bulk burritos.

by Janetha on November 18, 2013

in recipes

yo! or, i guess i should say hola.. because this is a recipe post for burritos. so.. ¡hola!

a couple weeks ago i went to my favorite mexican fast food joint, hector’s. 

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salt lake city locals KNOW how delicious hector’s is (it used to be called molca salsa, FYI.) there was actually a 2 year block in my life where i ate no less than 4 burritos a week from this delicious restaurant.

when i went to hector’s recently, i ordered an old favorite: the carne asada burrito. it has steak, pico, and guacamole and is rolled up in a GIANT homemade flour tortilla. it is amazing. 

a couple days later, i decided i had to recreate that burrito, but healthify it just a bit. so i did. and i made a whole bunch of burritos.. eight, to be exact.

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i ate most of them, but i also passed a few out to friends and co-workers. actually there was a funny exchange between kerryne and i regarding the burritos…

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hahah! anyway, they were good. real good. so good that i had to make another bulk batch tonight! i have orders coming in for these babies!

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carne asada burritos
cook time: 2 hours (slow cooker)
prep time: 15 minutes
yield: 8 big burritos
 

ingredients:

  • 2.5 lbs flank steak, diced
  • 12 oz jar salsa verde
  • 8 large whole wheat tortillas
  • 12 oz pico de gallo
  • 3 medium ripe avocados
  • garnishes of choice: cheese, hot sauce, etc
  • aluminum foil
directions:
  1. place diced steak and salsa in a crock pot and cook on low for two hours.
  2. drain juices and place cooked steak in a bowl.
  3. mash together avocados and pico to make guacamole. add a dash of salt, if you’d like. 
  4. lay out 8 sheets of aluminum foil. place a tortilla on each sheet.
  5. spread 1/8 of the guacamole on each tortilla.
  6. layer 4 oz of cooked steak over each guac-ed up tortilla.
  7. sprinkle with garnishes, if using.
  8. roll burritos up in the foil, label if you need to, and store in the fridge.
  9. you can also eat these immediately! or, if reheating: remove from foil, roll up in a paper towel, and microwave for 90 seconds. place back in foil and eat right out of the foil!
  10. you could probably reheat these in the oven by baking them, but i am not that patient.
here are the stats per burrito, using la tortilla factory high fiber/low carb large tortillas. note, the fat content is higher due to the avocado–healthy fat! don’t fear it. lots of fiber and protein, too!
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step-by-step photo tutorial:
dice flank steak.
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place diced steak and salsa in a crock pot and cook on low for two hours.
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drain juices and place cooked steak in a bowl.
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mash together avocados and pico to make guacamole. add a dash of salt, if you’d like. 
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get your tortillas and toppings ready!
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lay out 8 sheets of aluminum foil. place a tortilla on each sheet. (i only got 6 in the photo.) spread 1/8 of the guacamole on each tortilla.
 
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layer 4 oz of cooked steak over each guac-ed up tortilla.
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sprinkle with garnishes, if using.
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roll burritos up in the foil, label if you need to, and store in the fridge.
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these are an awesome make-ahead meal or wonderful if you need to feed a crowd.
 
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you could also use chicken or pork and they’d be just as good. when i eat mine, i make sure to have some salsa and greek yogurt on hand for dipping! they are seriously tasty!! give them a whirl.
 
Qs~

1. what goes in your favorite burrito?

2. where did you last eat fast food & what did you get?

xo. janetha g.


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Cassie November 18, 2013 at 9:31 pm

These look amazing! I HAVE to try soon. One question though – how does the avocado stay good in the burrito when it’s sitting for a day or two?

betty (the sweaty betty) November 19, 2013 at 8:25 am

i was thinking the same thing!

Janetha November 19, 2013 at 10:40 am

the guac has kept well wrapped up in the tortilla and foil.. i ate my last one about 3 days after i made them!

Suzanne November 18, 2013 at 10:01 pm

And now I am hungry….. which isn’t good since it’s 10pm. I will have to make those some time this week. Thanks for sharing!

