Monday, August 4, 2008

BBQ Tri-Tip Burritos

We spent Saturday in Ojai visiting some family friends. Before we went to their house, we stopped at a local Mexican restaurant called Jim & Rob's Fresh Grill. While eating our tacos, we noticed a peculiar menu item--the bbq tri-tip burrito. Intrigued but stuffed, we decided we'd have to try it next time.

Instead, Jerry (Joey's dad for those of you who don't know names) decided to make it tonight! The recipe called for tri-tip (a type of beef that seems to be available only in California), pinto beans, salsa, cheese and of course, tortillas.

This is pretty much the easiest recipe ever--I hardly qualify it as a recipe at all. Surprisingly, the burritos were good. The barbecue sauce added a whole new level of flavor to the burritos. If I were to change anything, I'd just make them tacos and use corn tortillas OR homemade tortillas instead.

BBQ Tri-Tip Burritos

Tri-tip (2 pounds for 4 people)
Pinto Beans
Salsa - don't let the flavors overpower the bbq sauce
BBQ Seasoning
BBQ Sauce


1. Sprinkle BBQ seasoning over tri-tip
2. BBQ tri-tip until medium rare
3. Meanwhile, heat canned pinto beans on the stove
4. Slice meat into bite-sized strips


1. Heat tortilla in the microwave or on the grill
2. Fill with meat
3. Add beans
4. Add Salsa and Cheese
5. Drizzle with bbq sauce on top (I recommend heating the sauce a little)
6. Fold the sides in and enjoy


Kathy said...

That is making my mouth water! I saw a big tri tip at my Costco. Was the meat tender? I thought it is usually marinated to make it more tender.

Carrie said...

No, tri-tip is tender right away, it is so good.