SAN ANTONIO, April 10 (UPI) -- San Antonio laid claim to the world record for longest enchilada after a cadre of volunteers whipped one up that stretched 300 feet this weekend.
A coalition of 20 restaurants marshaled 200 volunteers who gathered in Milam Park Saturday to break the record previously held by Mexico City.
The old record was not specified but organizers in San Antonio said they were not about to let their city play second fiddle.
"The enchilada is one of the most popular, important items at Mexican restaurants in San Antonio," Nick Garza, a retired caterer, told the San Antonio Express-News. "I told my friends, 'San Antonio has got to have this record.'"
Garza and friends answered the challenge, the Express-News said. They combined 1,900 pounds of cheese and 400 rectangular corn tortillas together and cooked them on a line of pans. By late afternoon, the creation was being cut up and served.
"I thought it would just be slapped together and not taste very good," said spectator Grace Howard. "But it is very good: warm, beefy and cheesy."