Quite a few people agree that Mexican food is convenient and delicious. You can visit a Mexican restaurant to satisfy the urge for really good food. Though burrito, enchiladas, and chimichangas are common menu items, there is often confusion between these three popular menu items. To help offer some distinction we at Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant would like to discuss the differences between the chimichanga, enchilada, and burrito.
A flour tortilla that you wrap around single or multiple ingredients is the definition of a traditional burrito. With almost any ingredient, including beans, eggs, cheese, sauce, meat, or a variety of vegetables, a burrito is filled. When you talk about the fillings that go inside a burrito, there exists a regional difference. In northern Mexico, original burritos can still be found and made with no more than two ingredients. Beans, rice, potatoes, sauce, vegetables, meat, and cheese are the traditional fillings. Your idea of a burrito is San Francisco style if you are not from the south in the US. A stuffed full San Francisco style burrito could include guacamole, whole beans, sour cream, rice, meat, cheese, lettuce, and salsa for example.
Eating Enchiladas with a Fork
A filling is wrapped around small corn tortillas. If you are served enchiladas, it is garnished with sprinkled cheese. The plate will contain these tasty treats in a bed of sauce usually. Depending on where you are and what you order, the fillings and sauce may vary. The enchilada is usually made with corn tortillas and the burrito is made with flour is one of the main differences between enchiladas and burritos. You eat enchiladas with a fork is the second difference between the two. Enchiladas are smothered with sauce. Burritos can be handheld food and the size difference is significant. You may be served three or more enchiladas to get the same amount of food as offered in a burrito. Though traditionally they are stuffed with meat and nothing else, nowadays you can find them stuffed with a variety of filling types. The sauce they are served with is made with chili, though Tex-mex enchiladas are made without using any chilies.
A chimichanga is the result of a deep fried burrito. The filling of a chimichanga is determined by the location and chef goals. A different selection of meat along with other fillings such as cheese, beans, and rice are often found. Often including generous servings of cheese, enchilada sauce, guacamole, and sour cream are common sides with an order of chimichangas. Some people are used to a chimichanga that looks more like an enchilada than a burrito, though they do not have to be covered with sauce. Since it is hot and the flour tortilla will be crunchy due to the deep frying, it might not be practical to pick one up and try to eat it like a burrito.