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How to Fold a Burrito

June 29, 2020 3 min read

How to Fold a Burrito

Burritos are glorious and have been a delicious way to deliver food for generations. The flavor combinations are endless, but you may be wondering one essential step: how do I fold a burrito?

So, get the whole family involved in supper by making your tortillas at home with our tortilla maker, and mastering the art of how to fold a burrito.

Learning how to wrap a burrito is so simple and after this tutorial, you'll be teaching everyone you know.

We've asked our trusted chefs for their input, so sit down, grab a tortilla, and let's get folding!


  1. Start by laying your warmed or moistened tortilla down on a plate or other flat surface. Something that you can easily wipe down in case things get a little messy while you learn how to fold a burrito.
  2. Add the filling to the bottom half of the tortilla. Use whatever you like to fill the burrito. Meats like beef, pork, and chicken are pretty typical. Layer this with some beans and cheese if you want!
  3. Fold the bottom of the tortilla up and over the filling, and pull the filling back toward the bottom third of the tortilla to get a nice and snug fold.
  4. Make two folds along the sides of the large fold. Now all the yummy goodness is locked inside, and you're ready to roll a wrap.
  5. Get rolling! As you go, use your fingers to tuck and press the filling inside to keep everything in tight.
  6. (Optional) Close the seem by searing it in the skillet with some butter.
  7. Top your burrito with extra cheese, chili, or add fresh salsa for extra flavor.

What kind of tortilla is best?

By now, you've noticed there are a TON of different tortillas out there. Flour tortillas are your best bet when you're learning how to make a burrito wrap.

Flour tortillas are the most pliable and are the easiest to manage in all the rolling, folding, and tucking. They're also less likely to crack or break throughout the process.

Corn tortillas are a little more challenging to use, but you can use them in a pinch. You'll have to make sure it stays moist, or it will become too brittle to roll.

Extra tips and tricks

We've asked the experts for some tips when learning how to fold a tortilla.

  • Make sure your tortilla remains warm and moist. Microwave your tortillas under a damp towel for about 15 seconds or in a skillet over low heat to ensure the tortilla remains pliable and not brittle.
  • Don't try to overstuff your tortilla. Your burrito won't close if you put too much filling on it.
  • Make your fillings all about the same size. Tiny pieces of meat and big chunks of veggies will make it harder to roll up and eat. Stick with consistency.
  • If your folds aren't tight enough, the contents of your burrito will likely fall out. Don't pull so tight that you rip the tortilla, but not too loose. You need everything to stay in place.
  • If you have the patience, let the burrito sit for just a minute or two once you've finished rolling it up. This allows the tortilla to mold to the fillings.
  • Wrap your burrito in foil if you need some extra support to keep it all contained.

Don't stress it if you don't master how to properly fold a burrito on the first try! Practice makes perfect. Besides, there's absolutely nothing wrong with stuffing your face with burritos just to make sure you get it right...

Types of burritos

Don't get stuck in a rut with the same old plain burrito. Once you learn how, folding burritos will be one of your favorite skills to show off. With burritos being so customizable, you will be wowing friends and family in no time with these endless possibilities!

Make breakfast burritos with eggs, sausage, cheese, and bell pepper to change it up. This is also a much cheaper option than swinging by your local fast-food chain to pick up breakfast every morning.

Spice your burritos up with jalapenos, add a little crunch with some bacon, or freshen it up with guacamole and lime.

Folding Burritos Takeaway

If you follow the advice in this blog post, the next time you serve up some tasty burritos at a get-together, your friends and family will all be asking you for the secret to successful burrito folding!

If you really want to wow everyone, try making your own tortillas using the tips in this blog post: How To Use a Tortilla Press: EVERYTHING You Need to know!

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