August 5, 2020

If you’re wondering how to reheat a burrito so that it tastes as divine as a freshly prepared burrito, then you’ve come to the right place!   

A burrito is hands down one of the most delectable dishes in Mexican cuisine. 

It’s a weekend favorite in my household. After all, it has a lot of things going for it including the soft and comforting tortilla, the spicy beef and beans, the tangy salsa and sour cream, and the divine cheese! 

Furthermore, you can experiment with this dish and put your own fillings in it so that it tastes amazing.  

With that said, reheating a burrito can be a bit tricky and can go either way; you can end up with a super soft tortilla and delicious fillings or a soggy unappetizing mess! 

This is why you need to know how to reheat burritos the right way so that you end up with perfectly reheated burritos every single time.

So, let’s begin!

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Can You Reheat Burritos?

Yes, you can absolutely reheat your leftover burritos the next day! In fact, the different blend of flavors in a burrito will marinate in the fridge and transform your burrito into a delicious, flavorful delight. 

With that said, it can be a bit tricky to heat up a burrito that was stored overnight in the fridge. This is because if you don’t know how to reheat it properly, you’ll end up with a soggy burrito. 

However, if you do it right, then your leftover burrito will have the perfectly firm yet soft tortilla that’s easy to bite into.

How Do You Keep a Burrito from Getting Soggy?

So, how do you keep your leftover burritos from turning into a soggy mess after reheating them? 

After all, no one wants to have a soggy burrito with a mushy tortilla! 

Here are some simple tips to help ensure that your burritos remain soft yet firm and delicious upon reheating: 

  • If you are about to store leftover homemade burritos in your fridge, then make sure that the filling is room temperature before adding it in your tortilla and rolling your burrito.
  • Roll the burritos as tightly as possible to keep the moisture at bay. 
  • Wrap the burritos in a sheet of aluminum foil and then put them in a plastic wrap.
  • Reheat the burritos in a conventional or toaster oven to get that crispy tortilla.

Continue reading to find out how to reheat a burrito in 3 different ways!

How to Reheat a Burrito With Sour Cream 

I love to pour a generous helping of sour cream on my burritos. However, reheating a burrito with a wet filling and topping can prove to be a bit of a challenge if you don’t do it the right way. 

If you have leftover burritos with sour cream in it, then you can reheat them in two ways; either reheat the burrito with all the fillings in it or scoop out the sour cream and add it in later. 

If scooping out the cream is not an option, then you can add some extra cream after reheating the burrito.

Here’s how you can reheat a burrito with sour cream in it: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.  
  2. Take the leftover burritos out of the fridge and use aluminum foil to loosely wrap them.
  3. Put the wrapped burritos in your oven for around 30 minutes.
  4. Take the hot burritos out of the oven using a pair of oven mitts.
  5. Use a meat thermometer to make sure that the heated burritos are heated all the way through. The internal temperature of the burritos should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  6. Unwrap the foil and pour some more sour cream over it. 

Can you reheat a burrito with guacamole?

Yes, you can reheat a burrito with guacamole. The good news is that in traditional Mexican cuisine, guacamole is often served warm. So when reheating a burrito that contains guacamole you have two choices.

  1. You can scoop out the guacamole from the burrito and set it aside. Then reheat the burrito in your preferred method.

  2. Reheat the burrito with the guacamole inside. 

Either method is perfectly fine. We often reheat our burritos with the guacamole in them. Then as a bonus we will put a dollop of fresh guacamole on top. 

But I just love guac so that is my method.

How to Reheat a Burrito

When it comes to reheating a burrito, you can reheat it in an oven, in a microwave, and on a stovetop. Let’s explore all of these methods one by one. 

Reheating a burrito in the Oven

This is inarguably the best way to heat up a burrito as it ensures that the tortilla remains intact and doesn’t turn into a soggy mess. Here is how you can reheat a burrito in the oven: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Take your burrito out of the fridge and gently wrap it in aluminum foil.
  3. Place the burrito in the preheated oven for around 30 minutes.
  4. Use oven mitts to take the burrito out and enjoy!

Reheating a burrito in the Microwave

If you don’t have a lot of time on your hand and are looking for a quick fix, then reheating the burrito in the microwave is your best bet. Even though the quality of the burrito won’t be as good, it will surely get the job done. So, here’s how to reheat a burrito in a microwave:

  1. Take the burrito out of your fridge, remove the foil, and put it in a microwave-safe platter. 
  2. Sprinkle some water on top of the burrito. This step will ensure that your burrito remains soft on the inside.
  3. Put the platter in your microwave and set the timer for 1 minute.
  4. After a minute, flip the burrito and sprinkle some water on the other side.
  5. Microwave the burrito for another minute. This will ensure that both sides get reheated evenly.
  6. Take the burrito out of the microwave and use a meat thermometer to check its internal temperature. It should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Reheating a burrito on the Stovetop

You can also reheat your burrito on your stovetop. It will result in a delicious burrito with a soft yet firm tortilla.

Here’s how you can reheat a burrito on your stovetop:

  1. Put a small amount of oil in your skillet and preheat it on your stove for about 2 to 3 minutes on medium-low flame.
  2. Take the burrito out of the fridge, unwrap it, and put it in the skillet.
  3. Turn the flame to medium heat and use a spatula to gently press the burrito into the skillet.
  4. Use a lid to cover the skillet and let the burrito reheat for around 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the lid, flip the burrito, and put the lid back on.
  6. Let the burrito heat through for another 5 minutes.
  7. Put the burrito on a plate and enjoy! 

How to Keep the Tortilla Soft When Reheating a Burrito

If you want your burrito to be soft and juicy, then you can microwave it. Make sure to sprinkle some water on both sides of the burrito and flip it over when reheating it in the microwave to ensure the even distribution of heat and moisture. 

This will ensure that your reheated burrito remains soft without turning overly soggy. Alternatively, you can reheat it in the oven as well, but it will take some extra time.

The Bottom Line

I hope you enjoyed reading this guide on how to reheat a burrito and will try all three of the methods that I’ve mentioned above. If you want a burrito with a firm tortilla, then make sure to heat it in your oven. 

For a soft burrito, you can microwave it. To reheat a burrito with sour cream, scoop out the condiment and then reheat the burrito. Devour the leftover burritos within 4 days. 

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How to Reheat a Burrito in 3 Different Ways

How to Reheat a Burrito in 3 Different Ways

How to reheat a burrito.  This is how to reheat it so that the leftover burrito will have the perfectly firm yet soft tortilla that’s easy to bite into. 

Ingredients

  • Leftover burrito
  • Aluminum foil
  • Oven
  • Oven mitts

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Take your burrito out of the fridge and gently wrap it in aluminum foil.
  3. Place the burrito in the preheated oven for around 30 minutes.
  4. Use oven mitts to take the burrito out and enjoy!

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