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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2011


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Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

472 calories; protein 31.1g; carbohydrates 48.7g; dietary fiber 6.9g; sugars 4.3g; fat 16g; saturated fat 5.8g; cholesterol 62.5mg; vitamin a iu 338.5IU; vitamin c 5.3mg; folate 13.1mcg; calcium 210.1mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 28.7mg; potassium 275.8mg; sodium 603.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
Super Good Super Easy Meal This is a staple meal in my home but I will reiterate that you should never allow aluminum foil in contact with your food. Aluminum is a soft metal that transfers easily to your food and is now implicated in alzheimers. You can replace foil with parchment paper. I bake with it wrap sandwiches in it and if I have to use foil I only put it over a layer of parchment paper. Pros: Easy to make for beginners and full of nutrition Cons: Never wrap anything you eat in aluminum foil and particle of aluminum end up in your brain Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I thought this was great. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
YAll please do NOT make this burrito. ARE THEre REALLY PEOPLE OUT HERE SEASONING MEAT WITH P E P P E R!?! ANd nothing else? UGGH! YALL MAKE me sick! Yall out here making SALSA WATER? WITH BROWN RICE!! UUUUHGGHH! disgusted. This was literally stolen from WEBMD! This is a hospital food recipe! This is a "grandma is dying and I don't have the time to make you dinner" recipe! I am offended for the whole country of mexico and i'm from kansas. 0/10 stars, delete your account, apologize to every latin country, apologize to the cow you killed for this, never step foot in a kitchen AGAIN Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! This was really easy to make and very filling. I felt like it needed just a little bit more rice than what the recipe called for. We left the guacamole off...the family doesn't care for it but they were still really good without it! Pros: so easy to make! Cons: don't like guacamole! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Salsa didn't do much so will skip next time. Needed a lot more rice. Topped burritos with queso blanco. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
AWESOME! These are Great! It's hard for me to find recipes that my husband likes. These were rated very high by him and myself:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Tell ye what THAT were Absolutely FANtastic Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I am a self-certified disaster in the kitchen which makes eating healthy a bit of a challenge. THIS recipe was both very flavorful (I chose a fire roasted salsa from Sprouts and opted for a few slices of avocado instead of guacamole) nutricious quick and easy! Extra bonus: not much to clean up either. Thank you for sharing! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
this was very under welming for what the rateing was the watter was to spicy (i had to drink milk) my palet for chikin buritos have not been good sence and i would give this a zero if i could big daddy p signing out pice Read More