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Mexican American burrito
Mexican American burrito

A burrito or taco de harina is a type of food found in the Mexican and Mexican-American cuisine. It consists of a flour tortilla wrapped or folded around a filling. The flour tortilla is usually lightly grilled or steamed, to soften it and make it more pliable. In Mexico, refried beans, spanish rice, or meat are usually the only fillings and the tortilla is smaller in size. In the United States, however, fillings generally include a combination of ingredients such as spanish rice, beans, lettuce, salsa, meat, guacamole, cheese, and sour cream, and the result is considerably larger. Burrito may also refer to Burrito – a Mexican dish made from a flour tortilla wrapped around a choice of various fillings. ... Mexican food is a style of food that originated in Mexico. ... Mexican Americans are citizens of the United States of Mexican ancestry. ... For other uses, see Flour (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Mexican Tortilla. ... Refried beans (frijoles refritos) is a dish of cooked and mashed beans and a traditional staple of Mexican cuisine, Latin American cuisine, and the cuisine of the Southwestern United States. ... Spanish rice is a dish made from white rice, tomatoes, garlic, onions, parsley, celantro and other ingredients. ... For other uses, see Meat (disambiguation). ... Spanish rice is a dish made from white rice, tomatoes, garlic, onions, parsley, celantro and other ingredients. ... This article is on the plant. ... Binomial name L. Lettuce and chicory output in 2005 Vit. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... For other uses, see Meat (disambiguation). ... Guacamole // Guacamole is an avocado-based relish or dip from the time of the Aztecs. ... Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ... Sour cream is a dairy product rich in fats obtained by fermenting a regular cream by certain kinds of lactic acid bacteria. ...


The word burrito literally means "little donkey" in Spanish. The name burrito possibly derives from the appearance of a rolled up wheat tortilla, which vaguely resembles the ear of its namesake animal, or from bedrolls and packs that donkeys carried.[1] Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 For other uses, see Donkey (disambiguation). ...

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History

See also: Timeline of the Burrito.

Mexican popular tradition tells the story of a man named Juan Mendez who used to sell tacos in a street stand, using a donkey as a transport for himself and the food, during the Mexican Revolution period (1910-1921) in the Bella Vista neighborhood in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. To keep the food warm, Juan had the idea of wrapping the food placed in a large flour tortilla inside individual napkins. He had a lot of success, and consumers came from other places around the Mexican border looking for the "food of the Burrito," the word they eventually adopted as the name for these large tacos. Timeline of the burrito // 1840 Burrito created in 1840s American Southwest/Northwestern Mexico. ... Juan Mendez (born September 23, 1981 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former Niagara University mens basketball player. ... The Ars Technica Community Operating System (TACOS) is an imaginary operating system ostensibly created by the members of the popular computer enthusiast web site Ars Technica to represent computing Utopia. ...


Burritos are a traditional food of Ciudad Juárez, a city in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, where people buy them at restaurants and roadside stands. Northern Mexican border towns like Villa Ahumada have an established reputation for serving burritos, but they are quite different from the American variety. Authentic Mexican burritos are usually small and thin, with flour tortillas containing only one or two ingredients: some form of meat, potatoes, beans, asadero cheese, chile rajas or chile relleno.[2] Other types of ingredients may include barbacoa, mole, chopped hot dogs cooked in a tomato and chile sauce, refried beans and cheese, deshebrada and (shredded slow-cooked flank steak). The deshebrada burrito also has a variation in chile colorado (mild to moderately hot) and salsa verde (very hot). The Mexican burrito may be a northern variation of the traditional "Taco de Canasta." They are eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner.[citation needed] Ciudad Juárez, or simply Juárez, is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua formerly known as El Paso del Norte. ... The United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or Mexico) comprises 31 states (estados) and one federal district (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... THEY SUC |native_name = |nickname = Lady of the Desert |settlement_type = |motto = |image_skyline = |imagesize = |image_caption = |image_flag = Mexico stateflags Chihuahua. ... Chile Rellenos, literally stuffed chile, is a dish of Mexican cuisine, consisting of a roasted green chile pepper stuffed with cheese (or more rarely minced meat), covered in an egg batter, and fried. ... Wikibooks has a book on the topic of Cookbook:Barbacoa Barbacoa specialty market in Corpus Christi, Texas Barbacoa generally refers to meats or a whole sheep slow cooked over an open fire, or more traditionally, in a pit covered with leaves, although the interpretation is loose, and in the present... Mole (MOH-leh, IPA: /ˈmo. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Refried beans (frijoles refritos) is a dish of cooked and mashed beans and a traditional staple of Mexican cuisine, Latin American cuisine, and the cuisine of the Southwestern United States. ... Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ...


Although burritos are one of the most popular examples of Mexican cuisine outside of Mexico, in Mexico itself burritos are not common outside of northern Mexico, although they are beginning to appear in some non-traditional venues.


