Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The corned beef and cabbage burrito returns Tuesday to Anna’s Taqueria, the chain says. (Photo: Brian Samuels)

The local version of McDonald’s seasonal Shamrock Shake returns Tuesday for St. Patrick’s Day: the corned beef and cabbage burrito at Anna’s Taqueria.

It’ll be served for one day only as usual, and as supplies last, at the eight Anna’s locations throughout Greater Boston, , the chain said. That includes Cambridge’s outposts in Porter Square and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Somerville’s location in Davis Square.

The burrito comes stuffed with corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and cheese, and with spicy or regular mustard. It’s the most benign  St. Patrick’s Day tradition in an area that otherwise uses the holiday day as an excuse to drink and wear green to excess (when both should be done in moderation at any time of year).

But personally? A bit too benign. Aside from the corned beef, the ingredients of the specialty burritos can be on the bland side, and mustard is recommended.

Anna’s, it should be said, advises that “customers who want to up the ante on this Irish-Mexican fusion can of course customize their order with classic Anna’s ingredients like rice and beans, sour cream, guacamole, salsa and more.” But despite the Irish-themed item being first rolled out in 2012 with pinto beans standard, should you risk messing with what is likely your only corned beef burrito of the year?