Burrito is arguably the best food created by humans. One crunchy bite will introduce your taste buds to a variety of fantastic flavors that your tongue and stomach will forever be thankful for. A great thing about this Mexican dish is the fact that its leftovers can be stored to be eaten at a later date. There is nothing wrong with that as long you know how to reheat a burrito properly. However, most people do not know how to reheat a burrito.
In this article, you will learn the fine art of reheating a burrito properly, i.e., so it does not come out a soft and soggy mess.
The great thing about a burrito is that you can put just about anything in it. Rice, beans, cheese, sour sauce, chicken- the list keeps going on and on.
Before we go on with the tutorial, let us take a look at a few of the several types of burritos.
Using an oven toaster is perhaps the best way to reheat a burrito. Not only is it fast and convenient, but you will also be able to determine how much crunch you want on your tortilla. The Chipotle burrito and the Taco Bell variant are best reheated using this method.
Additional note: If you want your burrito to be extra crispy, take the burrito out of the oven after 8 minutes. Peel off the foil. Then let the oven toast it for another 2 to 3 minutes.
If you are an impatient person like me, the idea of using a grill to reheat a burrito may not sit too well with you. Nobody wants to go through the trouble of setting up a grill for the sole purpose of reheating a burrito. But let me tell you this, Grilled Burritos are worth the stress (There is a reason why it is a Taco Bell bestseller!). There is a faster alternative using a nonstick skillet or a griddle. The Taco Bell Burrito is best reheated using this method.
Grilling using an outdoor grill
Note that this method will take a lot of time. I won’t recommend it if you are looking to fix something up to eat quickly.
Grilling using a griddle or a skillet
This takes less time than using an actual grill. You will need some vegetable oil for this to work.
If you do not know how to reheat a burrito using a microwave, we all know how it will turn out. Most people shy away from this option because the tortillas turn soft and soggy. I do not know if there is anyone in the world who loves there burrito like that. Nonetheless, there is a correct way of reheating a burrito using a microwave. I will show you how, in the next section of the tutorial.
This method is for the perfectionists who are willing to use more effort and exert more stress to achieve the perfect burrito. It will take your time, but it is worth the hassle. For this to come out, ideally, you have to follow these steps carefully.
Doing this can be quite tricky. If you reheat a burrito with wet fillings poorly, you will come out with a soggy, unflattering result. There are two ways you can do it. The first is to scoop out all the wet fillings in the burrito before heating it. Then, add it after. The other option is to reheat a burrito with the wet fillings in an oven.
There are two things to take note of when reheating a burrito with wet fillings.
I hope you enjoyed reading the tutorial. Always remember if you are not a patient person, using a grill or an oven toaster and stovetop pan may not be for you. The microwave is a much faster option. However, if you want to use the microwave, follow the steps mentioned in this tutorial like your taste buds depend on it (they do). I will love to see what you think in the comment section below. Also, if you liked it, please share it with your friends. They could also use some help when they need to reheat a burrito.