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Crafting the perfect Taco Bell 7 layer burrito

Updated on October 15, 2009

Avoiding the sour cream mouthful

Every now and then, I get a craving for Taco Bell. I have no idea why, but it borders on obsession. I find myself really disappointed when my 7 layer burrito is made incorrectly. I used to work at the Bell, so I know what I'm talking about. It's when the first or last mouthful is nothing but sour cream or guacamole. Ugh. Now both of these ingredients are shot on top of all the other layers (beans, seasoned rice, 3 cheese blend, lettuce, tomatoes) through the use of a caulking gun, so if one just blasts it all into one pile, you run the risk of creating a very dissatisfying experience. Personally, I enjoyed this step in building this superior vegetarian friendly burrito. I'd grab a gun in each hand and shoot an even layer of both guacamole and sour cream onto the burrito. This way I was assured that every bite would have a yummy mix of all ingredients.

My Precious...

Wrapping it up

This is the critical step that will make or break (possibly leaking out of both ends) your burrito. Grab the tortilla at the point closest to you and flip this over the pile of tasty goodness essentially creating a semicircle with a big bulge in the middle. Now pull back on the top of tortilla, which should have the effect of evening out the buldge. Flip in both ends and roll the tortilla away from you. It is not a science, but if you take pride in what you do, you will succeed in creating something enjoyable for the tastebuds!


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