Mini California-Style Carne Asada and Potato Burritos

Monica Francisco

By
@ironchefmonica

This recipe is inspired by a burrito I get from a hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant in my California hometown. The best thing about this burrito is the french fries! I've made it for many friends and it is always a hit... I think my version might even be better than the original!

This recipe makes mini-burritos for appetizers, but the portions can easily be increased to make full-sized burritos for a satisfying meal! Goes great with tortilla chips and more guacamole!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
20
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

MEAT AND MARINADE

3 lb
flank steak
1/4 c
white vinegar
1/2 c
soy sauce
4 clove
garlic, minced
2
limes, juiced
1/2 c
olive oil
1 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
paprika
salt and pepper, to taste

OTHER BURRITO INGREDIENTS

1 pkg
extra crispy shoestring potatoes, frozen
2 pkg
flour tortillas
2 c
4-cheese mexican blend, shredded
guacamole
sour cream

Step-By-Step

1In a large glass baking dish, combine all marinade ingredients except for flank steak. Stir until well-combined. Add flank steak and immerse into marinade, turning over to completely coat. Cover and refrigerate for anywhere between 1 hr and overnight, but no longer.
2Bake shoestring potatoes on a baking sheet according to package directions. Once cooked, set aside.
3While potatoes are baking, heat a large grill pan or skillet to medium-high heat. When pan in hot, place marinated meat in pan and cook for a few minutes on each side, to desired doneness. Once cooked, place on cutting board and allow to rest for a few minutes. Once rested, cut meat into small, bite-sized cubes. Set aside.
4Heat a large skillet to medium heat and spray lightly with cooking spray. Place one tortilla into the pan and sprinkle enough cheese to almost cover the surface, leaving about 1 inch of tortilla uncovered all around. Heat until cheese is just melted and bottom begins to brown and crisp.
5To assemble, place warm tortilla on a plate. Add about 1/4 c of meat toward the bottom of tortilla. Next, place about 4-5 potato pieces on top of meat. Add as much guacamole and sour cream as desired.
6Begin rolling tortilla from bottom, folding sides in as you roll. Cut burrito in middle. Repeat steps 4-6 for more burritos!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy