Grilled Burrito

This recipe started out as a how to for making fajitas, but I decided it needed one extra step, grilling the burrito.  I headed back out to Edwardsville Quality meats and picked up a couple pounds of skirt steak.  This is typically what you would find being used in Mexican restaurants.

You can grill these with some simple spices, but I decided to create an overnight marinade.  Following is a rough estimate of what I used.  I didn’t actually measure or write these down, but this can give you a good enough idea of how to make it.

1/2 Cup Soy Sauce

1/4 Cup Worcestershire

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

Juice from 1/2 lemon

2 cloves of garlic.

Combine all ingredients and put them into a gallon size freezer bag.  Add the steak, toss around and let sit overnight.  In the morning, toss the steak around again, and turn the bag over to get maximum coverage.

While the grill is firing up, take the meat and let is come up to room temperature.  Slice the onion and peppers and brush on olive oil.  This will help them to grill.

I grilled the steak over top of the fire, using a high heat.  For the vegetables, I started them on the side to roast, and moved them over the fire for the last few minutes.  I cooked the staeak to just below medium.  The peppers were cooked until they were soft, and the onions until they were translucent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure that you let the steak rest for about 5 minutes.  If you cut a steak open immediately after cooking, all of the juices in the steak will immediately drain and be wasted.   If you wait the extra 5 minutes, the juices will redistribute as the steak cools and you won’t lose of the great flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have all the ingredients, I took a fajita shell, and created my burrito.  I added steak, peppers, onions, cheese and some tabasco.  You can add anything you like.  Wrap the burrito tight and take it back out to the grill.  It takes about 2 minutes per side to cook the shell.  This gives it a nice crispy outside and melts the cheese inside.

This is what it looks like plated up.  I wish I would of taken a picture of the inside, but I accidently ate it all before I thought about it.  The next time I do these, I am going to get burrito shells and make a full size burrito.

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