Steak Burritos for Two

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine May/June 2011

Here's a burrito inspired by San Francisco's super burritos that come packed with meat, beans, rice, guacamole and salsa. We've kept this home-style version for two a bit simpler to make and a whole lot healthier with brown rice, whole-wheat tortillas and a more reasonable serving size. We recommend wrapping it in foil—the traditional way to serve it—so you can pick the burrito up and eat it without it falling apart, peeling back the foil as you go. Serve with a cold beer and vinegar-dressed slaw.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1/4 cup prepared fresh salsa
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons instant brown rice
  • 3/4 cup canned black beans, preferably low-sodium, rinsed
  • 6 ounces strip steak, trimmed and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 8-inch tortillas, preferably whole-wheat
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons prepared guacamole
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

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  1. Combine salsa and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in rice, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in beans, return to a simmer and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes more.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle steak with pepper. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. To assemble, divide the steak among the tortillas and top with equal amounts of cheese, guacamole, cilantro and the rice mixture. Roll each tortilla up into a burrito.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 472 calories; 16 g fat(6 g sat); 7 g fiber; 49 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 13 mcg folate; 62 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 339 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 210 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 603 mg sodium; 276 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Zinc (29% daily value), Folate (27% dv), Calcium & Iron (23% dv), Magnesium (18% dv).
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 3 1/2 starch, 4 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 2

July 15, 2013
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By: Melissa Waldrup-Old
Great Recipe! This was a great meal for my husband and I. Since portion control is always an issue for us, I like finding recipes that aren't family-sized.
May 28, 2011
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By: nysgyrl
Almost turned the recipe down because of the avocado I made this recipe without the avocado (guacamole). It was great because we added more beans. Make sure to use high quality salsa. We used Newman's Own Pros: Fast and Easy Cons: Not enough beans