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Easy Steak Burritos are stuffed with tender, juicy steak wrapped in a warm tortilla with cilantro lime rice, fajita veggies, cheese and sour cream. Move over Chipotle! These burritos are delicious and so satisfying!

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Bursting with flavor and customizable to your taste, these homemade burritos are sure to become a family favorite. Whether you’re craving a quick weeknight meal or planning a casual dinner party, these steak burritos are a satisfying and comforting option.

The beauty of making burritos at home (besides the absolute deliciousness) is the ability to customize them. The sky is the limit when it comes to protein, vegetables, salsas, and sauces you can stuff in your burrito! I’ll give you some great ideas so you can create your ultimate steak burrito!

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Steak Burrito Ingredients

Here are the basics that make up a classic burrito. Read more on the ingredients below, including my recipes to make them yourself from scratch!

  • Tortillas: These are the “wrappers” for your burritos. Burrito-sized flour tortillas are best because they can hold more fillings and are easier to roll up without tearing.
  • Steak: What is a steak burrito without steak? Steak is the main protein in steak burritos, providing a hearty and flavorful filling. You can use different cuts of steak such as flank steak, skirt steak, or sirloin, depending on your preference. I have a great recipe for making steak for burritos in the air fryer.
  • Veggies: Veggies add freshness, texture, and flavor to your burritos. Common veggie fillings include sliced bell peppers, onions, lettuce, and tomatoes. You can also add extras like avocado (hello, guacamole), black beans, or pinto beans. Scroll down for the perfect veggies.
  • Cheese: Shredded cheese adds richness and melts into the filling, helping to hold everything together. Common choices include cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a Mexican cheese blend. Grate it from a block rather than buying pre-shredded cheese for best melting and flavor.
  • Salsas and sauces: Salsas and sauces add moisture and flavor to the burritos. You can use store-bought options like salsa verde, salsa roja, or chipotle sauce, or make your own homemade salsa or sauce for a personalized touch.

How to Make Steak Burritos

Here is a brief overview of how to make a steak burrito. Be sure to scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the full recipe.

  1. Prepare the burrito filling ingredients. Cook the steak and make the fajita veggies and cilantro lime rice.
  2. Warm the tortillas. Place the tortillas in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or warm in a skillet over medium low heat.
  3. Add your filling. Add the steak across the center of the tortilla, then top with cilantro lime rice and fajita veggies. Add any additional toppings, see some ideas below.
  4. Fold it up. Fold the bottom of the tortilla up over the fillings, then fold the sides in and roll up tightly until you have a tightly sealed burrito. Enjoy!
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Steak For Burritos

The star of a steak burrito is, of course, steak! This simple recipe cooks marinated steak perfectly right in your air fryer. It has the perfect fajita flavor thanks to my simple steak marinade that is delicious in a burrito and comes together quickly.

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Air Fryer Steak for Fajitas and Burritos

Strips of sirloin steak are marinated, then cooked in the air fryer until tender and delicious. This steak is perfect to use for fajitas or burritos.
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Veggies For Burritos

This simple recipe for sautéed peppers and onions is ready in under 20 minutes. They add a nutritious and deliciously savory and sweet flavor to your burrito. Salt, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and soy sauce combine to give the vegetables the perfect amount of savory flavor. The natural flavors of the veggies are enhanced and the slightly caramelized result is perfect.

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Fajita Veggies

Fajita veggies with peppers and onions are the unsung hero of any burrito or fajita recipe. This recipe will teach you how to make peppers and onions for burritos!
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Cilantro Lime Rice

This easy recipe for cilantro lime rice comes together on your stovetop or right in your instant pot! It is easy to make and packed with flavor, making it the perfect side dish for any meal. You’ll end up with fluffy cilantro and lime infused rice with minimal effort and time. It can be served in your burrito or on the side. You can make it fresh for burritos, or warm up leftover rice.

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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Delicious Cilantro Lime Rice made in the Instant Pot is quick and convenient and perfect with fajitas or burritos!
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Homemade Salsas and Sauces

Just like at your favorite tex-mex or burrito joint, the sauces and salsas are what finish the burrito. Whether you prefer spicy salsa, mild salsa, or fresh pico de gallo, here are a few ideas:

  • Sour cream
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Chopped cilantro
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Easy Pico De Gallo

An easy recipe for Pico De Gallo with a chunky blend of tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro, onion, fresh lime juice, and salt. Perfect as a topping for tacos or delicious scooped up with tortilla chips.
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The Best Guacamole

The best guacamole with the perfect balance of ingredients!
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Variations and Tips

  • Don’t overfill. Distribute the fillings evenly down the center of each tortilla to ensure a balanced flavor in every bite. Avoid overfilling to prevent the burritos from bursting open.
  • Roll Tight: Roll the burritos tightly to encase the fillings securely. Tuck in the sides as you roll to prevent any fillings from escaping.
  • Make a steak burrito bowl. Skip the tortilla and use rice to make a burrito bowl. Top with your favorite toppings. This is a great option to meal prep for lunches for the week.
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Storing and Freezing Leftovers

If you are meal prepping for the week or have leftover burrito ingredients, I recommend storing them in separate containers in the refrigerator. Warm the portions of steak, vegetables, and rice you will use and build a fresh burrito.

If you want to store a leftover burrito, wrap it tightly with foil and keep it in the refrigerator for up to two days. You can also freeze burritos! Build your burrito, cover tightly twice with foil, and store in the freezer for up to three months. Read more on reheating burritos below.

How to Reheat a Burrito

With these simple steps, you can enjoy a warm and tasty burrito whenever you crave it, whether it’s leftover from yesterday’s dinner or straight from the freezer.

  • Oven method: Wrap the burrito in aluminum foil, leaving one end open for steam to escape. Place the wrapped burrito on a baking sheet and heat in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Microwave Method: For a quick option, place the unwrapped burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, depending on the strength of your microwave. To ensure even heating, you can cover the burrito with a damp paper towel while microwaving.
  • Skillet Method: Heat a skillet over medium heat. Place the burrito in the skillet and cook for a few minutes on each side until warmed through and the tortilla is slightly crispy.
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Easy Steak Burritos

Easy steak burritos stuffed with tender, juicy steak wrapped in a warm tortilla with cilantro lime rice, fajita veggies, cheese, and sour cream.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Prepare the steak and make the fajita veggies and cilantro lime rice.
  • Warm the tortilla: place in a microwave for 10-15 seconds or warm in a skillet over medium low heat.
  • Place your ingredients in a line across the center of the tortilla, leaving some space at the bottom and sides to fold it up.
  • Add the steak across the center of the tortilla, then top with cilantro lime rice and fajita veggies.
  • Add any additional toppings: cheese, sour cream, guacamole, pico de Gallo, etc.,
  • Fold the bottom of the tortilla up over the fillings, then fold the sides in and roll up tightly until you have a tightly sealed burrito.
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