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Updated Dec 10, 2012 - 7:58 am

Yuma restaurant's burritos named among best in U.S.

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Only one Arizona restaurant made dailymeal.com's list of having the best burritos in America.

"Oh, it feels awesome!" said Mary Lou Huff co-owner of the Chile Pepper restaurant in Yuma, Arizona. "We're up there with Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. I mean, we're talking big cities and here we are in Yuma, Arizona."

The website selected the restaurant's bean and cheese burrito as a favorite among editors. Their description reads, "At the Chile Pepper, it is not about the girth of the burrito or all the extras but the exquisite execution of simplicity. Locals rave over the simplest of burritos here bean and cheese where the fresh tortillas and hot sauce make it go from simple to excellent."

Huff said Chile Pepper is a family tradition, first started by her parents 50 years ago.

"You don't compromise on the quality of food," she said, adding that the key to success is using fresh ingredients everyday.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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