El Monterey Shredded Steak & Three-Cheese Burrito Review

El Monterey Shredded Steak & Three-Cheese Burrito

Let’s be honest here. El Monterey rarely knocks it out of the park when it comes to frozen burritos. They’re known more for making cheap lunches than high-quality ones, and sometimes you’re willing to sacrifice flavor for savings. We certainly ate a lot of El Monterey burritos back in our college days.

Yet, the El Monterey Shredded Steak & Three-Cheese Burrito isn’t as cheap-tasting as many of the other burritos in this line. It’s certainly better than the Beef & Bean Burrito or the Bean & Cheese Burrito. The burrito we got actually came in a single pack, but according to El Monterey’s website, these also come in a twelve pack.

First off, we should point out that this burrito certainly doesn’t skimp on the steak. While many other burritos just offer the faintest hint of meat, this one really packs in the steak. As the name implies, this is a shredded steak, and it actually has a pretty decent consistency to it. It also tastes pretty good.

El Monterey Shredded Steak & Three-Cheese Burrito

Then there’s the cheese sauce. This is a blend of cheddar, monterey jack, and mozzarella. It’s gooey and thick, and it actually tastes far better than we expected. Like the steak, the cheese portion is ample.

To give this a little bit of kick, there’s also a green chili sauce mixed in. We found that it mostly stayed concentrated in the middle of the burrito and it had a tendency to avoid the burrito’s ends. Still, we found it to be a pretty tasty addition that we weren’t expecting.

This burrito contains 290 calories (70 from fat) and 420 mg of sodium. While that’s not bad for a meal, this burrito is certainly not a meal. If you end up eating two of these (which is pretty likely), that ends up being 580 calories (140 from fat) and 840 mg of sodium. That’s not all that appealing anymore, is it?

The El Monterey Steak & Three Cheese Burrito is one of El Monterey’s better burritos. We were pleasantly surprised at how generous the portions were, and the flavor was quite good for a low-end burrito. If you’re looking for something tasty in the El Monterey line, you could certainly do worse than this.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in this El Monterey frozen burrito, check out our package scan below.

El Monterey Shredded Steak & Three-Cheese Burrito

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1 year ago

Wanted to try these for a while but kept putting it off because of the price. Finally surged and was extremely disappointed. Want to say, “Where’s the steak?” Basically tastes Iike beans, rice and cheese. Definitely not worth the high price. We choked down 3 and I have 7 left to suffer through. Don’t waste your money!

Tim Lamb
Tim Lamb
1 year ago

Very disappointed I brought the streeded, steak rice and beans where’s the rice and steak if you want to eat a tortilla with gravy for $14 buy this product.

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