Asian Fusion #Recipe: Top Your Own Thai Burrito

Growing up in New England, I was raised on rather bland flavors. While I love New England baked beans and a good pot roast, the flavors aren’t really bold, spicy or exotic. When I moved to Houston my taste buds went into a bit of culture shock! All of a sudden I was eating stuffed jalapenos and alligator on a stick! Houston is also a melting pot of cultures, especially in the science community that we were in so we were introduced to a ton of Asian flavors as well. Last year I read a cookbook all about Asian Fusion which really intrigued me. Food fusions basically take the style of one culture and mix it with the flavors of another to create a totally new creation. This is an Asian Fusion idea that I threw together for an easy, quick weeknight meal and we were all very impressed!

Asian Fusion

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In my house, top your own anything is always a big hit. We do top your own salads on a regular basis, too. Something about giving the kids control over creating their own plate makes meal time more fun. You can use whatever toppings your family enjoys. I wanted to include bean sprouts but they were out of stock so I went with water chestnuts for that added crunch. Get creative with your toppings and every meal with be a little bit different! I used some San J gluten free Tamari Sesame salad dressing as the liquid while simmering the meat but you can use  your own favorite Asian sauce.

Asian Fusion: Top Your Own Thai Burrito

Asian Fusion Recipe

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Yield: 6 to 8

Asian Fusion #Recipe: Top Your Own Thai Burrito

Asian Fusion Recipe

A mix of Asian and Mexican flavors to create a fun new recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes


  • 1 beef roast (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/3 cup chopped honey roasted peanuts
  • 1 can sliced water chesnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups Thai sauce of your choosing (I used San J Tamarai Sesame salad dressing)
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
  • 1 package whole wheat tortillas


  1. Cook the beef roast in a slow cooker for 8 to 10 hours in approximately 1 1/4 cups of the Asian dressing or sauce. When the roast is done, cool slightly and shred meat with a fork..
  2. Chop the green onions, cilantro and honey roasted peanuts. Place each one in a separate bowl.
  3. Shred the cabbage and place in a bowl
  4. Drain the water chestnuts and place in a bowl
  5. Place the remaining 1/4 cup of Asian sauce in a bowl with a spoon for drizzling
  6. Place as much of each ingredient into a tortilla as you want, squeeze lime juice on top and then roll up and eat!

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5 thoughts on “Asian Fusion #Recipe: Top Your Own Thai Burrito”

  1. I love Thai, and I love burritos, so this looks really great. The “top your own” idea is great, too, especially for my picky eater. He’s happy when he can make his own fajitas with what he likes.


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