada burrito recipe. These Mondo burritos are easy to make with our homemade carne asada and Mexican rice, leftovers, or head to your local carniceria and pick up some delicious meat ready to eat. Fill burritos with your favorite fillings and enjoy a soul-fueling meal.

Because our recipe

  • The restaurant-style burritos are homemade with quality ingredients.
  • Great way to use up leftover meat from our famous carne asada recipe.
  • Use our suggestions for classic fillings or play with your favorites.

An overhead view of a carne asada burrito before wrapping it. An overhead view of a carne asada burrito before wrapping it.

California-style burritos usually include both cooked and fresh ingredients. There are several versions you can make, but we love the tasty and simple combination of traditional fillings that we share here.

Notes on ingredients

An overhead view of the ingredients needed to make a carne asada burrito.An overhead view of the ingredients needed to make a carne asada burrito.
  • Tortillas: Burrito-sized flour tortillas. Use whole wheat or gluten-free flour, if that's how you roll.
  • Roasted meat: use our classic grilled carne asada or slow cooker carne asada recipe.
  • Cheese: Shredded Mexican Blend, plain cheddar, or whatever melted cheese you prefer.
  • Mexican rice: you can make it fresh or use leftover homemade rice. You can swap it for Spanish rice, canned Mexican rice, or brown rice.
  • Pico de Gallo: or sauce.
  • Sour cream: whole, low-fat, or swap it for Greek yogurt.
  • Guacamole: store bought or choose homemade.
  • Coriander and onion: both are in pico de gallo, but you can add more to taste. You can load other veggies here too! Try shredded lettuce, pickled jalapeños, or pickled red onion.
A carne asada burrito on a plate cut in half so you can see the inside. A carne asada burrito on a plate cut in half so you can see the inside.

The chef's advice

  • Don't overcrowd your tortilla. If you need to use a smaller amount than indicated in the recipe card because the tortillas are smaller, do so.
  • Add the meat when ready nice and warm so the cheese can melt inside. If you use leftovers you can reheat them briefly in the microwave first.
  • Make sure the steak is cut against the grain for better chewing.
  • Drain any excess juice from the sauce and other vegetables so they don't drip everywhere.
  • Add the ingredients evenly across tortillas so you get a little bit of everything in every bite.

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