Healthy Dinner: Steak Burritos

Making Steak Burritos2Burritos are made by wrapping flour tortillas around a filling. The tortilla is steamed or grilled to make it pliable. Popular burrito fillings include meat, chicken, fish, cheese, refried beans, and rice. The word “burrito” is Spanish for “little donkey” and, to understand why, it is useful to know about the history of burritos. Burritos are especially popular in Ciudad Juarez, where they were invented, and this area is in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. If you visit Chihuahua, you can buy them from roadside stands or restaurants. Villa Ahumada and other northern Mexican border towns serve authentic Mexican burritos, which differ quite a lot of the North American type of burritos.

Burritos are one of the most popular Mexican recipes of all and the combination of a soft flour tortilla with a delicious Mexican filling makes a wonderful lunch or dinner. There are plenty of easy  Mexican food that you can try, if you fancy cooking a Mexican healthy dinner for the family tonight.


Ingredients: refried beans, New York strip steak, salsa, flour wraps

Preparation Instructions:

Wrap the steak, refried beans and salsa in a flour wrap. Place the burritos in a pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cook the burritos for 20 minutes.

Making Steak Burritos1

A traditional Mexican burrito is thin and small and contains only one or two ingredients, which are likely to be potatoes, fish, beans, chili relleno, Asadero cheese, or some kind of meat. Chopped hot dogs in a tomato chili sauce, shredded flank steak, cheese, refried beans, mole, or barbecue sauce might also be in the burrito. Salsa verde, which is very spicy, is also found in some Mexican burritos. Sour cream, lettuce, salsa, and avocado are often found in American style burritos but not in Mexican ones. Burritos are very popular in northern Mexico but uncommon in other parts of the country.




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