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Quesarito – A Wonderful Food Cannot Be Denied

Quesarito

In life, there are many tasty foods for us to try once. And one of them, we ought not to skip the quesarito. Some people will feel this is highly new for them, but this is a daily food for others. In a per serving of a quesarito, you will receive much nutrition from different ingredients. And today, we will let you know all about both histories, nutrition, and how to make this food.

If you also want to know more about this food, let’s come with us as soon as possible and get started.

What is a Quesarito?

What Is A Quesarito?

First, we will talk about the name “quesarito.” It is a linguistic combination – portmanteau, between the word “quesadilla” and “burrito.” Therefore, they are called “burrito” in some areas instead of “quesarito,” especially in Spanish.

The first idea of this food came from Chipotle restaurants in 2011. However, at that time, it was not as popular and famous as it is now. Until 2014, Taco Bell remade it and changed it into its style. From that, this food gradually became international all over the world. That is also why many customers know about this food with the name “Taco Bell Quesarito.”

And now, quesarito is an item that is available on the menu at Taco Bell. Some critical components of a quesadilla are premium Latin rice, seasoned beef, melted cheeses, reduced-fat sour cream, Chipotle sauce, nacho cheese sauce, and a grilled quesadilla. They are then using the grilled quesadilla to wrap and roll all ingredients into one.

Nutrition in a Taco Bell Quesarito

You may also know that the nutrition of each food is different from each other. Here we found out the sustenance of some types of quesarito. You can use this to refer to choose a suitable one for yourself.

For 1 Serving of Taco Bell Beef Quesarito

  • Calories: 650
  • Fat Calories: 300
  • Total Fat: 33g (saturated fat: 12.0g and trans fat: 0.5g       )
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 1390mg
  • Carbohydrates: 67g
  • Dietary fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Calcium: 35%
  • Iron: 25%
  • Vitamin A: 15%
  • Vitamin C: 2%

For 1 Serving of Taco Bell Quesarito with Cheddar Cheese

  • Calories: 580
  • Total Fat: 28 g (saturated fat: 10 g and trans fat: 18 g)
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg
  • Sodium: 1130 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 65 g
  • Dietary fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Calcium: 350 mg
  • Iron: 4 mg
  • Vitamin A: 500 mg
  • Vitamin C: 1 mg

3 Nice Recipes to Make Quesarito at Home

First Recipe for a Quesarito:

This is the first recipe for you, and the amount we introduce here is for eight servings – each serving has two pieces. Before all, you need to prepare enough ingredients to ensure your process will not be obstructed because of any reason. And this is the list with a total of 8 elements you need:

  • Rice
  • 16 Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for quesarito (or any flour tortillas for quesarito you have)
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • One package of Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix (or any similar taco seasoning mix you have)
  • One package of Old El Paso™ heat (or any packet heat you have)
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese (it needs to be shredded)
  • Eight tablespoons of sour cream
  • Eight tablespoons of prepared guacamole

First Recipe For A Quesarito

If you have enough all ingredients, let’s get started to make this food together. It is not too tricky, so you don’t need to worry. You ought to cook the rice first because you will prepare other ingredients while waiting for it. Then, you will cook the beef.

You will add ground beef into a large pan and cook it at medium heat for about 10 minutes. Remember to stir it often to make beef break up. Next, add the taco seasoning and a little water into that. Cook it for over 2 minutes and remove it from the stove.

Come to the next step, now, lay a quesarito on the microwave plate and a layer of cheddar cheese on it. Hence, you need to spend about 15 seconds for the microwave to melt that cheese. This is the last step, put cooked rice on the layer of cheese. Next is the beef you cooked, sour cream, and guacamole. If you want, you can also add another layer of cheese by putting it into the microwave one more time.

Remember that no need to overfill it because it will be difficult for you when wrapped up. Let’s complete your food by folding and rolling the quesarito carefully. It is done to enjoy.

Second Recipe for a Quesarito:

You want to eat the quesarito, but you worry that the store will close before you get there. But if you buy it before, it can be damaged by the time. Hence, this recipe is for making a quesarito stored in the refrigerator for about one month. And in fact, cooking this food is also pretty easy. So why don’t you try to make it? Let’s prepare all these ingredients first:

  • One cup of sour cream
  • One tablespoon of chipotle sauce
  • Two teaspoons of chili powder
  • One teaspoon of sugar
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • One teaspoon of paprika
  • One teaspoon of cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Homemade or premake burritos
  • Ground beef
  • Rice
  • Cheese

Second Recipe For A Quesarito

The first thing you will make is the sauce. You will mix chipotle sauce, chili powder, sugar, salt, paprika, cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder until tasty. Stir all smoothly and put this mixture in the refrigerator for about 1 hour before using.

After that, go on cooking rice and do other things while waiting for it. Let’s go to prepare the cake filling by frying the ground beef. You can add into it little spices follow your hobbies too. You are now waiting for the sauce mixture and rice.

When everything is fine, come to the last step, it is wrapping up the cake. Lay a burrito, add cheese, rice, the beef filling, and sauce into that. Then rolling it over tightly to ensure it will not drop anything outside. If you want to protect it better, wrap it one more time with tin foil.

Another piece of advice is to remember to write the date you make it and only store it for about 1 or 2 months to ensure it is still safe and tasty. Each time you want to eat the quesarito, take them out and put them in the microwave in about 2-3 minutes. If you don’t have a microwave, you can also reheat it by using a pan with low to medium heat on the stove.

Third Recipe For A Quesarito:

This is the last recipe we have for you. If the first one guides you on how to do it most simply, the second one Is for a quesarito that can be stored for a long time. Now is a way for you to make it without the microwave. In addition, this sauce recipe is spicier too. So try it if you like spicy food. Prepare these things before getting started.

  • One lb of ground beef
  • One tsp of chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika
  • A little kosher salt
  • Ground freshly black pepper
  • 2 cups of cooked white rice
  • 1 tbsp of lime juice
  • 2 tbsp of finely chopped cilantro
  • Eight big flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of Nacho cheese sauce
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream

Third Recipe For A Quesarito

We will divide it into three main steps: prepare the filling, prepare the wrapper, and wrap up the quesarito. You are cooking beef with medium or high heat. Besides, add a little paprika, cumin, chili powder, pepper, and salt. It would be best if you remembered to cook it until it is still a little pink. After about 6 minutes, you will drain fat.

The next thing you will need to prepare is rice. Take enough amount of cooked rice and mix it with a bit of lime juice and cilantro. Now, come to the wrapper. You need to put the flour tortilla on a large pan and make it hotter. When everything is fine, put some cheddar cheese on it, add another flour tortilla. Wait some minutes until the cheese is melted. And this is your wrapper.

At present, you only need to wrap it up with all fillings you have ground beef, cilantro-lime rice, sour cream, and nacho cheese sauce. If you want to make it more crispy, put it on the pan for about 3-5 minutes for each side. And now, you can enjoy your tasty food.

Conclusion

These are all information we know about the quesarito as well as Taco Bell quesarito. We think that you can also choose one suitable recipe to make this food at home simply. In addition, you can also know more about the nutrition of this food and eat it at an appropriate level.

Thanks for reading to the end.

Hope you feel this post is helpful.

See you next time soon.

Ben Bebenroth

Trained at Johnson and Wales University, Charleston, Chef Ben Bebenroth graduated in the top ten of his class and won the school’s national Taste Down Under cooking competition in 2004. He was rewarded with a 5-week trip to Australia, where he traveled with a French Master Chef to tour the country’s best restaurants and cook for national dignitaries along the way.

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