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Mango Tango – A Burrito Fresco Recipe

The peaches are here! When we had our restaurant, peach season meant it was time to offer our very popular seasonal sauce, Mango Tango.

This sweet sauce goes really well with fish, pork, or your open mouth and a squeeze bottle. Stay tuned for our next blog showing how to pair this sauce with a delicious meal!

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Mild/Hot Salsa – A Burrito Fresco Recipe

Hello, friends! Summer is winding down, but we’re not quite ready to let go of those summertime vibes. To fully take advantage of the last few weeks of sunshine, we’re sharing the recipe that started it all – The Burrito Fresco Salsa.

For those that don’t know, Steven Michael and I used to own the best restaurant in the world (not at all a biased opinion), Burrito Fresco. We served fresh home made food all day and long into the night from 2012-2016, and this salsa is what ultimately made us decide to open a Burrito Shop.

So here is it for all of you to enjoy! Whether you were a regular customer or are new to our blog, this FRESH salsa will not disappoint!

What is your favorite thing to make with fresh veggies? Let us know in the comments below!

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Apple Crispitos – A Burrito Fresco Recipe

Is there anything more American than apple pie? Maybe baseball and hot dogs, but I have my sweet tooth ready to go so I’m sticking with the apples!

Today we are sharing another Burrito Fresco (our former restaurant) recipe. While it isn’t a traditional American apple pie, we took the same general filling, wrapped it up and deep fried it. Now that I’m thinking about it, I would like to amend my earlier statement. Is there anything more American than apple pie or deep fried food? Yes, deep fried apple pie-ish food!

In the restaurant, we cooked these to order and served them piping hot wrapped in foil. They are fantastic on their own, but you can also kick them up a notch by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Since closing our doors, we have made these on multiple occasions and they are always a big hit. For us and those that loved the restaurant, they are a double whammy of nostalgia combining the comfort of apple pie with memories of our time spent in Burrito Fresco.

As you’ll notice in the pictures below, I was an active participant in making these. That’s right, I got my ass off of the dining room chair and actually helped Steven Michael make something. I did this partially because making these reminds me of a great time in our lives, working together in the restaurant kitchen, and partially because no one can roll a crispito like I can. When you find your calling in life, you just know – and I was made to roll crispitos!

What kind of food makes you nostalgic? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below! We’ll be back in a few days with another great recipe!

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Stewed Chicken – A Burrito Fresco Recipe

One of the major things this pandemic has done is completely screw up my concept of time. If Steven Michael didn’t wake up at 4am and go to work on the weekdays, I might forget to work myself. Luckily, I have him as a reminder to get up, get Ellis to school and get to work.

Based on my lack of time awareness, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to me when I completely forgot to write this blog. So here I am at 8pm on Monday night, writing what will be published at 6:30am tomorrow morning. Whoops!

Things have started to pick up lately as more and more vaccinations are given and things begin to go back to “normal”, whatever that means at this point. I find myself actually having to use my planner to stay on top of things, and when I don’t, mistakes like today happen. A few weeks ago, we missed a Super Mario Plumbers workshop that we had signed Ellis up for at the local community center. Good thing we also forgot to tell him about it! (Parents of the Year)

I’m now calculating time based on our vaccine appointments. Steven Michael’s second dose was this past Friday, and mine is this coming Friday. You bet I wrote those suckers down in my planner! All plans now revolve around those dates and counting out two weeks. I’ll be honest and say that, while I’m excited that we will be protected, I’m also a little afraid of “re-entering” society. Though I’m sure I’m not the only one having those feelings.

I know you’re all completely riveted talking about my time management skills, but let’s switch gears and talk about chicken! The Burrito Fresco chicken to be exact. This weekend, we posted the previously super secret Burrito Fresco Taco Seasoning which was the basis for the restaurant’s flavor profile. You’ll need to make a batch of that up before attempting this recipe. You can use this chicken in taco, burritos, on salads or nachos, pretty much anything you can think of. We made tacos with Lime Pepper Sauce and Burrito Fresco Mild Salsa (coming soon). Pro tip – Keep the leftover broth and use it as a starter for some soup!

We will continue adding recipes from the restaurant sprinkled within our regular blog posts. If you have something specific you want to make, drop us a comment below or on any of our social media platforms. This chicken was a special request from restaurant regular, Karen!

See you in a few days with another great (non-restaurant) recipe!

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Burrito Fresco Taco Seasoning

Drum roll please …………….. We present, Burrito Fresco Taco Seasoning! This is a big deal guys. No one but us knows this recipe. It was the one thing we kept secret, because it is the basis for the flavor of our former restaurant, Burrito Fresco. I know there are a few former employees out there itching to get their hands on this one (looking at you Keighty), so here it is!

You’ll probably want to bookmark this to use for the recipe coming out on Tuesday (wink wink). See you then!