I really have no idea how I ended up with an entire extra steak, but I did. I guess I was starving at the grocery store when I bought two huge steaks for just the two of us. They were delicious! Boneless Rib Eyes, seasoned and cooked in cast iron. You couldn’t have asked for a better steak. I knew the leftovers using such a good steak needed to be equally as good. Any ole burrito was not going to suffice, I needed deliciousness wrapped up in a flour tortilla. These burritos lived up to my expectations!
They were filled with Homemade Refried Beans, steak that simmered with onions, garlic, and bell pepper in a mild red taco sauce, and lots of cheddar and jack cheese. Then they were lightly brushed with just a bit of butter, topped with a little more cheese, and baked. We enjoyed these tasty little burritos with some fresh pico de gallo, cilantro, avocado, sour cream, and of course a little more taco sauce.
- 1 large leftover cooked steak (or roast beef), cut into small bite size pieces
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- ½ large yellow onion (chopped)
- ½ red bell pepper (diced)
- ½ yellow bell pepper (diced)
- ½ orange bell pepper (diced)
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 cups mild red taco sauce
- Refried Beans (see link in post for homemade, or use 1 can)
- 2 cups grated cheese (cheddar and/or jack)
- 2 TBSP butter
- Flour tortillas
- Optional for serving: chopped cilantro, pico de gallo or your favorite salsa, sour cream, avocado
- Chop and dice onion and bell pepper. Crush garlic. Cut meat into small bite size pieces.
- In large skillet, heat 2 TBSP of olive oil over med heat. Saute together the onion and bell pepper until just tender. Add garlic.
- Add meat, chili powder, cumin, and taco sauce into sauté pan with veggies.
- Heat over med/low heat until heated through.
- Heat refried beans in separate pan until just warm.
- To assemble burritos:
- Take a flour tortilla and spread some refried beans down the center. Add cheese and a large spoonful of beef mixture on top of beans. Wrap into a burrito and place in baking dish. Continue until you've made as many burritos as you need. Lightly brush the top with melted butter and top with grated cheese.
- Bake in preheated 350* oven for 30-35 minutes.
- Optional: Serve with sour cream, chopped cilantro, fresh pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, and avocado.
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