Burritos. They’re a staple of both Tex-Mex and Mexican Food alike. The reasoning behind their popularity isn’t hard to figure out. After all, who doesn’t love them? You get to stuff a tortilla full of every ingredient your heart desires as long as you can still roll it up. You may pride yourself a burrito lover, but do you know all the essential types of burritos?
Here are the different burritos you need to know.
1. Wet burrito
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Eaten with a knife and fork, this burrito definitely thinks it’s fresher than you. Covered with melted cheese and smothered in a saucy, spicy red or green “gravy”. Seems about right, considering this burrito is as large as a turkey.
2. Poncho Burrito
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This may be the most conspicuous of burritos, a simple mix of beans, rice and meat. A chain in London, England even serves “Pancho” burritos with lines out the door. Who says the Brits are bland?
3. Bean and Cheese Burrito
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Made popular by taco chains like Taco Bell and Del Taco, this bean and cheese comfort food is the OG of burritos. Easy on the wallet, but just as easy to make at home with bag of tortillas and a can of Rosarita’s refried beans.
4. Breakfast Burrito
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Like chicken and waffles, you almost can’t imagine this combo was once a novelty. Made of eggs, potatoes and sausage, this combo perfectly marries breakfast and dinner… or would it be dinner and breakfast? Either way it’s delicious.
5. “Hapa” International Burrito
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Half Hispanic, half Asian, this burrito is 100% delicious. Fusing the classic poncho burrito with Asian flavors such as fresh fish, Kimchi or Korean BBQ. Thanks to Roy Choi and the Kogi food truck revolution, this cross-cultural dish has increasingly mainstream.
6. The California Burrito
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Originally from Southern California, this burrito is typically stuffed with carne asada, sour cream, cheese, salsa, guacamole and french fries. The burrito’s origin and popularity is credited to San Diego and surf culture.
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Hailing from the dry deserts of Arizona. Chimichangas encompass both the greatness of the south, deep-frying foods and the greatness of the American West, burritos. A definite game changer, this accidental concoction has brought joy to many stomachs.