Burron - More to Love
Introducing Burron – the 13-inch tortilla that is taking the food world by storm! This MEGA tortilla is perfect for making all kinds of delicious meals, from burritos to quesadillas to Mexican pizza. But what makes the Burron different from ordinary tortillas? Well, for starters, it's a lot bigger – 13 inches, to be exact! This means you can fit more ingredients in each wrap, and fill your hunger void. Still, size isn’t everything- Burron isn’t just massive, it’s handmade to the same rigorous standard as our other artisanal tortillas and has all the same flavor, texture, and healthy ingredients that they do.
In this blog we’re going to get to know Burron a little better and also share some big-food culture, recipe ideas and handling tips.
Who says gourmet food has to be teeny tiny and served up to look like it’s in an art exhibition? Take a peek into the world of these foodies who have a bigger appetite for life.
A BURRITO THE SIZE OF A BABY...
So yeah, baby-sized burritos are a real thing. There’s a restaurant in Seattle, WA that invites people to bring their infants in and see how they compare to the giant burritos they serve up. There’s now a wall in the restaurant with photos of over 300 babies and their burrito counterparts. So, if you’re nearby, stop in and see how your toddler measures up.
The appreciation for big eating doesn’t stop there, check out this happy couple who travel the USA in search of food challenges:
With Burron, you can create your own food challenges and see which of your friends comes out champion. Spoiler alert: the one with the biggest appetite isn’t always the one with the biggest build!
And as we all know, bigger isn't always better, but in Burron's case it just means more to love. With Burron, you can make huge burritos when your hunger is out of control, or if you just like to share. And hey, you could even host a food challenge of your own and award a prize to whoever can finish their monster-burrito first…we dare you!
Okay, so now it’s your turn. One of the best things about Burron is that it can be used in so many different recipes. Plus you can load it up and really make your meals count. Try using it as a wrap for supreme burritos or monster quesadillas. Or even as a super thin crust for a Mexican pizza. You can also stuff it with veggies and cheese for a delicious (and substantial) vegetarian meal. The possibilities are endless, but here are a few specific ideas:
MIGHTY CHORIZO BREAKFAST BURRITO
If you haven’t tried it yet, chorizo is where it’s at. A spiced, fermented, and cured pork sausage from Spain, this meat will give you another reason to wake up in the morning.
• 3/4 lb chorizo sausage
• 1/2 chopped red onion
• 1/4 can green chiles
• 4 eggs
• 1 cup shredded Manchego cheese
• 2 Burron size tortillas
- Drizzle a little olive oil over skillet and warm to medium high heat. Remove sausage casing and crumble chorizo into pan, cook until browned, then add chopped onion and 1/4 can of green chile peppers. Sauté until onion is soft.
- Crack eggs and stir in bowl, then mix into skillet with the chorizo. Turn the heat down a touch and stir in eggs. Cook until eggs are scrambled.
- In another skillet or in the microwave, heat up your Burron size tortilla. Fill each one up with chorizo then sprinkle generously with Manchego cheese. Wrap with tender care then ENJOY!
Another great way to use Burron, meet the MEGAquesadilla. Say hello to golden melted goodness sandwiched between toasty Burron-sized tortillas and layered with as many extras as you can dream up. At 13”, this quesadilla makes feeding the familia easier than ever. The beauty of quesadillas is their simplicity, as long as you have tortillas, cheese, and a few fixings (guacamole, salsa, pico de Gallo, sour cream…) you have a complete and satisfying meal.
And after a busy day doing your thing, simple is sacred. With the quality of Tortilla Familia tortillas, you can relax in the knowledge that the base of your meal is as healthy, fresh, and authentic as a homemade tortilla.
Here’s one of our favorite combinations, but feel free to add or take away whatever fillings you fancy. Oh, and don’t worry, you don’t have to share:
POPPING JALAPEÑO QUESADILLA
Addicted to jalapeño poppers and want to make your own? This combination of jalapeño spice with cream cheese and toasty tortilla will have you saying ‘jal-lelujah!’
• 6 jalapeño peppers
• 1 tbsp butter
• 3 tbsps cream cheese
• 3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
• 2 Burron size tortillas
- Preheat the oven, turn to broiler setting. Use butcher’s paper or foil to line a 13” X 9” baking sheet.
