Top Sirloin Carne Asada Burrito


This is a quick and easy recipe for a carne asada burrito, perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Carne asada is traditionally made with a cheap cut of beef, like skirt steak. However, I rarely eat beef, and when I do, I prefer to spend a little money on a nicer cut of beef. With this recipe, I used top sirloin, and sliced it into small strips before cooking it. Using a top sirloin means it is not necessary to tenderize the meat with a marinade before cooking it either. I simply added some spices to the beef before sauteing it. Sauteing the meat quickly like a stir fry is the key to this quick one dish meal. Make a simple guacamole with avocados, cilantro, garlic, and freshly squeezed lime juice to add to the burrito. My grocer didn’t have any ripe Hass avocados the day I made this dish, so I just substituted with the large green avocados. I am not sure of their exact name, we just call them Florida avocados. I do not usually buy the Florida avocados though, because they are much lower in the healthy fats than Hass avocados. They are great for dieters, or as a mayonnaise substitution. Add pico de gallo to finish, which is simply chopped tomato, cilantro, onion, and a little salt.

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Yield: Serves 4

Top Sirloin Carne Asada Burrito

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2 lbs top sirloin, sliced in strips
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
kosher salt
olive oil
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 large green bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, grated

Additional Ingredients:
Pico de Gallo
Flour tortillas


Preheat a large skillet. Add spices, salt and pepper to sliced beef. Toss to coat. Drizzle skillet with olive oil. Add seasoned beef to hot skillet and brown.

When beef is browned, add onions, green peppers and garlic. Cook until desired tenderness.

Assemble burrito with beef, guacamole, and pico de gallo. Enjoy!

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  7 Responses to “Top Sirloin Carne Asada Burrito”

  1. Nastassia(LetMeEatCake) — January 28, 2010 @ 11:18 am

    I’m always looking for simple week night meals and this looks right up my alley! I can’t wait to try it. For some reason I am intimidated by beef, but I will forgo my fear and give your recipe a try =)

  2. Drick — January 28, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

    great looking, great ingredients and I know great to eat – I WANT ONE NOW!!!

  3. redkathy — January 29, 2010 @ 9:07 am

    Love the burrito Angie, well to tell you the truth I love all Mexican food! Guacamole is a must have if you ask me. BTW-stop by my blog, I have something there for you, Happy Friday!

  4. Jennie — February 9, 2010 @ 10:51 pm

    Sometimes (rarely) you come across a blog or site that is what it says it is, and this is one of those. I love your site and will be back for more. It’s bookmarked! Jennie Potts

  5. Issac Scaiano — February 13, 2010 @ 4:40 am

    As always superb post bud. I’ve had a blast reading your posts and have found them awesome. Keep posting more

  6. Don Thompson — July 10, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

    Nice blog, however your use of the term asada is incorrect. Asada means grilled, quite a different taste than fried as in your recipe. Here in Mexico the beef is sliced into thin slices, then marinated, sometimes, and grilled then cut into smaller pieces.

  7. MeatHub Inc. — October 8, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

    It’s amazing how simple and amazing a burrito can look 🙂

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