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With those two-and-a-half words, and little faith from Foodbeast publisher Elie, we were off on a chili cheese journey filled with deep-fried flour. Thus, Chili Cheese Churros were born.
The idea of Chili Cheese Churro fries came up nearly a year ago at the boom of ridiculous Instagram recipes. I briefly mentioned it to my fellow writer Isai and saw his face light up like a department store Christmas display.
We began to sneak the idea of chili cheese churros into editorial meetings. Each time, the same response of disgust.
What a bunch of jokers, they thought.
Hey, if Tym Bussanich could get away with half of the stuff he makes then why couldn't we?
For months, Isai and I would quietly figure out how to make something as savory as chili and cheese with something as sweet as a churro.
Joined by our colleague, Molly, we took an afternoon and just decided to have fun with it -- not overthink.
Thanks to Grubfiend's churro care package, we were finally equipped to create Frankenstein's monster.
Here's What You'll Need:
For the burger buns, we covered both sides in the egg wash and threw them into the frying oil for about 30 seconds. The buns were set aside to drain on a paper-toweled plate.
Heat up your chili in a pot or pan on low heat and stir occasionally. While the chili is warming up, mold the ground beef into burger patties. You should have a few patties about 3 inches wide and 1/2 an inch thick. Cook the burgers for about four minutes on each side.
Throw your cheddar cheese on your burger patties while the second side cooks so that it melts nicely.
Once the chili is bubbling, throw a slice of cheese on your churro fries. Ladle a generous about of chili on your fries, enough to melt the cheddar. With the same chili start assembling you burger to desired chili-ness.
The final product was rich, savory, cheesy and took 5 years off each of our lives. We probably shouldn't have gone back for seconds.
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Everybody loves a good churro, but nobody goes crazy for all the preservatives and other junk found in them. So Trader Joe's went out and worked tirelessly to bring these mouth-watering bite-sized treats to the front of the line, and nobody is mad about it.
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We knew we had some pre-made dough already stashed in our fridge, which got us to thinking ... was there a way we could turn In-N-Out Burger ingredients into a savory pie? We now had a mission for the evening.
Fast forward a few minutes, we had picked up a set of 4x4s (see: In-N-Out Secret Menu) and three orders of plain fries with spread on the side. No one likes to cook hangry, so we ordered a few more to pregame on:
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We wanted to maintain the visual integrity of the burgers, but the bites had to flake off the way a normal pie would. To achieve the affect, we split the burgers up into the pie crust, turned a few of them into cubes, and poured a batter of beaten eggs and half-and-half cream to work as a binding agent.
We cooked that off in the oven for about 30 minutes, then took it out to top with slices of cheese, fries, more cheese, and grilled onions. 10 more minutes to get everything gooey and crispy.
Once it came out, the fun began -- we layered on that food boner-inducing In-N-Out spread and chopped up some slices for everyone to eat:
Yes, it's indulgent. Yes, more than one slice can kill you. Yes, you should bring this to a pot luck and impress your friends. Everyone likes pie, and everyone likes In-N-Out.
See you on the other side, friends.
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Some of our most joyous times at Foodbeast come when we're tasked with chronicling new food the Disneyland team brings into the park. As an appropriate followup to our list of 26 Magical Foods To Eat At Disneyland, we're now showing you the hottest foods (and drinks) available for the park's well-celebrated holiday season.
Don't you dare sleep on getting yourself a slice of Chorizo Pizza. Yes, Chorizo Pizza. With cotija cheese. And pico. And a tomatillo-cilantro crema drizzle.
Aaaah!! Just go see for yourself:
French Market Restaurant (New Orleans Square)
Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (Main Street)
Next to the Penny Arcade at the end of Main Street.
Hungry Bear Restaurant (Critter Country)
Mint Julep Bar (New Orleans Square)
If you blink, you'll miss it. The tiny Mint Julep Bar is near the back of the French Market. Usually there's a line, so if you're stuffed you'll have plenty of time for your food to digest before indulging your sweet tooth.
Penny Arcade (Main Street)
Sure you can't get penny candies with inflation these days, but that doesn't mean you can't still get dope sweets to fill your gut with. Like most candy stores in the Disney Parks, you can find tons of holiday-exclusive snacks and sweets. Here are some we bit into.
