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What's the difference between a burrito and an enchilada?

Question #76918. Asked by cagalli.
Last updated Aug 21 2016.

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Answer has 5 votes.

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the most obvious sauce.

"A Mexican food item.
Whenever I've tried them, enchiladas appear to be very similar to burritos but with different contents and flavour.

However, according to one source the difference is that a burrito has the tortilla folded so as to make an envelope which completely encloses its contents, whereas an enchilada has the tortilla wrapped around the contents so as to make a cylinder with much the same shape as cannelloni.

Another source claims that the difference is that a burrito is made with a flour tortilla whereas an enchilada is made with a corn tortilla. The same source says that enchiladas are sometimes rolled, sometimes served flat and stacked upon one another, that traditionally they are layered/packed with cheese and onions though meat is often available, and finally that enchiladas are often served with a fried egg or two. "

"The main difference between a burrito or soft taco and this dish is that the enchilada is baked."

Response last updated by Shadowmyst2004 on Aug 21 2016.
Mar 08 2007, 12:26 PM
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Answer has 3 votes.
Type of tortilla used for each is differen flour and corn), and the enchilada is also baked.

Mar 08 2007, 2:31 PM
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