Steak Burritos

These burritos are packed with meat, beans, rice, cheese, guacamole and salsa. They are simple to make and healthier because they are made with brown rice, whole-wheat tortillas and portion controlled serving sizes. Wrap them in foil and then you can pick the burrito up and eat it without it falling apart.



  • ½ cup prepared fresh salsa
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup instant brown rice
  • 1 x 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 12 ounces strip steak, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 x 8-inch tortillas, preferably whole-wheat
  • ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup prepared guacamole
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Combine salsa and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in rice, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in beans, return to a simmer and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes more.
  4. Sprinkle steak with pepper.
  5. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  6. Add steak and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. To assemble, divide the steak among the tortillas and top with equal amounts of cheese, guacamole, cilantro and the rice mixture.
  8. Roll each tortilla up into a burrito.

Serves 4 – Serving size 1 burrito – Nutrition Per serving
472 Calories; Fat 16g; Fibre 7g; Carbohydrate 49g; Protein 31g; Sugar 4g