Frozen fans might be able to find the Olaf marshmallows and cake pops after the holidays. Frozen, after all, is still crazy popular.
Plaza Inn Restaurant (Main Street)
Located practically at the center of the park, across from the statue and next to Tomorrowland, is the Plaza Inn Restaurant. You can find delicious fried chicken and sweet waffles year-round, here.
Royal Street Veranda (New Orleans Square)
Stage Door Café (Frontierland)
Another hidden gem tucked away behind The Golden Horseshoe. Lines here are usually shorter than most spots in the area.
Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta (Paradise Pier)
On the opposite end of Paradise Pier is a little remote Oasis Disneyland calls Viva Navidad! Though it's only for the holidays, Disney throws a celebration of Latino traditions all day long. This includes awesome live music and performances surrounding Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta and Paradise Grill.
Best of all is the food.
Boudin Bread Cart (Pacific Wharf)
These look and sounded so awesome. Unfortunately they're not yet available. Definitely going back for them.
Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill (Pacific Wharf)
Cozy Cone Motel (Cars Land)
Look for the giant orange cones and you'll soon find yourselves devoting these delicious pumpkin twists. They can also be found at Maurice's Treats Snack Cart at Disneyland parked in the Fantasy Faire area.
Mad T Party (Hollywood Land)
Walking into the park, keep your ears out for some live music and eyes out for neon lights. There, you'll find the Mad T Party and these spectacular treats.
Pacific Wharf Café (Paradise Pier)
Near the entrance of Paradise Pier, the Pacific Wharf Cafe features some of the most savory soups and bread bowls around. They kind of have to dominate the bread game seeing as how they're right next to the bakery.
Paradise Garden Grill (Paradise Pier)
Part of the Viva Navidad! mentioned earlier. Tons of sweet and savory comfort foods for you to enjoy.
You can find the Gingerbread Man cookies, complete with mouse ears, at pretty much any bakery in both parks.
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If you've ever been to the West Coast, you probably know how amazing an In-N-Out burger tastes. No, it's not overrated, it's food perfection--one of the best foods California has to offer. California is all about beaches, great weather, and In-N-Out.
As it slowly grows outward to places like Nevada and Arizona, and even pop-up locations in Toronto and Hong Kong, In-N-Out is slowly becoming more accessible to the world.
If you haven't had it already, you will have In-N-Out at some point in your life, hopefully. So as a Californian who has been able to enjoy the glorious burgers for 25 years, I felt obligated to give you a full look at the In-N-Out menu, the Not-So-Secret menu, and ridiculous amount of tips and tricks that will let you enjoy your trip to In-N-Out even more.
So get ready for the most extensive look at the In-N-Out menu you'll ever see, and get ready to try something new and delicious:
You roll up to In-N-Out and you see the classic menu that'll probably never change. It's beautiful, consistent, basic, fresh, always made-to-order and delicious:
Unless instructed otherwise, your burgers come with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, raw onions, their famous Thousand Island spread over the toasted bun, and of course, beef patties. If you get a cheeseburger, they add a slice of cheese--a double-double has two beef patties with two slices of cheese. If you want to split a hamburger in half for the kiddos, they'll happily do that for you as well.
That was the easy part. Now we get to the 'instructed otherwise' part of the list, which is the fun part.
THE 'NOT-SO-SECRET' MENU
They call it the Not-So-Secret Menu because although it's not visible on their in-store menu, it is acknowledged online. The items on here have become so common in people's orders, they probably could be listed on the menu. You've got extra patties in your burgers, cheesy fries and even a breadless burgers.
This part of the list starts off pretty easy. If the Double-Double isn't enough for you, you can add a third patty and a third piece of cheese with the 3x3.
If you're really in Beast Mode, In-N-Out lets you order your burger with up to FOUR patties and FOUR pieces of cheese with its 4x4. There was a time when you could add five, or six, or 100 patties, but someone ruined it for everyone by actually ordering a 100x100, forcing In-N-Out an official limit of four. Sure you can order an unlimited amount of 4x4s and create a super burger, but don't be a dick. The 100x100 has already been done and documented (see photo below). All you'd be doing is slowing down a line that's already going to be incredibly long.
It's come to the point where Animal Style is almost a must when going to In-N-Out. If you're not from the west coast and don't get to enjoy In-N-Out on a consistent basis, it's silly not to order, at least, Animal Style fries.
