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Jan 27, 2007 07:53 PM

Taco Bell Enchirito. Face it!

Yum! I order mine without beans. So very far from authentic, and so very far from any standard I would have if I was doing anything other than purposely gorging on fast-food, but OH MY! The cheesy, saucy, erzatz beefy goodness of it! I'll eat five or six of these at once and be HAPPY!
Closet Enchirito lovers reveal!

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  1. I'm in! I love them! They were off the menu for several years, but you should special order them. Now they're back on the menu in all their glory! I like them with beans, beef and extra red sauce.

    1. It's one of the few things I will order from Taco Bell. I get a side of sour cream with mine!

      1. I love them too but I liked them better years ago when they were served with black olives on top. Now THAT was good.

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        1. re: nypb

          Agreed! My brother and I are convinced the Taco Bell menu has gone downhill since the 80s. We loved it then. Yes, I loved those black olives. Yes, I loved that enchirito.

        2. Me too but I liked them better when they used corn tortillas. I add sour cream and green onions to the top to the beans, beef and extra red sauce. Sometimes I squirt two or three mild sauce packets over the top.

          Don't eat them so much any more....thanks for making me crave some! *grin*

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          1. re: Dee S

            Thank you! I knew it was corn tortillas, but everyone I know swears they were always flour and like nypb I miss the black olives.
            What about the Bell Burger? now that was goodness...

            1. re: Spoonula

              Corn tortillas were used when TB first came out with the Enchirito back in the late 70s. Enchiritos were dropped from their menu offering for some time (but were made on demand, using the soft taco flour tortillas). When they reintroduced the Enchirito later one, they dropped the corn tortillas. I'm sure it had something to do with shelf life and multi-tasking capabilities. Enchirito was the only product using soft corn tortillas.

              I don't think I ever saw the Bell Burger on a TB menu. It might have been regional.

              1. re: Dee S

                This would have been in the mid 70s - when we had about 4 TB in Indianapolis -a Bell Burger was just the taco meat on a bun with alittle sauce and shredded cheese - it was delicious. But that was when I was young and the meated tasted ever so much better to me then.

                1. re: Spoonula

                  Does anyone remember the taco light? Made with a deep fried flour tortilla and had sour cream..Those were awsome! Wish they would bring them back, but they'd have to call them something else besides light!

                  1. re: Kari

                    My mom still misses Taco Light. That thing would fall apart on first bite. Also, every time we go to Taco Bell she orders a Pizzazz Pizza, the original name for Mexican Pizza. So funny.

                    1. re: Oh Robin

                      I used to like those too and they did fall apart easily!

                    2. re: Kari

                      those were my favorite, I really miss those.

            2. I always forget about them, but you're right, they are so good! And thanks, Dee S, for the variation. Sounds delish!