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Beef Burrito

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What you ask is a burrito? Burritos are larger than tacos and traditionally filled with a savoury meat filling but nowadays you can easily find veggie options. Legend has it that the burrito was invented around 1900 in the Chihuahua region of Mexico by Juan Mendez. Burrito translated means “little donkey” and refers to Juan’s much-loved donkey who helped him deliver the burritos.

In our beef burrito recipe, we have cooked beef brisket low and slow until meltingly tender which makes a delicious filling and added some crunchy Jalapeño & Pineapple, shredded cabbage and Chipotle Salsa. Probably the best thing about burritos is their versatility so go ahead and add your favourite toppings.

Try our Beef Burrito with some Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips and Guacamole or go all out and make a plate of Chipotle Beef Nachos. Be sure to check out our Vegan Burrito if you have a non-meat eater.

Some More Burrito Recipes Collection


  • Prep time

    20 mins

  • Cook time

    5 hours, 10 mins

  • Total time

    5 hours, 30 mins

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How to make it

  1. This is a slow & low recipe and will take about 4-5 hours to cook the beef, but best to be flexible with timings as it’ll depend on the size and shape of your joint. If you have a slow cooker, brilliant. Otherwise you can just use a large saucepan with a lid and the oven. If using an oven, pre-heat to 150C.
  2. First, remove any large chunks of fat from the beef.
  3. Heat a large pan (with a lid for later)  and add a little vegetable oil. Once hot, sear the brisket until nicely browned all over. Don’t worry if it catches and chars in places. 
  4. Remove the beef, reduce heat to a medium and add sliced onion to the pan (don’t clean the pan).
  5. Cook for another 10 minutes until onions are browned, stirring regularly.
  6. Return the brisket to the pan and add the Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Taco & Fajita Mix, the stout and enough stock to just cover the beef. 
  7. Add the lid to the pot and cook at 150C for 5 hours, turning every hour or so. After the 4th hour, check if the meat will pull apart fairly easily with 2 forks. When it does, it’s done. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
  8. Remove the meat from the liquid and shred into chunks with 2 forks. Whilst doing that, place the pan with sauce over a high heat and reduce the liquid until you’ve got a nice thick sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the ingredients and warm the Gran Luchito Burrito Wraps.  You’ll need 2 for each burrito.
  10. When ready to serve, lay 2 tortillas overlapping slightly on a sheet of foil, and add a spoonful of brisket and Chipotle Salsa onto the tortilla with its edge under the other.
  11. Top with shredded cabbage, Gran Luchito Jalapeño & Pineapple and fresh coriander.
  12. Use the foil to wrap the burrito up as tightly as possible, taking care to keep the other tortilla overlapping. Twist the ends and leave for 10 minutes.
  13. Slice the burrito in the middle, peel back the foil and enjoy.

Chefs Tip
You can also cook the beef in a slow cooker 

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Megan Phipps
Megan Phipps
9 months ago
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Super tasty!

9 months ago
Reply to  Megan Phipps

Thanks for your feedback Megan! Tried any of the other ones? https://gran.luchito.com/recipes/burritos/

9 months ago
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So good! Perfect with beef brisket fresh from the smoker!

9 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

You’ve got the right idea! 😀

Sarah Grant
Sarah Grant
3 months ago
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Originally bought the jalapeño & pineapple and chipotle salsa for nacho supplies (& they did not disappoint!). Turns out they’re also brill in these burritos. 😍 Can’t wait to try out some more of the recipes!

2 months ago
Reply to  Sarah Grant

Yes, they are super versatile! Do keep us posted on any other recipes you try. If you go to a certain product page you can also search for recipes that use that particular product 🤠

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