How To Fold A Burrito

How To Fold A Burrito

Do you want to make your burritos at home, but you’re not sure how to get the folding right? If you’re struggling with a case of burrito blowout, we’re here to help. With our guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about folding your burrito successfully.

How To Fold A Burrito

After all, folding a burrito is easy once you know the technique. But there’s one factor that everyone is guilty of having too many fillings.

If you keep filling your burrito too much, you’ll struggle with the steps you need to take to make your burrito successfully.

Don’t forget to buy the right tortillas either; you’ll need a large flour tortilla, not a corn tortilla. Now, let’s move on to the folding process. 

Warm Your Tortilla

Before folding your tortilla, you need to warm it up first. If your tortilla is room temperature or cold, it may be prone to cracking when you fold it.

The best way to warm your tortilla is by putting it on a dry skillet on medium-high heat. Leave it on your skillet for 30 or 60 seconds to warm up.

If you leave it on your skillet for 30 seconds, we recommend flipping it over so that both sides are warm. Once your tortilla is warm, you’ll find it much easier to fold around your fillings.

Fill The Center

Now that your tortilla is warmed up, you should start putting your fillings in. We suggest you place your fillings in the center or just south of your tortilla’s center.

By filling in the center, your filling will have a snugger fit when you roll it. However, if you fill just south of the center, you may be limited in how much you can put in. 

While you shouldn’t overfill your tortilla, you shouldn’t put in too little. Sometimes, it takes some experimenting to find the right tortilla-to-filling ratio.

Pull The Sides 

Now that you’ve filled in your tortilla, you should be able to pull up the sides of your tortilla. When you fold the sides, hold them in place with your fingers.

To make this as simple as possible for you, we recommend placing your fingers so that they hold your filling in place from the side. 

Hold With Your Fingers

Once your fingers are secured, you should keep hold of your filling and grab the bottom with your thumbs. While it may initially feel awkward, it’s the best way to keep everything together.

When you’re holding the bottom of your tortilla, fold it over your fillings with your thumb, then move your fingers, so they’re also holding the bottom of your tortilla over the sides you held.

Grab The Bottom And Roll

When holding your burrito, you should tuck the bottom of your burrito in and start rolling. We recommend using the tips of your fingers to ensure your filling stays snug in your burrito. Keep rolling until your burrito looks like a tight cylinder.

How To Fold A Burrito

Seal The Ends With Sauce

If you’re worried about your burrito coming loose, use a little guacamole or mayonnaise to seal it. Put a little on your burrito’s end, and it should stick.

Then, when serving, you should place the burrito, so the seam faces down. However, if you’re freezing your burrito, you don’t need to worry about this step. 

Crisp Your Burrito

We also recommend an optional last step. If you want to give your burrito a crisp look, you can put it on your skillet for a minute or two per side. You should have a lovely light brown color on your burrito, and you can enjoy it while it’s warm.

Wrap Your Burrito In Foil

Depending on when you want to serve your burrito, wrap it in foil. Wrapping your burrito in foil will keep it fresh and retain heat if you want to save it for later.

To wrap it in foil, you should place your burrito on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Fold the edges of your foil over your burrito, and tuck them in around the sides. Once it’s sealed, you can store your burrito in the fridge or put it in your oven.

Bottom Line

Folding a burrito isn’t as challenging as you may think. However, it does take some practice to get it right. With the help of this guide, you’ll be folding your burrito like a pro in no time!

If you have any questions, feel free to check out our FAQs down below. If you want to find out more about different recipes and more food guides, feel free to check out the rest of the site!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do My Burritos Fall Apart?

If your burrito is falling apart, you may be using too many wet ingredients, such as too much dressing or sauce.

You should use fewer wet ingredients so that your wrap won’t get soggy. If you’re saving it for later, you should also wrap your burrito in foil so that it stays in shape.

What Ingredients Are Traditionally In A Burrito?

You’ll find that most burritos will be wrapped in a flour tortilla. Traditionally, you’ll find that burritos contain a meat filling, beans, salsa, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, rice, and vegetables.

These are the main components you’ll find in most burritos.

How Do You Layer A Perfect Burrito?

When layering the perfect burrito, you should assemble it carefully. If you’re putting cheese on it, you should proceed from hot to cold.

Put the cheese on first, then put on the beans, rice, meat, sauces, and crema. You also should ensure your filling stays in a horizontal line, or it may become a challenge to roll.

Should You Cut A Burrito?

Depending on how much you put in your burrito, they can be pretty big. If you want to share your burrito or reduce your risk of burrito spillage, we recommend cutting it in half.

While it may spill more, we suggest keeping a fork on hand and peeling the foil as you continue to eat it.

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