Introduction: Delicious California Burrito and Spanish Lesson ;-)

Being originally from the West coast and now living in the East coast, I sure do miss the hole-in-the-wall Mexican fast food restaurants. I was really craving a California Burrito, but the only way I was going to be able to enjoy one over here was by making one myself...from scratch!

If you're not from an area that makes these burritos, I hope that with this recipe you learn to make your own and try a delicious new food, and at the same time learn a little Spanish/Español.

Step 1: Ingredients

Here are the basic ingredients you'll need to make your delicious California Burrito:

  • Potatoes/Papas
  • Cheese/Queso (chedda' is betta'...see what I did there. ;-))
  • Steak/Carne-ideally skirt or flank (back home I would buy Ranchera from the Carniceria=Meat Market)
  • Flour Tortilla/Tortilla de Harina
  • Sour Cream/Crema
  • Oil/Aceite
  • Salt/Sal

Step 2: Preparation

How I get my ingredients ready:

• Potatoes

• Wash them under the tap
• No need to peel them, just cut into fries shape

• Cheese

• Cut a small block and shred it using a grater or cut real thin slices with a knife/cuchillo

• Oil

• Heat the oil in medium-high heat for a few minutes before adding the fries

• Steak

• Cut the steak into small bite-size pieces

Step 3: Cooking Steak and Fries

Grill the steak for a few minutes to your liking and add salt or seasoning/sasonador to taste.

Cook the french fries/papas fritas until they're thoroughly cooked and golden colored.

Step 4: Heating the Tortilla

I used a comal that I brought back from California a few months ago.

If you don't have one, you can use a skillet or a shallow, thin pan.

The idea is to heat/calentar the flour tortilla so it's still pliable, but not too much otherwise it will get too crispy and will be difficult to roll your burrito.

Step 5: Assembling the Burrito!!! Mmm. Que Delicioso!

Assemble your California Burrito by adding the steak, french fries, cheese, and sour cream.

When you have all your ingredients/ingredientes on your tortilla, roll it into a burrito. Check out the video to see how I roll my burrito.



zachf3 (author)2015-07-17

Just don't serve it with a side of water.

p0tty (author)2015-05-21

In other states "California (insert whatever food)" just adds avocado.

spadonir (author)2015-05-17

I never heard of fries in a burrito. Being a native of L.A. I would think that if this were really awesome then it would be more common. Just sayin'

DIYgiveaways (author)spadonir2015-05-17

Hey Spad,

Thanks for commenting. I'm am too from the LA area and have heard of these burritos. I worked for a summer at one of those ubiquitous Albertos, Robertos, etc. fast food joints in SoCal and we sold them there. I read somewhere that the California Burrito originated near San Diego, so maybe it's migration over to LA is pretty slow.

Nevertheless, this is a really yummy burrito. Enjoy! :-)

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