Burrito Grilled Cheese Sandwich

close-up photo of a stack of grilled cheese burritos sandwiches

These grilled cheese sandwiches are filled with burrito ingredients: cheese, carne asada, guacamole, and French fries.

We’ve been eating a lot of burritos lately. We’ve had quite a few friends visiting from out of town, and I love introducing them to the California burrito, which is distinctly San Diegan. It’s basically a carne asada burrito with all the works, plus it adds French fries. French fries make everything better.

a stack of grilled cheese burritos sandwich slices

So for my next grilled cheese creation, I was inspired by the ingredients that go into a California burrito, but stuffed into a grilled cheese sandwich. This was a bit messy from the guacamole, but seriously yummy.

grilled cheese burritos sandwiches stacked on top of each other

Grilled Cheese Burritos Sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 sandwiches
These grilled cheese burritos sandwiches are inspired by California burritos, which are very popular in San Diego. They are made with carne asada, guacamole, cheese, and French fries! So instead of wrapping it all up in a tortilla, I took all those great fillings and made them into a grilled cheese sandwich. They are a little messy, but so delicious!

Ingredients:

  • slices  of bread I used ciabatta
  • tbsp butter spread
  • slices of white cheddar cheese or gouda
  • 1 cup cooked carne asada steak cut into small strips
  • 3/4 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup cooked French fries

Directions:

  1. 1. Spread about 1/2 tbsp butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  2. 2. Place a slice of cheese on top of each un-buttered side of bread. Add carne asada, french fries and guacamole on top of three slices of bread. Place remaining slices of bread on top, to form sandwiches. Place frying pan on stove and turn to medium heat. Once hot, place sandwiches in the frying pan, cooking the buttered sides until golden and toasty and the center of the sandwiches are melty.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Cheese Burritos Sandwich
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 829 Calories from Fat 376
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.8g 64%
Saturated Fat 14.1g 71%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 14.9g
Cholesterol 55.4mg 18%
Sodium 1164mg 49%
Total Carbohydrates 84g 28%
Dietary Fiber 8.8g 35%
Sugars 2.6g
Protein 31.2g 62%
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 44%
Iron 45%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

7 comments on “Burrito Grilled Cheese Sandwich”

  1. My favorite part of any sandwich is the bread. Bad bread makes me unhappy. What kind of bread did you use for your sandwich (it looks so yummy)?

  2. Oh nice! It kind of looked like a crusty sourdough!

  3. Wow, what a great idea! Yes. French fries  make everything so much better!

  4. OMG. Beyond amazing. Beyond decadent. Those stacked up sandwich halves are gorgeous!

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