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CALI-STYLE BURRITO

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1 h 20 min

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3,783,180 views  The California Burrito is a delicacy known for its radical combination of guac, fries, and carne asada. We owe its popularity to the surf culture of San Diego. And we here at the BCU would like to thank them for their contribution to humanity.

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INGREDIENTS

For the Carne Asada

2 lb flank steak, trimmed

½ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed

¼ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed

¼ cup vegetable oil + more for cooking

2 tbsp soy sauce

4 cloves garlic, smashed

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp paprika

1 tsp Mexican oregano

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tbsp (packed) brown sugar

½ cup (loosely packed) cilantro leaves, chopped

1 tbsp kosher salt

2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

For the Salsa Roja

5 roma tomatoes, quartered

0.5 white onion, quartered

1 jalapeno pepper, stem removed

3 garlic cloves, peeled

As needed vegetable oil

2 Juice of limes

¼ cup cilantro leaves

To taste kosher salt

For the Salsa Verde

7 tomatillos, peeled + halved

0.5 white onion, quartered

As needed vegetable oil

1 jalapeno pepper, stem removed + halved

2 Juice of limes

⅓ cup cilantro leaves

To taste kosher salt

For the Guacamole

4 avocados, ripe

0.5 red onion, finely chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, stems and seeds removed + finely chopped

½ cup (loosely packed) cilantro leaves, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2.5 Juice from limes (or to taste)

1 tsp cumin

To taste kosher salt

To taste freshly ground black pepper

For the French Fries

3.5 large Yukon gold potatoes

1 tbsp white vinegar

As needed kosher salt

As needed fry oil

For the California Burrito

Large flour tortillas (~12” diameter)

Guacamole

Sour cream

French fries

Carne asada

Monterey jack cheese, shredded

Salsa verde

Salsa roja

DIRECTIONS

1.

For the Carne Asada

1.

Cut the flank steak into ½ inch slices. Make sure to cut the steak across the grain.

2 lb flank steak, trimmed

2.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl or zip-top bag.

½ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed

¼ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed

¼ cup vegetable oil + more for cooking

2 tbsp soy sauce

4 cloves garlic, smashed

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp paprika

1 tsp Mexican oregano

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tbsp (packed) brown sugar

½ cup (loosely packed) cilantro leaves, chopped

1 tbsp kosher salt

2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

3.

Add the steak to the marinade and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.

4.

Once the steak is ready, preheat a cast-iron skillet over high heat and add about 1 tablespoon of oil.

vegetable oil + more for cooking

5.

Add the steak strips to the oil and cook for about 1-2 minutes per side or until a crust forms.

6.

Cut the steak into bite-size pieces. Reserve until ready to serve.

7.

For the Salsa Roja

1.

Add the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno and garlic to a sheet tray. Coat them in vegetable oil.

5 roma tomatoes, quartered

0.5 white onion, quartered

1 jalapeno pepper, stem removed

3 garlic cloves, peeled

As needed vegetable oil

2.

Broil the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and garlic for 3-5 minutes or until charred.

3.

Allow the vegetables to cool slightly.

4.

Add the charred vegetables to a high-powered blender. Add the lime juice and cilantro, blend until homogenous but still chunky.

2 Juice of limes

¼ cup cilantro leaves

5.

Season the sauce to taste with salt and reserve until ready to use.

To taste kosher salt

6.

For the Salsa Verde

1.

Add the tomatillos and onion to a sheet tray. Coat them in vegetable oil.

7 tomatillos, peeled + halved

0.5 white onion, quartered

As needed vegetable oil

2.

Broil the tomatillos and onion for 3-5 minutes or until charred.

3.

Allow the vegetables to cool slightly.

4.

Transfer the charred vegetables, jalapeno, lime juice, and cilantro to a high-powered blender. Blend the sauce until homogeneous but still chunky.

1 jalapeno pepper, stem removed + halved

2 Juice of limes

⅓ cup cilantro leaves

5.

Season the sauce to taste with salt and reserve until ready to use.

To taste kosher salt

6.

For the Guacamole

1.

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.

4 avocados, ripe

0.5 red onion, finely chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, stems and seeds removed + finely chopped

½ cup (loosely packed) cilantro leaves, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2.5 Juice from limes (or to taste)

1 tsp cumin

To taste kosher salt

To taste freshly ground black pepper

2.

Mix the guacamole with a fork until relatively smooth.

3.

Use immediately or cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface and refrigerate until ready to use.

4.

For the French Fries

1.

Peel and cut the potatoes into ½ inch fries.

3.5 large Yukon gold potatoes

2.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the vinegar and 1 tablespoon of salt.

1 tbsp white vinegar

As needed kosher salt

3.

Blanch fries for 8-10 minutes in boiling water. Transfer the fries to a sheet tray and allow them to cool to room temperature.

4.

Meanwhile, preheat the fry oil in a large high-sided skillet to 375 °F.

As needed fry oil

5.

Working in batches, fry the fries for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Transfer the fries to a paper towel-lined sheet tray. Season them with salt.

6.

For the California Burrito

1.

Heat the tortillas in a large cast-iron pan for 1-2 minutes per side. This will make the tortillas pliable and more easily wrapped. Transfer the warmed tortillas to a clean kitchen towel to keep warm.

Large flour tortillas (~12” diameter)

2.

Place a still-warm tortilla in the center of your workspace. Spread a spoonful of the guacamole onto the lower third of the burrito. Then, top with sour cream, french fries, carne asada, and Monterey jack cheese.

Guacamole

Sour cream

French fries

Carne asada

Monterey jack cheese, shredded

3.

Fold the sides of the tortilla in towards the filling, this should create a roughly rectangular shape. Then, roll the burrito starting from the bottom, moving away from yourself.

4.

Repeat with the remaining tortillas and ingredients.

5.

Preheat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.

6.

Toast each burrito steam side down for 1-2 minutes on the skillet. Once lightly browned, flip the burrito over and toast for an additional 1-2 minutes.

7.

Serve immediately with sides of salsa verde and salsa roja.

Salsa verde

Salsa roja

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