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Jamaican Jerk Beef Wraps with Avocado Salsa

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Jamaican Jerk Beef Wraps with Avocado Salsa

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 120
  • Total Time: 215
  • Serving: 12


⅓ cup (75 mL) minced onion

⅓ cup (75 mL) vegetable oil

1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh lime juice or cider vinegar

1 tbsp (15 mL) packed brown sugar

1 tsp (5 mL) minced garlic

1 tsp (5 mL) ground allspice

1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme leaves

1 tsp (5 mL) hot pepper sauce

½ tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon

½ tsp (2 mL) nutmeg

½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and pepper

½ tsp (2 mL) chili pepper flakes

4 lb (2 kg) Beef Rotisserie Roast (e.g. Sirloin Tip, Cross Rib or Inside Round)

6 large warm flour tortillas

Avocado Salsa (recipe follows)


Combine onion, oil, lime juice, brown sugar, garlic, allspice, thyme, hot pepper sauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, pepper and chilli flakes in large sealable freezer bag. Remove 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the marinade and set aside to use in salsa. (For spicier salsa, reserve 3 tbsp/45 mL) Pierce roast all over with fork and add to bag; seal and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours. Discard marinade and pat roast dry.

Place drip pan under grill; add 1/2 inch (1 cm) water to pan. Preheat barbecue to medium-high (400°F/200°C). Cooking with rotisserie: Insert spit rod lengthwise through centre of roast; secure with holding forks and place over drip pan. Cooking without rotisserie: Place roast on grill over drip pan that is moved to one side; turn off heat under roast.

Insert meat thermometer into middle of roast, avoiding spit rod (if using). Cook at constant heat in closed barbecue until thermometer reads 155°F (68°C) for medium (about 30 minutes per lb/500 g). Remove roast to cutting board; tent with foil for 10 to 15 minutes. Carve thinly across the grain. Place slices along centre of lightly grilled tortillas. Top with Avocado Salsa.

Avocado Salsa

Gently combine 2 EACH medium tomatoes (seeded and chopped) and avocados (peeled and chopped). Stir in 2 tbsp (30 mL) EACH fresh lime juice and reserved marinade, 1 tsp (5 mL) minced garlic and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Makes approx. 2-1/2 cups (625 mL)