The fact that California is so diverse, affords residents and visitors the opportunity to taste foods from around the world.
Now, I will be honest, the California Burrito is not gourmet eating, unless you’re from California where we take burrito eating very seriously.
I would say that burritos are right next to eating cheese in my book, and anyone who knows me know how much I love cheese!
All these years I really didn’t know there was a special name for one of my favorite burritos. The term California Burrito must have been a modern day name invention.
When I was a kid we called it a burrito stuffed with french fries, no fancy “California Burrito.”
But it’s not just about eating burritos stuffed with french fries, it’s a true food eating adventure.
We would go to the local taco truck, and yes, this was in the 1980’s people. We would get our burritos loaded with carne asada, cheese, french fries and lots of hot sauce.
I am using ground turkey because I am trying to cut back on my red meat this week.
And YES, all these people who claim to have invented food trucks copied from the Mexican cooks who I grew up with.
Yes, I am off topic, but I needed to give a shout out to all my Mexican food truck owners who’ve been creating tasty eats since way back when.
Back to my burrito, I browned up some ground turkey, beef would work well, but make sure if using beef, drain the grease before assembling.
Next, fry up some crispy french fries and make a quick guacamole.
Place everything into a warm burrito shell and serve with loads of salsa and cheese.