Wheat flour tortillas used in burritos are now often seen through much of Mexico, but at one time were peculiar to northwestern Mexico, the Southwestern US Mexican American community and Pueblo Indian tribes, possibly due to these areas being less than optimal for growing corn. The Zia symbol is on the New Mexico state flag. ... Binomial name L. Corn (Zea mays L. ssp. ...


Burritos are commonly called tacos de harina (wheat flour tacos) in Central and Southern Mexico and burritas (feminine, with 'a') in northern-style restaurants outside of Northern Mexico proper. A long and thin fried burrito similar to a chimichanga is prepared in the state of Sonora and vicinity and is called a chivichanga. [3] A Chimichanga with Rice The Chimichanga, or chivichanga, (pronounced chimmy·CHAHN·guh in English and in Spanish) is a deep-fried burrito that originated in Tucson, Arizona. ... Sonora is a state in northwestern Mexico, bordering the states of Chihuahua to the east, Sinaloa to the south, and Baja California to the northwest. ...


Varieties

See also: Cuisine of the United States.
Wet burrito style
Wet burrito style

The most commonly served style of the burrito in the United States is not as common in Mexico. Typically, American-style burritos are larger, and stuffed with multiple ingredients in addition to the principal meat or vegetable stuffing, such as pinto or black beans, rice (frequently flavored with cilantro and lime or prepared Spanish-style), guacamole, salsas, cheese, and sour cream. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


One very common enhancement is the wet burrito (also called an enchilada-style burrito), which is a burrito smothered in a red chile sauce similar to an enchilada sauce, with shredded cheese added on top so that the cheese melts. This type of burrito is typically placed on a plate and eaten with a knife and fork, rather than being eaten from hand to mouth as with the San Francisco variety of burrito. When served in a Mexican restaurant in the U.S., a melted cheese covered burrito is typically called a burrito suizo (Suizo meaning Swiss, an adjective used in Spanish to indicate dishes topped with cheese or cream). An enchilada is a traditional Mexican dish, typically made with a corn (maiz) tortilla dipped briefly in hot lard or oil to soften then dipped in the chosen enchilada sauce. ... For other uses of Cream, see Cream (disambiguation). ...


Some cities have their own variations with one of the most well-known being the San Francisco burrito. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


San Francisco burrito

Main article: San Francisco burrito

The origins of the San Francisco burrito can be traced back to Mission District taquerias of the 1960s, however some assert that the original San Francisco burritos began in the fields of Central Valley farmworkers. Other researchers trace the ancestry further back to miners of the 19th century. The San Francisco burrito emerged as a culinary movement during the 1970s and 1980s, and more recently spawned the wrap. The typical San Francisco burrito is produced on an assembly line, and is characterized by a large stuffed tortilla, wrapped in aluminum foil which can include variations on Spanish rice, beans, a single main filling, and hot or mild salsa. A San Francisco burrito. ... Mission Theatre on Mission Street The Mission or the Mission District is the name of a neighborhood in San Francisco, California. ... A Wrap is a food product consisting of meat, lettuce or other traditional sandwich fillings wrapped in a pita or tortilla shell. ...


The San Francisco-style burrito has become immensely popular throughout the US, popularized by eateries like The Moe's Southwest Grill, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Illegal Pete's, Freebird's, Qdoba, and Barberitos. Moes Southwest Grill is an American chain of fast casual Fresh Mex restaurants originally franchised by Raving Brands in the style of Tex-Mex or Fresh Mex. ... This article is about the Mexican Restaurant. ... Qdoba Mexican Grill (formerly known as Z-TECA Mexican Grill) is a chain of restaurants in the United States serving Mexican-style cuisine. ... Barberitos logo, featuring Pepe Barberitos is a franchise chain of Tex-Mex-inspired restaurants based in Athens, Georgia, U.S.A. As of mid-2007 approximately twenty Barberitos restaurants are operating in the southeastern United States. ...


Breakfast burrito

Southwestern cuisine, New Mexican cuisine in particular, has popularized the breakfast burrito. An entire American breakfast can be wrapped inside a 15-inch flour tortilla, accompanied by field-fresh, often very hot, green chile. Southwestern breakfast burritos may include scrambled eggs, potatoes, onions, chorizo, guisado, or bacon.[4] Tia Sophia's, a Mexican café in Santa Fe, New Mexico, claims to have invented the original breakfast burrito in 1975, filling a rolled tortilla with bacon and potatoes, served wet with chili and cheese.[5] Fast food giant, McDonald's introduced their version in the late 1980's and by the 1990s, more fast food restaurants caught on to the style, with Taco Bell, Sonic and Carl's Jr. offering breakfast burritos (smaller in size) on their menus. New Mexican food is a type of regional cuisine that originated in the US state of New Mexico. ... Breakfast is the first meal of the day, eaten in the morning. ... New Mexican food is a type of regional cuisine originating in the US state of New Mexico; it is a subset of Mexican-American cuisine. ... Scrambled eggs Scrambled eggs is a dish made from beaten whites and yolks of eggs (usually chicken). ... Nickname: Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Fe Founded ca. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Taco Bell Corp. ... Sonic Corporation NASDAQ: SONC (operating name: Sonic Drive-In) is an American fast-food restaurant chain based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that recreates the drive-in diner feel of the 1950s, complete with carhops who often wear roller skates. ... A Carls Jr. ...