Animal Style Fries are their classic fries topped off with their famous spread, a slice of cheese and chopped grilled onions. The Animal Style Burger includes extra spread, mustard grilled into the meat patty, and extra pickles in this mess of a burger. You can order Animal style for your double double, 3x3 and 4x4.
If you're not into carbs and want to do away with the bread, In-N-Out can replace the bread by expertly wrapping the burger in lettuce. Everything inside stays the same, it's just breadless. So if you want a 4x4, Protein Style, you'll have a massive burger lettuce wrap.
This Flying Dutchman is more than just a character on Spongebob Squarepants, at In-N-Out it's an uber deconstructed burger. There's no bread, no lettuce, no onions, no spread. It's just two pieces of meat and cheese. This one could have easily been called a protein style burger, but no, it has the name of a mythical ghost ship for some reason.
The grilled cheese sandwich is just what you think it is. It's all the veggies that come with a normal burger and two slices of cheese, but it has no meat patty.
If you're not down with cheese, you can order a Double Meat burger, which is just what it sounds like, a two beer patty burger with no cheese.
EASY DIY In-N-Out CREATIONS
For the sake of allergies and other boring law-abiding reasons, In-N-Out can't exactly do everything you ask, but that shouldn't stop you from taking the available ingredients in the restaurant and making stuff yourself. Here are some ideas that let you play with your food.
This dirty little burger started off as a rumor on Twitter. Legend says that an order of Animal Style fries stuffed inside a Double-Double was called a Monkey Style Burger. We tried ordering it ourselves and pissed off In-N-Out to say the least. Turns out Monkey Style isn't a super secret menu item, and thanks to us, you'll get a vicious look from the cashier if you try to order it. Sorry, not sorry. You can, however, order Animal Style fries and stuff them in a Double-Double yourself. It tastes pretty amazing.
You can ask for lemon and pepper on the side if you're in the drive-thru, or if you're dining in, just grab the condiments yourself. Squeeze the lemon over your fries then pepper them.
If you want to upgrade your Animal Style fries even more, top them with a Flying Dutchman. You can even use the plastic utensils to cut up the meat patty and sprinkle them over your fries, for an In-N-Out version of carne asada fries.
I know it sounds weird, but dipping your fries in a vanilla milkshake is just as awesome as stuffing your burger with fries. There's something about mixing the saltiness of the fries with the sweetness of the shake that's perfect.
If you're broke and usually skip the purchase of a drink to save money, you can make your own lemonade with free ingredients. You've got free water, free lemon slices and free sugar. You can easily make yourself a free lemonade. Knowing your broke ass though, you're probably putting 7UP in that clear water cup anyway.
You can pepper your fries, or ketchup. Either way, it's a little upgrade for your fries.
ABOVE AND BEYOND THE NO-SO-SECRET MENU
This is the stuff you won't see on neither the standard nor secret menu, but are upgrades that the workers know about and can do for you. So maybe this is the secret menu? From the small stuff like adding grilled onions to your burger, to getting your Flying Dutchman Animal Style, these are upgrades that can enhance your next order.
If you're vegetarian, you can get the Veggie Burger. It's essentially a regular burger, but meatless and cheese-less. If you're vegan, you can get it without spread as well. It's basically a way for vegetarians to enjoy an In-N-Out burger with their friends.
That breadless burger we mentioned earlier, The Flying Dutchman, can come Animal Style. I was told that you'd probably just ring it up like a Double-Double, but you CAN order a Flying Dutchman Animal Style, which would come with fried mustard, grilled onions, and spread like you would for a regular Animal Style Burger.
Grilled Onions come standard on Animal Style fries, but you also have the option of getting these chopped up little guys on your burger to replace the regular raw onion it usually comes with. J'deteste onions, but I've tried the grilled onions a couple of times and I have to admit they're pretty damn good.
When you ask for grilled onions, they usually come chopped up, but if you really get specific, you can get whole onions grilled as well.
In-N-Out has yellow chilies that can be ordered on the side, but it is also possible to ask them to chop them up and put them over your fries, or in your burger. Gives your order a little extra spice. Works great with your Lemon Pepper Fries as well.
I mentioned that the patties in an Animal Style Burger come with mustard grilled into them, but you have that option with any burger you order. They essentially give the meat a bit of a tangy taste with the combination of mustard and pickles.