- Prepare jalapeños, cut stems, slice in half lengthwise and remove seeds. (Be careful, sometimes they can irritate skin. You might want to use gloves) Then place cut-side down in the baking tray.
- Broil peppers for about 10-15 min, make sure the tray is about 6” from the heat source. Your little poppers should be bubbling with blackened skin.
- Immediately place the peppers in a sealable plastic bag to let the steam loosen their skins. After about 15 min they should be ready to process. Remove skin and chop the jalapeños.
- Now soften your cream cheese for a few seconds in the microwave and then spread on one Burron size tortilla. Layer the jalapeños in and cover with the cheese. Cover with the other Burron tortilla and brush some softened butter on top.
- Heat your frying pan on med-low and fry the bottom of the monster quesadilla for 3 min. Use a plate to flip it over and fry the other side for another 3 min.
- Use a pizza cutter to cut into wedges and enjoy!
Cooking hack: For ultimate flavor, broiling the jalapeños is best; but if you’re short on time you can sub a can of sliced jalapeños and still get a pretty tasty result!
Those were just a few options to get you started; the Burron 13” tortilla is so versatile, you’ll never run out of ideas for how to use it. You can make burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and more. It’s also large enough that you can create an entire meal out of one tortilla. Fill it with your favorite ingredients and wrap it up with tender loving care for an easy and delicious meal.
ONLY 5 INGREDIENTS
Burron (like our other flour tortillas) is handmade in Mexico by our friend and partner Pablo, who has over 20 years of experience crafting golden perfection. His Tortillería is located in Sonora, right on the border, and we make it our business to get this precious cargo to your doorstep in no time flat. It really couldn't be easier to kick your meals up a notch and enjoy the real taste of Mexico. You can even sign up for a Burron subscription so you never run out AND save 15% on super-sized flavor.
What does this mean for you? Burron tortillas are much healthier than the grocery store wannabes that are laced with chemical preservatives. (Not to mention the huge difference in FLAVOR!) It has only have 5 ingredients, ones you can pronounce, and is a nutritious staple food for your familia. Because we don’t chalk our tortillas full of nasty chemicals, they need a little extra consideration.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR BURRON TORTILLAS
When they arrive take them out and separate each tortilla to keep them from sticking together. Next, prep two gallon-sized freezer bags and place the tortillas that won't be used in the next month in the freezer and refrigerate the rest. Refrigerated, Burron will last for 2-3 weeks if properly stowed upon arrival. Frozen, the tortillas will last 4-6 months in your airtight ziploc. They’re super easy to freeze and defrost without losing any of their goodness, so don’t be afraid to buy in bulk!
Finally, when you are ready to use them, defrost tortillas either in the fridge or on the counter top - both work just fine.
HEATING THINGS UP
For maximum flavor, it’s best to serve your Burron tortillas warm. There are several different methods to heat them, each of which can be ideal depending on your preference and needs.
We usually like to toast our tortillas on the stove. You don’t need any oil, just turn your skillet up to medium-high and cook Burron for about 30 seconds on each side. If you want extra crispiness, brush a little butter on the pan before you fry.
Another option is to cook them in the microwave. This way you can warm up to 5 tortillas at a time. Layer them on a microwavable plate and cover with slightly damp paper towel. Now cook in 20 second blasts, checking to see that the tortillas are warmed through. This option can be good for fiestas when you want to get a bunch of tortillas ready at once.
Finally, you can use the oven if you want to heat a multitude of tortillas at one time. Create little bundles of five and wrap in tinfoil. You can make as many bundles as will fit in your oven and get all the tortillas toasting together. Preheat to 350 degrees F and cook your Burron for about 15 minutes or until warmed through.
THAT'S A WRAP.
If you're looking for a delicious, healthy alternative to ordinary grocery store ‘tortillas’, the Burron is an excellent choice. They’re not just big, these handmade tortillas have all the same benefits and flavor as our other authentic Sonoran style tortilla sizes. With Burron you just get more. And whether you make burritos the size of a small child, a MEGAquesadilla oozing golden cheese, or just share with your friends, Burron will help you make your meals an experience to remember.