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How to Make a Burrito:
The Ultimate Guide

May 28 2021

In the mood for Mexican food? It doesn’t get much better than a good, old-fashioned burrito! This classic dish is beloved throughout the world, packing all the very best parts of Mexican cuisine into one big, tasty wrap. Wondering how to make a burrito at home? Our ultimate guide to burritos is here to help with everything you need to know about this iconic Mexican meal.

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Burritos are large tortillas that are stuffed with meat, vegetables and other juicy fillings, and served as a hot wrap. Fajitas usually contain grilled meat and charred vegetables, which are served on a skillet with flour tortillas on the side to fill yourself.

We don’t recommend using a microwave to reheat a burrito, as the filling may make it go soggy. The best way to reheat a burrito is to wrap it in a layer of protective foil to hold its shape and place it on a baking tray in the oven on a low heat. The burrito will gradually reheat and your fillings will remain just as they were intended.

Burrito literally translates to "little donkey" in Spanish, which could refer to the round bedrolls commonly carried by donkeys in Mexico.

The exact history of the burrito is unknown, though it grew in popularity around the 19th century, particularly in California. Farmworkers would often prepare a burrito of beans and salsa as an easy lunch.

Burritos can be gluten-free if you use corn tortillas, as opposed to wheat tortillas.

National Burrito Day is celebrated on the first Thursday in April each year and celebrates one of Mexico’s most popular dishes!