Burrito is the name given to a wheat tortilla warmed up over a hot pan and then wrapped around a variety of meat and vegetarian fillings. Burritos are most common in the north of Mexico where cooks make their own fresh wheat tortillas at home. With chicken, beef, pulled pork and vegan burrito recipes there is a delicious burrito recipe for all tastes.
Uses Chipotle Paste
Burritos are tortillas filled with meat typically chicken, beef, or pork, a layer of Mexican rice and/or beans (either refried or black beans), veggies such as lettuce and tomatoes, and finally include toppings such as cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and jalapeños.
The key difference between the more familiar taco and a burrito is the quantity and size. Tacos are small and open, and you might need 3 or 4 to satisfy your appetite. A burrito, on the other hand, has a larger tortilla and a variety of fillings.
Burritos are best made with a flour tortilla as a corn one would break with that size of tortilla.
We think chips and salsa are a must or take it up a notch with nachos! Mexican rice and refried beans are also typical sides. We think a side of Mexican corn is also a delicious accompaniment.
Yes! Just roll them tightly in aluminium foil, place them in a freezer bag and then into the freezer. Its as simple as that! The best way to defrost them is to thaw them in the fridge the night before and when you wish to eat them, only microwave for no more than 2 minutes. This will warm them but prevent them from being soggy. They can remain in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Burritos like most of the cuisine in Mexico really vary in fillings and size depending on the region. You will find burritos with crispy fish and cabbage in Baja, breakfast burritos with eggs and Mexican chorizo in Mexico City and smothered in red enchilada sauce in Sonora.
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