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Old 02-28-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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A 10 YEAR RECIPE QUEST ENDS! Successfully!


Praise be to Craigslist and $100!!!!

In my hometown, there was a Mexican restaurant that served
the BEST refried beans, salsa and stew beef style burritos I
have ever had.

The beans had FLAVOR and texture. They weren't these soupy
things you get in 99% of restaurants and 100% of canned refried

The salsa was simple, tangy and not too hot.

The beef burrito enchilada style was heavenly.

I ate the same meal there for 25 years: Beef burrito enchilada style and a plate of refried beans.
At least 2-3 times a month. I loved this food!

In 1999, I moved 2000 miles away. To prepare myself, I begged
the owner and waitresses and manager for the recipes. Swore on
my honor they would be kept secret forever....


So I went for a few years with no Heavenly Food. Actually had my
future wife, who visited NC, bring me back some! She got the wrong
burrito, but I still got beans...

Then I moved back. YAYY! One year later, the restaurant closed. WAHHH!

So, since 2003, I have been jonesing, in withdrawal, and experimenting
with bean and meat recipes. I got close with the beans, but not too
close with the burrito meat.

So the other day, just for kicks, I posted a request for the recipes on
Craigslist in the town where the restaurant was.
A former worker contacted me, and after negotiations between her, me and
the owner of the restaurant...

Can't post them cuz part of the deal was secrecy, but I can say that
SIMPLE is best... at least with these.

I will be fat and happy this weekend. My wife will be really tired of beans
and burritos and salsa before too long too!

Life is good. (Aside from a leaking hot water heater, right after a plumbing
leak, LOL!)

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Old 02-28-2008, 01:44 PM   #2
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Congrats! It sounds like quite an ordeal, this quest to find the recipe. Its nice how things work out like that!
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:02 PM   #3
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Good story, BUT NOW I WANT THE RECIPE!!!!! hahaha
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:59 PM   #4
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What a great story! That's awesome.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:25 PM   #5
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That is awesome. I am glad you prevailed. I hope they live up to your memory of them!
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:46 PM   #6
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That is SO awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! I love craigslist.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:52 PM   #7
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So happy for you, how fantastic!
Finally reached my goal weight- 120 lbs- & never going back!
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:40 PM   #8
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1. good for you
2. that's terrific
3. love a good ending
4. have you heard of the PM feature on this magnificent web site?

6. you're killin me here
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:56 PM   #9
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[B]So what happens if you post the recipes???
Can you whisper them in my ear?? LOL
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:02 AM   #10
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What?? Are you implying that we share recipes at DC???????? Of course we will be quiet!!! We promise. Oh, I envy you-----have such great luck with getting the recipes of your dreams. Congrats.......
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