In-N-Out burgers are cooked so that there's no pink nor reddish tint showing, like most fast food burgers do. Most locations are OK with making your burger medium rare if you want. There are places, such as the locations in Nevada, that have to cook it all the way through, by law, but other than that, get your pink meat on.
Cheese Fries are what you get when you want more than just regular fries, but don't want to go all the way to Animal Style. They just put a couple slices of melted cheese over your fries. Simple and delicious.
In-N-Out makes their fries fresh to order, so you have the option of having them custom cooked. If you want them a little crispier, you can order them "light-well." If you want them even darker and crispy, you can order them "well-done." If you want them almost burnt and inedible, you can get them "extra well-done." If you want them to be soft and terrible, you can order them "light."
I don't know why you'd want this, but it's an option. If you don't want their classic cheese, beautifully melted in your burger, you can order cold cheese.
Trust me, this burger had its buns toasted a little more than usual. You might not be able to tell from the picture, but look at how glorious this thing looks. The extra toast provides a bit more of a crunch to your bun.
-Arnold Palmer, like anywhere else, is a mix of their lemonade and tea.
-Lemon Up mixes lemonade and 7UP.
-Rootbeer Lemonade: Mixing up root beer and lemonade sounds kind of weird, but I tried it the other day and thought I'd recommend it to the world.
In-N-Out has vanilla, chocolate and strawberry milkshakes. If you order a Neapolitan, they'll mix all three flavors in the same cup. You can also go halfsies of each flavor, such as a strawberry-chocolate shake.
They have vanilla shakes and have root beer. If you order a root beer float, they'll gladly mix the two together for you.
In-N-Out is one of few restaurants that has secret menus for doggies. If you order a Pup Patty, they'll give you a salt-less beef patty so you can enjoy a meal in the car with your four-legged friend.
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You know what's cool? A good lifehack. Even cooler? A good beer. Fuse these together and you're unstoppable. That's why we've rounded up the all-around BEST solutions for any and every beer-mergency, because with the power of efficiency on your side, you sure to be the hero of any and every kickback.
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DIY Paper Bottle Opener
Fold a sheet of paper in half vertically four times, then once lengthwise to create a long and thick V-shaped piece. Compress and wedge the folded paper under the bottle cap with one hand while gripping the top of the neck with the other (the paper should rest between your index finger and the cap). Then pop the bottle open with one sharp maneuver.
DIY Lighter Bottle Opener
Similarly to the paper bottle opener, wedge the bottom of the lighter underneath the bottle cap while keeping a firm hold on the bottle's neck with your free hand--the index finger should be curled near the bottle cap and the lighter should be tucked between. In one swift movement, push the lighter up using your finger as a fulcrum and force the cap off.
Wrap a dampened paper towel around the body of a beer bottle. Then, place the wrapped bottle in the freezer for 15 minutes or so. 15 minutes or so later and you'll have an ice cold brew in your hands!
No more permanent-markered names, no more beer charms, and no more beer cozies to keep track of whose beer is whose. Stick to the basics by wrapping different colored rubber bands around bottles for an easy yet subtle way to keep track of everyone's drinks.
Cool a Pitcher
A genius way to ensure your pitcher of beer stays nice and cool is to fill a plain cup with ice, then gently place it into the pitcher--the cup will stay afloat while the ice inside will keep the pitcher's temperature down!
To chill your booze without diluting it, pour beer rather than water into an ice cube tray and let it freeze. After they're completely frozen, pop the cubes into any container filled with beer and enjoy!
If you need to chill multiple bottles at once, toss them into a small tub along with ice and water. Next add salt--yes, salt--to the tub, which will lower the water's freezing point and leave you with significantly colder beers!
Save space in the fridge by fastening binder clips to its racks, then using them and the fridge walls as edges. Then, you can actually stack beers against them in a pyramid-style--more room for more beers!
Bonus hack: check out this nifty little gadget that is bound to be a game-changer for beer lovers everywhere.
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Inspired by food blogger Oh, Bite It's cinnamon roll chips recipe, we jumped in the kitchen and tried them for ourselves.
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Then the fun part came as we heated up some cooking oil and fried up these little suckers.
When they got nice and brown on both sides, we sprinkled some sugar and got ready to get our dip on.
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