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Nov 26, 2014

Review: Red Burrito - The Red Burrito

Hardee's-Red Burrito's The Red Burrito features seasoned ground beef, refried beans, and hot sauce all stuffed in a warm tortilla and topped with red enchilada sauce and a melted cheddar blend.

I picked one up for $3.69.

Red Burrito exists on the East Coast as an addition to some Hardee’s locations, much like Green Burrito does to Carl’s Jr. on the West. Their signature dish, The Red Burrito, is similar to Taco Bell’s Smothered Burrito (though I’d imagine older) but does change the formula a bit.

The Red Burrito’s sauce was a little too salty for me. It became harder to eat the further I got. Inside the tortilla, there’s supposed to be hot sauce; instead I found more of a chunky salsa. I really wished there was more of it to be found since it did a good job of balancing out the sauce for a few bites.

The seasoned beef was a high point and I appreciated them not skimping on the cheddar - which added another helpful layer of flavor. Any taste that the onions and peppers might have contributed to big bites was lost in the sauce. However, the produce I did find when I went searching was crisp and fresh.

Overall, I was satisfied with The Red Burrito even if it was just a bit too salty. I would have liked more produce and salsa but the flavors that do come out are all good and complement one another. No, it’s not groundbreaking, but it does have me hoping that more Red Burritos pop up so I can see what else they bring to the table.

(Ed. note - Oddly, the Green Burrito does not, or rather no longer has, a Green Burrito on the menu)

Nutritional Info - Red Burrito’s "The Red Burrito"
Calories - 640 (from Fat - 270)
Fat - 29g (Saturated Fat - 13g)
Sodium - 2150mg
Carbs - 60g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 34g

By Darius.


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