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My At-Home Neato Burrito

In the Harrisburg area, we have a small restaurant chain called Neato Burrito. I discovered it when I was about 19, when it had been open only a year or so. I was instantly smitten.neato burrito The concept is simple; you walk along an assembly line, making choices about the contents of your burrito.

  • What kind of tortilla?
  • BBQ or brown rice?
  • Refried or black beans?
  • Chicken, beef, or vegetarian?
  • Cheese or no cheese?

There are more choices as you walk along, including what kind of salsa you want. The salsa of the day on Tuesday and Saturday is jalepeno-feta; it is the best day of the whole week. Anyway. This is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to give you the background of the recipe that follows. Inspired by the rapidly burgeoning cilantro, I decided to make Neato Burritos at home.

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My At-Home Neato Burrito
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  1. Heat refried and black beans, meat, rice, and corn. Place each ingredient in a small bowl or container to make preparing the burritos a little easier.
  2. Heat one tortilla in the microwave for 15 seconds. This will make it pliable and easier to fold.
  3. Spread 1/4 cup of refried beans over the center of the tortilla. Top with meat and brown rice. Squirt a line or zigzag of BBQ sauce over the rice.
  4. Sprinkle black beans and corn over the rice. Top with cheese, salsa and salsa verde, lettuce, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, and jalepeno peppers, if you're using them.
  5. Fold the bottom end of the burrito in about 1 1/2 inches, then fold the right and left sides over top of the filling. Turn the burrito over (to keep the sides from popping open), and microwave for 15 seconds to melt the cheese.
  6. Serve immediately.
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