Julie November 18, 2013 at 10:38 pm

I can’t wait to try this! Great recipe.

Livi November 18, 2013 at 10:49 pm

these look so awesome! I want to make it with some fish!

Jan @ Sprouts n Squats November 19, 2013 at 2:52 am

These look amazing!! Do the tortillas not go soggy though or do you toast them?

I so need to buy a crockpot / slow cooker.

Janetha November 19, 2013 at 10:39 am

i haven’t had a problem with them getting soggy!

Erica November 19, 2013 at 5:07 am

They look totally perfect! You should start a burrito delivery service!!

Janetha November 19, 2013 at 10:39 am

dream job lol

Linz @ Itz Linz November 19, 2013 at 5:21 am

genius, i tell ya! guac and beans are always in my favorite burrito!

Kim F November 19, 2013 at 5:36 am

These look bomb. I need to make them stat. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Sam @ Better With Sprinkles November 19, 2013 at 7:10 am

These look so good! The last ‘fast food’ I got was from a fast-food stirfry place called Wok Box. I had a spicy chicken stirfry with udon noodles!

Abi@AbsofSteel November 19, 2013 at 7:12 am

It’s not a burrito for me unless it has guac and cheese!

betty (the sweaty betty) November 19, 2013 at 8:25 am

yummmm. you’re speaking my language here.

Andrea November 19, 2013 at 8:43 am

They look great! Can you freeze these?

Janetha November 19, 2013 at 10:39 am

Well, you can freeze all the ingredients in them.. so I bet they’d freeze well! I haven’t tried, I always eat them all lol

Carly @ Snack Therapy November 19, 2013 at 8:46 am

These look AMAZING. I went through a phase where I’d make a bunch of burritos then freeze ’em. Homemade frozen burritos!

Sian November 19, 2013 at 10:02 am

Eat hot or cold?

Janetha November 19, 2013 at 10:38 am

either :)

Megan @ MegGoRun November 19, 2013 at 10:47 am

Wow these look amazing! I love burritos! I like making breakfast burritos with ground turkey, egg, tomatoes, and cheese. But I eat them for dinner.

Corrie Anne November 19, 2013 at 11:20 am

Delicious!! They looks so cute in their little foils too. I love cooking up meat in the crockpot like that. It’s so easy!!!

Kaylee November 19, 2013 at 11:31 am

OOOhhhhh I love burritos! I’m kind of a weirdo though b/c I cover mine in sweet chili sauce….soooo good!

Aimee November 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Is 2 hours enough to cook the meat through on low? I like my meat really tender.

Janetha November 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Yes, if you cook it any longer it will be over-done and tough. It all depends on how small you diced the pieces, of course, mine are about 1″ chunks.

Tamara November 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm

OH, yum!!!!

cathy November 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

my husband would love those! Easy grab and go lunch option too. :)

Annette@FitnessPerks November 19, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I am SO making these for my husband!! He’d love these. (I don’t eat steak, but I guess I could make ’em with chicken!)

Ashley@cupcakesncrunches November 19, 2013 at 10:23 pm

These look delicious! I used to not like Mexican food very much & then I craved it during my entire pregnancy. & now we have Mexican food at least once a week!

Ellie@Fit for the soul November 19, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Oh dannnnng the meat looks so succulent and tender! LOL, the text message is too funny. Only in a fitness enthusiast’s conversation would the word “bulk” be confusing. :P

RainStorm November 20, 2013 at 1:09 am

My favourite burrito filling?! Everything! I like to have beef (or other meat), salsa, guacamole, soured cream, rice, cheese and anything else you can throw in!

Have never made them at home though – will have to give it a go :)

Candice@Hungrymotherunner November 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm

yum!! Love you two chicks!! I have never been to hectors but I guess I can just go to your house now;)

jessiker November 22, 2013 at 11:28 am

I ate two McDonald’s hashbrowns on Wednesday. I regret nothing. Tater tots and hashbrowns, I never regret.

Sanaz@ Run for Cake November 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Love the idea for making burritos in bulk :) I am sure they would freeze great. Such a healthier option then pre-packaged ones.

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