TACOS & BURRITOS alla DUDERINI !!!
Burritos and Tacos. What the difference, some would ask? What’s the difference? Most know, as does The Dude, but in case you’re from Bum F_ck, Iowa, or you just don’t know, here goes. Well, they are both made from Tortillas that are made of either Corn or Flour. Dude usually prefers Flour Tortillas. Tacos are a smaller Tortilla that are filled with various Meat, Vegetable, Fish, and or Poultry, or just about anything you want to throw in them. You fill the tortillas with your fillings of choice, fold in half and eat.
Burritos are larger Tortillas, made mostly of Flour, but can be corn. Burritos can have the same multitude of ingredients, whatever the person making or eating the Burrito decides on.
Where the Taco is filled with the ingredients and folded in half, a Burrito is packages to completely envelope the contents inside. The Burrito also may have rice inside, which Tacos usually do not.
Also, one Burrito should be enough for a full serving, were as with Tacos you usually need Two or Three to make a meal and they may be of one, two, or three different types. Maybe; one Pork, one with Beef, and one Grilled Chicken Taco. On the Baja Peninsular in Mexico and in San Diego, California where the Dude, Donny, and Walter have been known to make many a road trip to, the Fish Taco “Rains Supreme” and is most popular in these areas. Yes the Dudes clunker was able to make it there and back, a number of times.
Yes, our hero “The Dude” really loves his Tacos and Burritos, most Los Angelinos (all Californians) do. Dude loves all kinds of Tacos and Burritos, filled with Chicken , Pork, Fish or what-not, and Dude eats all of them. But when it comes to eating Tacos and Burritos at home, most often with the Dude, they are Chili Cheese Tacos or Chili, Rice, Beans, and Cheese Burritos. The reason is simple. Dude loves making his Cowboy Chili, and once Dude has a batch made, it’s Chili and Cheese Burritos all the way. They’re easy, once Dude has his Chili already on hand, in the frig.
DUDES CHILI CHEESE QUESADILLA
Quesadillas are a great item to serve at a party, along with Guacamole, and perhaps some Chili con Carne or one of The Dudes favorite Chicken-Wings Recipes, as the main event. Dude often likes to make a Quesadilla and have it along with two Fried Eggs for breakfast or anytime of the day. “A great combo!” says ole Duder.
To make a Quesadilla, simply take one or more large flour tortillas, sprinkle grated Cheddar, Monterey Jack or some type Mexican Cheese over the top. Put some heated Chili on top of Cheese in spots here and there, not over the whole tortilla completely. Put on a sheet pan and heat in a 375 degree oven for about 6 minutes. Remove from oven, fold the Quesadilla in half so it is in the shape of a half circle. Cut into 4-6 wedges and serve.
GUACAMOLE RECIPE “The Dudes Way”
Hey Man, it’s California, it’s LA, Dudes a slacker Hippy. Of course he likes his “Guac.” Dude got this recipe from his buddy Juan. And it’s a good one. Serve in a bowl at a party with Tortilla Chips, or add to the filling of any type of Taco or Burrito you like.
1⁄2 cup finely chopped white onion
2 Jalapeño Peppers, seeded and minced
2 tbsp. finely chopped Fresh Cilantro
Salt, a pinch
2 medium Hass Avocados (ripe)
2 Plum Tomato, chopped to a medium dice
Cut Avocados in half. Remove the pit. Scoop out pulp and put into a medium size glass mixing bowl.
Mash avocado with a potato-masher or back of a wooden spoon to break down the avocado.
Add all remaining ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon.
Serve with Tortilla Chips, and or use as an ingredient for Burritos & Tacos. And Enjoy!
Excerpted From GOT ANY KAHLUA ? The COLLECTED RECIPES of THE DUDE
RECIPES in THE BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK – GOT ANY KAHLUA ?