Burrito vs. Chimichanga - What's the difference?

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  • Burrito

    A burrito (English: , Spanish: [buˈrito] ( listen)) is a dish in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine that consists of a large wheat 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 therefore cannot be picked up. In Mexico, meat and refried beans are frequently the only fillings. In the United States, however, burrito fillings may include a large combination of ingredients such as Mexican-style rice or plain rice, boiled beans or refried beans, lettuce, salsa, meat, guacamole, cheese, sour cream and various vegetables. Burrito sizes vary greatly and some can be very large.

  • Chimichanga

    Chimichanga (; Spanish: [tʃimiˈtʃaŋɡa]) is a deep-fried burrito that is popular in Tex-Mex, Southwestern U.S. cuisine. The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with a wide range of ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, beans, machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), carne seca (dried beef), or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package. It is then deep-fried and can be accompanied with salsa, guacamole, sour cream or cheese.

Wiktionary

  • Burrito (noun)

    A Mexican dish consisting of a flour tortilla wrapped around a filling of meat and/or beans, cheese etc.

  • Chimichanga (noun)

    A deep-fried wet burrito

Webster Dictionary

  • Burrito (noun)

    a flour tortilla folded around a filling.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Burrito (noun)

    a flour tortilla folded around a filling

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