Wednesday, January 04, 2006

California Burritos

I love California Burritos. Ever since I discovered them at Rico's in Encinitas, I won't eat Mexican food at an establishment that does not proffer the delictable bundles of goodness. For the uniformed, a California Burrito is a burrito filled with carne asada, cheese, sour cream and the pièce de résistance: french fries.
They are also easy to make at home:

  • Beef, use the cheapest cut you can find. I usually use chuck steak since it has little fat. Buy alot and freeze it in portion sized baggies.
  • Cheese, cheddar is perfect
  • Sour cream
  • Frozen french fries, any brand will do.
  • Tortilla
  1. Start the fries per the manufacturer's instructions. They usually take 20 minutes in the oven to cook nice and crispy.
  2. Fry up the beef until cooked through. This isn't filet mignon so don't keep it rare.
  3. Grate the cheese.
  4. Warm the tortillas a bit.
  5. When the the beef and fries are done, pile everything on the tortilla and enjoy!

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