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California Burrito Recipe

This California Burrito Recipe is loaded with marinated and grilled steak, homemade guacamole, French fries, pico de gallo, and cheese.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Marinating Time4 hours
Total Time5 hours 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Derek Wolf
Cost: $45


Beef & Marinade:

  • 2-3 Skirt Steaks
  • 24 oz Light Beer
  • 4 medium Limes juiced
  • ¼ cup Chopped Cilantro
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Powder
  • Kosher Salt to taste


  • 3 Large Avocados
  • ¼ cup Diced Red Onions
  • tbsp Chopped Cilantro
  • 2-3 medium Limes juiced
  • Kosher Salt to taste


  • Large Tortilla
  • French Fries
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Sour Cream for garnish


  • Begin adding all the ingredients for the marinade into a food safe bowl or bag. Mix together thoroughly, then add your steaks into the marinade. Place in the fridge and let marinate for at least 4 hours but ideally overnight.
  • Preheat your grill to high heat (around 400F) for direct cooking.
  • Pull your steaks out of the marinade and discard the excess marinade. Grill them over high heat for 2-2.5 minutes per side until 120F internal. Once done, pull the steaks off and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • While the steaks rest, mix together all the ingredients for your guacamole in a bowl and set to the side. Finally, toast your tortillas over the flames for about 30 seconds per side to warm them up.
  • When the steaks are done resting, slice it up against the grain and into small bite size pieces. Next, start building your burritos with a warm large tortilla and layers of guacamole, handful of chopped steak, pico de gallo, handful of fries and shredded cheese. Roll nice and tight and repeat until you have made as many burritos as you like. Add the burritos to the skillet/plancha over the fire to crispy for about 1 minute per side. Once done, pull off the burrito and serve hot.
  • Slice the burritos in half if you desire, serve with the sour cream on the side and enjoy!



Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 949mg | Potassium: 1529mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 806IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 7mg