Burrito as Religious Experience

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  1. Fisherman's Worf

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    Most of my religious experiences with burritos come the following day in the bathroom when I'm cursing god for giving me the free will to eat a burrito the size of my thigh.
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  2. The Esquire of Gothos

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    The three years in Japan made me appriciate a good burrito. There was one Mexican place near base and for 13 dollars, you can get a burrito that's half full of lettuce and half full of ground beef (:ua:) with only a little bit of weak ass "salsa" and cheese.

    I wanted to ask the chicks that recommended the place what the bloody hell was wrong with their taste buds, but soon discovered they only cared about the margarita pitchers that were served there; the burritos were only there to absorb the booze so they count continue getting wasted :jayzus:
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    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loc...est-Burrito-in-America-Article-329839081.html

    Obviously there is still a need for much education about what makes for a proper burrito, other wise the tragedy of this second place finish would not have happened, but more and more Americans are learning what a proper burrito is and that is a good thing. Sure, far to many still, in their ignorance, think a mission burrito is fit to eat, people in the know call those garbage burritos, but, slowly, Americans are learning and that is a good thing.
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    Can't go wrong with a good burrito... Got the wife addicted to breakfast ones when we were in Vegas :D

    In Staffordshire they've been co-opted into Tunstall Tortillas, where the flour tortilla is replaced with a Staffordshire oatcake. Different texture and taste, but works really well.
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    Hrm... I might have to try making Saffordshire oatcakes. They look delicious.

    Meanwhile I've been inspired by my love of tortilla soup to invent something similar based on a burrito.

    So far my idea is this:

    Burrito soup

    Ingredients:
    1 burrito
    pot of boiling water.

    Place burrito into pot of boiling water. Reduce to simmer.
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    Seems legit.

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    All I could find was oat flour in the organic section. Not sure how different that might be from what the Staffordshireans use.

    Hopefully you can get past the guy's thick Thai accent.
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    I used to have that view of mission style -- the first time I came across one was when I visited a friend at UCSB. We went somewhere on Isla Vista and had a burrito, and I was like, "what the fuck is this shit?" But since then I've learned to appreciate them among the other styles. Now and then, such a burrito really hits the spot. They also happen to be the most common variety around here, and generally cheapest, too, which is always a good thing.
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    You probably went to Freebirds which is a company that has been there since the early 80's and alledgedly Chipotle's founder stole their style from them.
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    Could be. I was fairly drunk at the time, but I know that everybody said it was the place to go for burritos.
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    It is the only place to get burritos in I. V.. Sure, it offers value for money and the portions are big but many a person from SoCal complained about the lack of authenticity. It is a more white version of Chipotle which Chipotle ripped off for their business plan.
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    I tried Freebirds the last time I was in my hometown, and it was way better than Chipotle. More options for toppings, better sauce sand I don't remember too much liquid draining at the back end of my burrito.

    I'm not likely to eat there again because I've had three years' worth of the real deal, but they definitely should sue the fuck outta Crapotle for copying their idea so poorly :brood:
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    Freebirds is great for fast food burritos but they have so few locations.

    I've been out of California for the last three months, and just got back last night.

    First thing I got was a carnitas super burrito from a local chain called El Forastero (highly recommend to anyone in Sacramento for cheap drive through Mexican food). I nearly cried after being away from burritos for so long.

    It's impossible to find a decent burrito anywhere in the eastern US or Europe--the burritos always end up so bland.
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    Anyone ever try wrapping something like a Jamaican chicken curry in a tortilla? I've seen jerk chicken burritos and chicken tikka masala burritos, but never a curry burrito.
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    By George, I think gturner's onto something! :soma:
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    I finally made a good burrito, after two attempts that were pretty blah.

    I had a pouch of dehydrated chicken flavor tortilla soup (for hiking) and a half chicken breast. So I cut the chicken breast into small pieces, fried it, and then added water and the tortilla soup mix, along with a bunch of yellow rice. The rice sucked up any excess water and made soup that was as thick as a burrito filling. So on top of that I added chunks of jack cheese and a tiny bit of cheddar, and then I reheated the mass until the cheese was a bit melted. Then I added added sour cream and wrapped it in a tortilla, which I baked for about 5 minutes. It worked out well.

    So I made a tortilla soup burrito. They all said it couldn't be done, but I did it! :banana:
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    I'm making burritos tonight - refried beans (black beans not pinto beans) with ground beef and onions and cheese - very simple, but awesome!
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    By chance, are you in SoCal right now? Or closer to Sac? :unsure:

    Either way, sounds like an impromptu WF reunion is in order :cool: :)
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    Not only am I closer to Sac, I'm in Sac.
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    Get that unholy contraption off this board, heathen. :bergman:
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    This thread is my food porn. I want that burrito like nobody's business right now!!!
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    I'm starting a new job next week, and won't be anywhere near my current job, so today, I stopped by the taco truck to get one last awesome burrito. I think you can see the quarter next to it.

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    What does the quarter signify?
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    25 cents. :yes:
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    Scale.
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    :brood:

    I think the plate already serves that purpose. :marathon:
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    Not really. They do make small styrofoam plates.
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    Had La Taqueria last week. Carnitas, grilled, but not Dorado-style. Need two because they're priceless. But that's a religious experience.

    EDIT: riceless. stupid autocorrect.
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