Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the Valley.
This week: Chorizo Breakfast Burritos served up by Los Favoritos
¿Como se dice?: Huevos rancheros are hit or miss depending on the joint, and we've only found a couple places that do chilaquiles well, but the humble chorizo burrito is a solid bet at even the most questionable taco shop. It's Mexican comfort food at its finest, and if you grew up out here, you probably ate these burritos on the reg. So if you're all burrito-ed out, try those same chorizo breakfast burrito bits in a torta instead.
(sink your teeth into all the spicy details after the jump)
La Comida: The chorizo burrito from Los Favoritos was one hefty breakfast, and one of the best chorizo burritos we've had in the Valley. A gigantic tortilla wrapped around dense but flavorful potatoes, scrambled eggs and spicy chorizo crumbles. Chile-packed, paprika-smoked chorizo crumbles were super spicy and a bit earthy. The oil from the chorizo also mixed well with the scrambled egg bits and softened potatoes.
Make sure to get both the red and green sauce! Mixing both of these in every bite is the only way to go.
Bring a bit of México to your kitchen: Chorizo, potato, and egg burritos are just about the easiest thing you can make in your kitchen. Hit up Food City and ask the meat man at the counter for your chorizo. It's better than the prepackaged stuff, and will keep you from making the embarrassing mistake of thinking the plastic wrapper surrounding the chorizo was a sausage casing.
Quick tip: Make a whole batch of these burritos at once, wrap the leftovers in the freezer, and you've got quick microwaveable breakfast burritos all week long!
Know of any Mexican gems in the Valley? Reveal your family secrets in the comment section.
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