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Steak Burritos

May/June 2011

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Here’s a burrito inspired by San Francisco’s super burritos that come packed with meat, beans, rice, cheese, guacamole and salsa. We’ve kept this home-style version 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.


Steak Burritos Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup prepared fresh salsa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, preferably low-sodium, rinsed
  • 12 ounces strip steak, trimmed and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 8-inch tortillas, preferably whole-wheat
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup prepared guacamole
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

  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 large 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

Per serving: 471 calories; 16 g fat (6 g sat, 5 g mono); 63 mg cholesterol; 49 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 31 g protein; 7 g fiber; 600 mg sodium; 279 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


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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
Low cholesterol
Heart healthy
High calcium
High fiber
Main Ingredient
Beans/Legumes
Beef
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Ethnic/Regional
Mexican
Servings
2
Publication
May/June 2011
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