How to wrap a burrito

Ever eaten a burrito that's fallen apart while you're eating it? Then read this step-by-step guide to learn the secret of how to roll a burrito properly. 

hands wrapping a burrito

Burritos are packed with tasty fillings, but eating them can be a messy affair. Find out how to tightly wrap a burrito to avoid any spillage, plus see our best ever burrito recipes

1. Warm the wraps

Warm tortilla wraps in the oven, microwave or in a dry frying pan so they're easier to roll. 

2. Add fillings to the centre of the wrap

open burrito with chicken, kidney beans & rice

Add a heaped serving spoon of fillings like cooked meats, beans and Mexican rice. Don’t overfill the wrap or it will be difficult to close. 

3. Add some toppings

open burrito with chicken, avocado & cheese

Cheddar, chopped avocado, soured cream and salsa work well. You could even make your own guacamole.

4. Fold in the two ends over the filling

hands folding a burrito closed

Press them down lightly with your fingers.

6. Fold in the top and bottom to completely close in the fillings

hands closing a burrito wrap

hands holding closed burrito

Flip it over, pressing down firmly so the folds stay in place.

7. Use foil to wrap the burrito tightly

hands holding foiled wrapped burrito
Repeat with the remaining wraps and filling, keeping the assembled burritos in the oven while you make the rest. 

Put the technique into practice with our easy chicken burrito recipe

More burrito inspiration: 

Easy beef burritos 
How to make vegan burritos 
Breakfast burrito recipe 
Burrito bowl with chipotle black beans 
Burrito recipe collection 

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