Breakfast burrito

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Breakfast burrito
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A Southwestern style breakfast burrito with chorizo, egg and salsa
Coursemain dish
Place of origin New Mexico, US
Associated national cuisine New Mexican cuisine and the Southwestern United States
Serving temperaturehot
Main ingredientsEggs, potatoes, wrapped in a tortilla.
Ingredients generally usedBacon, sausage, meat, onions, etc.
VariationsIn the state of New Mexico, instead of other peppers or chorizo, it has red and/or green New Mexico chile.
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A breakfast burrito prepared with cheese, bacon, kale and other ingredients

The breakfast burrito, sometimes referred to as a breakfast wrap outside of the American Southwest, [1] is a variety of American breakfast composed of breakfast items wrapped inside a flour tortilla burrito. This style was invented and popularized in several regional American cuisines, most notably originating in New Mexican cuisine, and expanding beyond Southwestern cuisine and neighboring Tex-Mex. Southwestern breakfast burritos may include scrambled eggs, potatoes, onions, chorizo, or bacon. [2]

Breakfast first meal eaten in the early morning

Breakfast is the first meal of a day. The word in English refers to breaking the fasting period of the prior night. There is a strong tendency for one or more "typical", or "traditional", breakfast menus to exist in most places, but the composition of this varies widely from place to place, and has varied over time, so that globally a very wide range of preparations and ingredients are now associated with breakfast.

Burrito Mexican dish consisting of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose the filling

A burrito is a dish in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine that consists of a flour tortilla with various other ingredients. It is wrapped into a closed-ended cylinder that can be picked up, in contrast to a taco, where the tortilla is simply folded around the fillings. The tortilla is sometimes lightly grilled or steamed to soften it, make it more pliable, and allow it to adhere to itself when wrapped. A wet burrito, however, is covered in sauce and is therefore generally eaten with silverware.

New Mexican cuisine cuisine originating from New Mexico

New Mexican cuisine is the cuisine of the Southwestern US state of New Mexico, the region is primarily known for its fusion of Pueblo Native American with Hispano Spanish and Mexican cuisine originating in Nuevo México. This cuisine had adaptions and influences throughout its history, including early on from the nearby Apache, Navajo, and throughout New Spain and the Spanish Empire, also from French, Italian, Mediterranean, Portuguese cuisine, and European cafés, furthermore during the American territorial phase from cowboy chuckwagons and Western saloons, additionally after statehood from Route 66 American diners, fast food restaurants, and global cuisine. Even so, New Mexican cuisine developed in fairly isolated circumstances, which has allowed it to maintain its indigenous, Spanish, and Mexican identity, and is therefore not like any other Latin food originating in the contiguous United States.

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Some fast food restaurants such as Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald's and Taco Bell sell breakfast burritos. [3] [4] [5] [6] The breakfast burrito is also a street food. [7]

Street food ready-to-eat food or drink on a street

Street food is ready-to-eat food or drink sold by a hawker, or vendor, in a street or other public place, such as at a market or fair. It is often sold from a portable food booth, food cart, or food truck and meant for immediate consumption. Some street foods are regional, but many have spread beyond their region of origin. Most street foods are classed as both finger food and fast food, and are cheaper on average than restaurant meals. According to a 2007 study from the Food and Agriculture Organization, 2.5 billion people eat street food every day.

History

The breakfast burrito was invented in Santa Fe, New Mexico. [8] Tia Sophia's, a Mexican café in Santa Fe, claims to have invented the original breakfast burrito [9] in 1975, filling a rolled tortilla with bacon and potatoes, served wet (or "smothered") with chile and cheese. [10] Fast food giant McDonald's introduced their version in the late 1980s, [11] and by the 1990s, more fast food restaurants caught on to the style, with Sonic Drive-In, Hardee's, and Carl's Jr. offering breakfast burritos on their menus. [12] In 2014, Taco Bell launched their breakfast menu, which included breakfast burritos. [13]

Santa Fe, New Mexico State capital city in New Mexico, United States

Santa Fe is the capital of the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is the fourth-largest city in the state and the seat of Santa Fe County.

McDonalds American fast food restaurant chain

McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They rechristened their business as a hamburger stand, and later turned the company into a franchise, with the Golden Arches logo being introduced in 1953 at a location in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1955, Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a franchise agent and proceeded to purchase the chain from the McDonald brothers. McDonald's had its original headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, but moved its global headquarters to Chicago in early 2018.

Sonic Drive-In Fast food restaurant chain

Sonic Corp., more commonly known as Sonic, is the operator of an American drive-in fast-food restaurant chain based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that is owned by Inspire Brands, the parent company of Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings. As of September 5, 2018, there are 3,606 Sonic restaurants in 45 U.S. states. In 2011, it was ranked 10th in QSR Magazine's rankings of the top 50 quick-service and fast-casual restaurant brands in the nation. Known for its use of carhops on roller skates, the company annually hosts a competition to determine the top skating carhop in its system.

Preparation

The breakfast burrito can be prepared with a myriad of filling ingredients, such as eggs, ham, cheese, onion, peppers, bacon, Canadian bacon, potatoes, sausage, avocado, tomato, spinach, beans, olives and other ingredients. [1] [8] [14] The breakfast roll of Ireland is similar. [15]

Breakfast roll Irish sandwich

The breakfast roll is a bread roll filled with elements of a traditional fried breakfast, designed to be eaten on the way to school or work, or after a late night drinking. It can be purchased at a wide variety of petrol stations, local newsagents, supermarkets, and eateries throughout Ireland.

See also

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