Though no one would ever question the ultimate Mexican origins of the burrito, there is no doubt that the burrito we know and love today is a heavily Americanized creation.
Burritos have taken on a life of their own in the U.S., crossing cultural boundaries and becoming one of the most popular foods in America. And what’s not to love? They can be tailored to fit nearly any preference, are insanely delicious, delightfully cheesy, and are a good option for those on a budget.
Although chain locations like Chipotle and the hundreds of Mexican (or shall we say Mexican-adjacent for authenticity purposes) restaurants can roll up a tasty burrito in mere minutes, you can, of course, try your hand at making them at home.
Burritos are suitable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Check out this roundup of our 10 best burrito recipes, featuring classic recipe favorites and some burrito combinations that may surprise you.
Chipotle guards its signature recipes so closely that they’re even kept secret from most of the employees. This copy-cat recipe was built with only culinary instincts for direction, and the result was so good that eaters said it was even better than the original. Click here to try it out yourself.
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Two American favorites wrapped up in one. Check out this recipe for the Cheeseburger Burrito.
These frozen breakfast burritos are the perfect, ready-made morning meal. Wrap each one tightly in plastic wrap so that the entire burrito is secure and sealed. Transfer the burritos to the freezer, where they will last for up to three months. Just thaw overnight int he fridge and microwave in the morning. For this recipe, click here.
This burrito gets a delicious upgrade with pork belly as the main ingredient. The pork in this recipe has a "barbecue" essence to it that complements the cilantro-lime rice nicely. Click here for the recipe.