Make Our California Burrito Recipe at Home

by Tonya Staab
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Make our California burrito recipe at home. Made with carne asada and french fries it’s a San Diego staple that you have to try.

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If you’ve been to (or live in) Southern California, then you may be familiar with the California Burrito. What could be better than a burrito filled with carne asada and french fries? If you haven’t tried one, you need to. They are a must-have here, and I’m going to share a simple recipe for making them at home. Plus, I’m pairing them with Sol, making this the perfect celebratory sips pairing for a weekend of entertaining with friends.

california burrito recipe with carne asada and french fries
Make this California burrito, it’s a San Diego favorite.

The best part of these is you can prepare the meat in advance because once assembled, you pop the burritos into the oven to warm them up. You just need to make sure the fries are cooked fresh.

carne asada meat with cilantro and lime

I love my cast-iron grill pan for cooking the flank steak. All you need is about 5-7 minutes on each side (depending on how thick the meat is) so that it’s a little charred on the outside, but still pink on the inside.

California burrito recipe

California Burrito

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • Flank steak - you can marinate it if you like, but I purchase mine pre-marinated at a local grocery store
  • French fries
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Mexican cheese blend
  • Cilantro
  • Lime (optional)
  • Avocado (optional)


  1. Grill the meat about 5-7 minutes each side (depending on how thick the cut is). I used my indoor cast-iron grill pan for this.
  2. Prepare the fries on a baking tray and oven-bake them (according to package directions).
  3. Cut the steak into thin strips.
  4. Assemble your burrito, stacking the ingredients to one side leaving enough room to fold over the edges, and then tightly roll your burrito.
ingredients for a california burrito

Prepare the fries and oven-bake them, and then cut the steak into thin strips.

Assemble your burrito, stacking the ingredients to one side leaving enough room to fold over the edges, and then tightly roll your burrito.

how to make a california burrito

Wrap the burritos in aluminum foil and pop them into an oven preheated to 350 F for about 10 minutes to warm them.

a california burrito recipe with french fries and carne asada meat

Serve with Sol.

Sol, the drink to serve with a california burrito

Sol is a bright, refreshing Mexican lager that was founded in 1899 and was first brewed out of Mexico City. Sol’s brewmaster took inspiration from a ray of sunlight shining through a hole in the brewery’s roof, and then proudly named his new beer Sol which translates to the Sun.

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