Who doesn’t love a burrito? But do you know how to reheat a burrito?
Burritos are amazing because they essentially are a portable dinner that contains various ingredients wrapped in a tortilla. Another benefit of burritos is that you can find them everywhere.
You can cook them, order them from a restaurant, or even buy them frozen. Of the majority of fast food options, burritos are a menu item that guarantees to get you full.
One of the only dilemmas of enjoying a burrito is what if you get full before you finish it? Oftentimes, you’ll force yourself into a food paralysis trying to finish it before eventually giving up and throwing it away.
What if you could save your burrito and reheat it? It may seem difficult, especially if you’ve eaten a good amount and your shell is hanging on by a thread, but it is possible.
Here are some effective methods to reheat a burrito worth trying.
Hacks to Reheat a Burrito
One of the quickest methods involves using a microwave. Keep in mind, your shell may end up soggy.
To start, place your burrito on a microwave-safe plate. After heating for a minute, let your burrito rest for 30-45 seconds. This allows the heat to be evenly distributed.
Repeat this process until your burrito is fully heated. Be sure to remove any wrapping that can melt or explode in the microwave like plastic or aluminum foil.
Another effective reheating method uses a conventional oven. An oven allows you to heat your burrito in foil without worrying if the ingredients will fall out, cooks evenly, and crisps the tortilla similar to a restaurant’s tortilla press. After about 20 minutes at 350 degrees, take your burrito out, make sure it’s warm enough, and enjoy.
What about the burrito that you’ve unevenly bitten that is bursting at the seams? If you have another tortilla on hand, you have two options.
Option number one involves wrapping the broken burrito in your new shell and reheating. Essentially, this makes a full burrito that won’t fall apart when you reheat it. The only drawback is if you don’t like extra breading, this option may disappoint you.
Instead of using your spare tortilla to wrap around the broken burrito, you can scrape the filling into the new shell.
If your sauce soaked into the original shell, you can add additional hot sauce or liquid so your burrito isn’t too dry after reheating it. After swapping out your shell, you can heat your burrito in the oven or microwave and enjoy.
If you don’t have an additional shell and your original shell is broken, you can make the best of your situation and enjoy a deconstructed burrito, also known as a burrito bowl.
To make a deconstructed burrito, cut the remainder of your burrito open, pour your filling into a bowl and heat it. If you want the rest of the shell, you can heat it in the bowl. Otherwise, throw the shell away.
Burrito bowls are nice because you can add additional toppings, including guacamole, sour cream, or salsa.
You can also either pour your filling on a bed of tortilla chips or use chips as mini scoops. Whichever method you use, remember to remove any wrapping that can burn like foil or plastic.