Bacon steak wraps, made with chuck steak and a homemade blue cheese dressing, are hearty, rich and delicious. If you’re wondering what to put in a steak wrap, I recommend bacon, blue cheese crumbles and fried onions! If you’re going to make something this tasty, you might as well go ahead and add in all your favourites! As always, you can simply leave out any ingredients you aren’t so keen on. You will love this delicious and easy to make lunch recipe.
Beef wraps make a wonderful lunch recipe. These are amazing served warm, perhaps paired with some fries or potato salad, so if you’re a diehard carnivore you’ll love these bacon steak wraps!
Ingredients for Bacon Steak Wraps
Chuck steak is the star ingredient in this gourmet lunch recipe and of course you’ll need wraps too. It’s up to you what kind of wraps you want to use – corn tortilla wraps, flour wraps and low carb wraps are just some options.
You could even substitute bread, although that might be a little messy to eat since things are likely to fall out!
Bacon, blue cheese crumbles and arugula are also good in these bacon steak wraps. Feel free to use turkey bacon, another kind of shredded cheese or mixed salad greens or spinach if preferred.
Chili powder, oregano, salt, and pepper combine with olive oil to add flavour to the chuck steak. You also need French fried onions and bell pepper for the wraps. You can either use the crunchy French fried onions that come in a box or fry some fresh ones. Use any colour of bell pepper you prefer.
Mayo, sour cream, blue cheese, buttermilk, parsley, and lemon juice combine to make the blue cheese dressing, as well as salt and pepper to taste. Again, if blue cheese isn’t your thing, you can sub another kind in these beef wraps. Emmentaler, gruyere or parmesan would all work.
How to Make Bacon Steak Wraps
Now you know what to put in a steak wrap you’ll want to make some! Cut the steak into bite-sized pieces. While it’s coming to room temperature you can mix all the blue cheese dressing ingredients together.
Toss the chuck steak cubes with the oil and seasonings. Next you can cook the bacon and bell pepper then remove from the pan. Add the seasoned chuck steak to the bacon grease in the pan and cook for several minutes.
Divide the steak, peppers, arugula, cheese, and fried onions between the tortillas and drizzle over the blue cheese dressing. Wrap tightly and secure with a toothpick. This is a lunch recipe nobody will forget, for all the right reasons!
Top 3 Tips for Success
• To ensure the meat comes out tender for these beef wraps, cut it against the grain not along the grain. Check for parallel muscle fiber lines running down the beef and cut across them. If there are fibers running both ways, you can just adjust your cutting direction.
• You can use another kind of beef if you want. Top round steak, flank steak or sirloin would all work. Just make sure you give it time to reach room temperature before cooking so it doesn’t ‘seize up’ in the hot oil and get tough.
• What to put in a steak wrap depends on your personal preferences, so feel free to change or omit any of the ingredients you don’t like to come up with your own take on the recipe. Oh, and you might like this Thai inspired tofu wrap too.
Bacon Steak Wraps FAQs
These are hearty enough to be a standalone dish but you can always prepare sides. You might like some carbs such as mashed or roasted potatoes or French fries. Another idea would be a simple salad, in which case omit the arugula from the bacon steak wraps and use it to make the salad instead.
I like these best served as soon as they’re ready, while the steak is nice and hot. However, if you do have leftovers they will keep overnight. If you know you’ll have leftovers then don’t assemble the wraps until you’re ready to serve them. Just cook the ingredients and keep them separate, then assemble just before serving.
Bacon Steak Wraps with Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe
Bacon Steak Wraps with Blue Cheese Dressing
- 1 Pound chuck steak cut into ¼” pieces
- 1 Teaspoon chili powder
- 1 Teaspoon oregano
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- ½ Teaspoon pepper
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 6 pieces bacon thick cut
- ½ Cup blue cheese crumbles
- 1 Cup arugula
- 1 Cup fried onions
- 1 bell pepper sliced
- 6 wraps
Blue Cheese Dressing
- 2 Tablespoon mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoon sour cream
- 2 Ounces blue cheese
- 2 Tablespoon buttermilk
- parsley fresh
- 1 Pinch salt
- 1 Pinch pepper
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- Prepare the steak by cutting into ¼” pieces and let come to room temp.
- Prepare the dressing. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Preheat a frying pan over medium high heat.
- Combine chili powder, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small bowl or ramekin.
- Add steak bites to a medium bowl and toss with olive oil and seasoning.
- Add bacon and peppers to the hot pan. Cook bacon until crispy and transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Cook peppers until softened, about 3 extra minutes. Remove from bacon grease and set aside.
- Next, add the steak to the bacon grease and cook for 4 minutes, stirring often to turn.
- Place a tortilla onto a solid work surface. Line steak down the middle, then peppers, arugula, blue cheese crumbles, and last fried onions. Drizzle with blue cheese dressing. Tightly wrap and secure with a pick.
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.
Bacon steak wraps make a hearty lunch recipe or you could try them for dinner, perhaps paired with fries. Now you know what to put in a steak wrap I bet you’re excited to make these!