Others

Jersey-style burrito
Cleveland-style baked burrito
Cleveland-style baked burrito

A burrito bowl is a burrito or fajita served without the tortilla wrap.[6] It is instead placed in a bowl. Its establishment can be traced to the beginning of the low carb fad in the early 2000s. However, it does have carbohydrates, traditionally in a layer of rice at the bottom. It is not to be confused with a taco salad which has a foundation of lettuce, and a tortilla with it. The burrito bowl is found in some form at all the major national Mexican chains including Chipotle, Qdoba, Panchero's, and Moe's. Chipotle refers to it as the "Burrito bol," sans the "w" in their menu (bol is the Spanish word for bowl). Qdoba informs customers to: "ask for it naked."[7] Moe's menu states: "be a streaker! Lose the tortilla!." Panchero's menu states to order "just the insides."[8][9][10] Mixed beef and chicken fajita ingredients, served on a hot iron skillet. ... The taco salad is a delicious mexican inspired dish whereby the classic taco taste is enjoyed in an alternate form. ... This article is about the Mexican Restaurant. ... Qdoba Mexican Grill (formerly known as Z-TECA Mexican Grill) is a chain of restaurants in the United States serving Mexican-style cuisine. ... Pancheros Mexican Grill is a chain of fast casual restaurants in the United States serving Mexican-style cuisine. ... Moes Southwest Grill is an American chain of fast casual Fresh Mex restaurants originally franchised by Raving Brands in the style of Tex-Mex or Fresh Mex. ...


For author Linda Furiya, burritos evoke "pacifying" comfort food qualities that "soothe the soul." Furiya offers a unique recipe for the "Spirit-Lifting Burrito," containing Monterey Jack cheese, scrambled eggs, sauteed spinach, sesame seeds, black beans, rice, mung bean sprouts, sriracha sauce, cilantro and lime juice.[11] The term comfort food refers to a style of familiar, simple food or drink that is usually home-cooked, or consumed in informal restaurants. ...


Research

Taco Bell research chef Anne Albertine experimented with grilling burritos to enhance portability. This grilling technique allowed large burritos to remain sealed without spilling their contents.[12] This is a well known cooking technique used by some San Francisco taquerias and Northern Mexico burrito stands. Traditionally, grilled burritos are cooked on a comal (griddle). Taco Bell Corp. ... Food science is a discipline concerned with all technical aspects of food, beginning with harvesting or slaughtering, and ending with its cooking and consumption. ... A comal is a griddle or grill typically used for cooking foods based on a tortilla, including quesadillas, a folded tortilla filled with cheese and/or meat heated on the comal, or even the Arabic saj. ...


Lean burritos which are high in protein and low in saturated fat have been touted for their health benefits. Black bean burritos are also a good source of dietary fiber and phytochemicals.[13] Dietary fibers are the indigestible portion of plant foods that move food through the digestive system, absorbing water and making defecation easier. ... Phytochemicals are sometimes referred to as phytonutrients and these terms are often used interchangeably. ...


Burritos Around the World

See also

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References

  1. ^ Duggan, Tara. (Apr. 29, 2001). The Silver Torpedo. San Francisco Chronicle.
  2. ^ Franz, Carl; Lorena Havens (2006). The People's Guide to Mexico. Avalon Travel Publishing, 379. ISBN 1566917115. 
  3. ^ Bayless, Rick and Deann Groen Bayless. (1987). Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico. Morrow Cookbooks. p. 142.ISBN 0-688-04394-1
  4. ^ Cheek, Lawrence. (Oct, 2001). Rise and shine - breakfast - Recipe. Sunset.
  5. ^ Anderson, Judith. "What's Doing In; Santa Fe", The New York Times, May 24, 1998. Retrieved on 2007-08-18. 
  6. ^ Restaurant Guide, Associated Student Government, Northwestern University
  7. ^ Qdoba Mexican Grill :: Fresh Burritos, Tacos, Nachos, and Salads Made to Order
  8. ^ http://www.pancheros.com/pdf/menu.pdf
  9. ^ Burrito bowl appearance
  10. ^ Definition of a burrito bowl
  11. ^ Furiya, Linda. (Jan. 24, 2007). Burritos can soothe your soul. San Francisco Chronicle.
  12. ^ Crosby, Olivia. (Fall, 2002). You're a What? Research Chef. Occupational Outlook Quarterly. Vol. 46, Num. 3.
  13. ^ The University of Pennsylvania Health System. Breakfast, Dinner or Anytime Burrito. Adapted from the Cancer Nutrition Information, LLC. Archive URL: Mar 25, 2006.

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A burrito is a Mexican dish originating in either Northern Mexico or the Southwestern United States according to The Food Timeline (http://www.gti.net/mocolib1/kid/foodmexican.html#burritos).
The type of burrito eaten in America appears to be an indigenous variation, and is not common in Mexico.
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