The idea behind these burritos is a marriage of a fajita and a burrito and the results are a collision of YUM! You can use just about any traditional fajita item you’d like to stuff it with, but to keep it low FODMAP, of course you want to stick mostly with protein rather than carbohydrates.
Many millennia ago, there was a Mexican restaurant that used to make a simple, but much loved burrito of mine. When they went out of business, I missed it so much I figured out how to make one myself. This is the result, minus the onions that originally went into it and with a slight scale down to the amount of cheese that I once used.
Twice Grilled BBQ Burritos
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 6 oz chicken breast, frozen pre-cooked chicken strips, or sirloin steak
- ½ red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
- 2 burrito size flour tortillas (gluten-free is fine)
- 2 ounces mild cheddar or monterrey jack cheese
- Low FODMAP Barbecue Sauce
- Lactose-Free Sour cream (optional)
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, and 1 tablespoon oil and grill the chicken breast, strips or sirloin steak to desired doneness (the chicken you want to cook through, the steak is usually good done to medium so it isn’t too done but isn’t too bloody, either), adding bell pepper strips in last few minutes of cooking. Remove skillet from heat and scrape away any debris, but reserve skillet.
Using a cutting board and steak knife, cut the chicken breast or steak into fajita style strips. Layer meat and peppers in the center of your tortillas and top with 1 ounce of cheese. Drizzle with barbecue sauce. Fold into burritos.
Place pan back over medium heat, allowing it to heat 3-5 minutes, so pan is fully heated. Add remaining oil and lay burritos in the pan seam side down. Allow to cook 2-3 minutes before flipping. Burritos should be golden brown and crispy. Flip them seam side down and drizzle with more barbecue sauce. Transfer to plate and top with a dollop of sour cream, if desired.
Prep Time: 20-30 mins
A Note to Low Histamine Dieters about this recipe:
You can make these without the barbecue sauce and then they qualify as low histamine. Of course, it’s a little hard to push a barbecue recipe when there’s no sauce, so I’m not marking this one as suitable. It’s just too darn depressing, but I haven’t come up with a viable low histamine alternative and I doubt it’s even possible. You could sprinkle your meat with a chili powder that’s safe for you, but that’s really about the only recommendation I have for Masties. Sorry. I can’t eat this recipe anymore, either.