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Unexpected Treasures Found On A RoadTrip

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Unexpected Treasures Found On A RoadTrip

Holbrook, Arizona

The best green chili burrito we have ever had was at a drive-through called Aliberto’s in Holbrook, Arizona.  Unexpected, yes.  Maybe that adds to the memories in our mind of the perfect burrito: meat, green chili and flour tortilla.  It was an unexpected treasure we found on our RoadTrip.

 

 

MAPPING THE DAY

RoadTrips lead to unplanned experiences.  A pit stop, gas fill-up or intriguing signage for a quick detour can deliver unexpected treasures.  We had been driving for a couple hours after we left Sedona.  We felt so refreshed from our time there.  Beautiful scenery, wonderful cuisine and a swift fall down Slide Rock were a great start to our RoadTrip.

Sedona Arizona

Now we were headed to Albuquerque.  We planned to take a quick detour through the Petrified Forest, so we pulled off the highway in Holbrook for gas and a quick lunch.

LOCAL STORY

I had been talking about Green Chili for months.  My travel partners probably thought I was exaggerating about the  attributes of that one dish, but I simply could not wait to get my first order of it in New Mexico.  After we filled the tank, we noticed a drive-through right next door.  The Aliberto’s menu listed all kinds of Southwest fast food: enchiladas, tacos, tostadas, tortas and burritos.  The menu item popped out at me like a lightening bolt: Green Chili Burrito.  DONE.

VIEW FROM THE TABLE

As we opened the paper-wrapped burritos in our laps, the aroma wafted through the car.  Ahhh, green chile.

Green Chile Burrito

 

GREEN CHILI CHICKEN OR PORK

 

Over the years, we have discounted the benefits of using a crockpot.  But this dish is so easy and results are simply devine.  Our crockpot has a browning setting too, which eliminates the need for starting in a skillet.

RECIPE

 

Green Chile Burrito

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