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Mexican Steak Burrito Recipe-A Recipe Burrito Style

Updated on November 1, 2016

Mexican Steak Burrito Recipe-A Recipe, Burrito Style

I lived in Southern California for a few years and absolutely loved the Mexican steak burritos you could buy at the little hole in the wall Mexican restaurants for a couple bucks. One day I paid attention to what they were doing then created a burrito recipe of my own. I call it, A Recipe, Burrito Style. This is one of my favorite meals to cook because it is my own creation and tastes excellent! I am not sure how many calories are in this burrito for anyone looking for a healthy dish. I doubt it is a "low in calories" burrito recipe because I'm not into that, but I would think it would be a lower calorie burrito than you would find at a restaurant.


  1. 1 to 1 1/2 lbs of stew beef
  2. 1 yellow onion
  3. 1 clove garlic minced
  4. 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  5. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  6. 3 to 4 large tortillas
  7. 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  8. salt and pepper
  9. Shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, taco sauce, etc. to put on burritos


  1. Chop the stew beef into small bite size cubes and put in skillet. Add garlic powder, chilli powder, some salt and pepper, and lemon juice.
  2. Dice yellow onion.
  3. Turn heat on skillet up to around 3/4 of dial.
  4. Stir meat around to brown. Juices should start flowing from the meat and boiling. When juice is really boiling add the onion and minced garlic. Keep stirring.
  5. Heat tortillas according to directions.
  6. When meat has turned dark brown and juices have cooked off, remove from heat.
  7. Serve meat on tortillas and add whatever dressings you'd like.

This makes about 4 burritos depending on how much meat you start with and how much you put on the burrito. Usually serves 2 but could be more if you have other side dishes and could use smaller tortillas.

Please leave feedback if you try it and let me know what you think.

Fewer Calories Burrito Recipe Version

If you would like to have fewer calories in your burrito, there are a few simple changes you can make to this recipe and for a little healthier meal. First, instead of using the higher in calories stew beef, you can use chicken. I would recommend using a little more olive oil since there is less fat in the chicken to cook with. You can also use whole wheat tortillas and skimp on the sour cream. This should cut several calories out of your burrito. Enjoy!


I've also learned that white American cheese is what most Mexican restaraunts use as their cheese. Also, I have considered putting a little bit of cilantro in with the meat when cooking. I haven't tried it yet, but will let you know when I do. I think that will add a little something to it. Thanks for reading about my Recipe, Burrito Style!


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    • Wayne Orvisburg profile image

      Kenneth Wayne 5 years ago from Alabama

      I'm wondering if Jessica ever tried it.

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      And Drewson 6 years ago from United States

      Very tasty looking!

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      Kenneth Wayne 7 years ago from Alabama

      Glad you enjoyed your meal and thank you for the cheese sauce recipe. I will definitely give it a try!

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      Donnie 7 years ago

      I tried your recipe and it was very good and easy to make. I used taco seasoning instead of chili powder. I also made the white cheese dip that restaurants serve with chips and poured it over the meat. To make the dip combine the following in a microwave safe dish. 1 1/4 cup shredded American cheese (I used Land O Lakes slices and shredded it myself, you can get this in the deli section in grocery stores), 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 tablespoons of minced jalapeno peppers (ones in the jar for nachos is fine), 2 1/2 teaspoons of japapeno juice from the jar already mentioned. Microwave on high for 1 minute then stir. Continue this except microwave for 30 seconds. Stirring after every 30 seconds until smooth. Taste just like the restaurants. Thank you for the recipe.

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      Kenneth Wayne 7 years ago from Alabama

      Thanks Dale!

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      Dale Mazurek 7 years ago from Canada

      Looks like something I want to try to something I will try.

      It is written very well and seems like it will be easy to make.

      Your recipe is now listed on my blog.



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      Mrs. Moneypants 7 years ago from Canada and other places

      Tasty. The recipe sounds great. Writing and reading about food makes me hungry. Nice hub.

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      Kenneth Wayne 7 years ago from Alabama

      Glad you enjoyed Bethany! Anyone else tried it? This is my highest visited hub and am curious.

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      Bethany N 8 years ago

      The meat turned out really nice, made a delicious burrito, thanks for the recipe!!!

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      Kenneth Wayne 8 years ago from Alabama

      Glad it sounds good. If you try it let me know what you think.

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      Jessica Horn 8 years ago

      MMMmm...It's only 8am & I just ate breakfast, but you've made my mouth water!