How to Fold a Burrito: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hello Challenger, welcome to our tutorial on how to fold a burrito like a pro! If you’re a Mexican food lover, you know that a well-folded burrito is essential to enjoying the perfect bite. Unfortunately, for many of us, this can be a frustrating task, and the filling often falls out, leaving us with a leaky mess. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! Our simple and easy-to-follow guide will teach you how to fold a burrito like a pro in no time.


Burritos are a popular Mexican dish that originated in the northern part of Mexico. They consist of a tortilla filled with various ingredients such as meat, beans, cheese, and vegetables. The burrito is then folded into a cylindrical shape, ensuring that the filling stays intact. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the art of folding the perfect burrito, ensuring that no filling spills out.

Before we dive into the details, make sure you have all your ingredients and tortilla prepped and ready to go. You can use any filling of your choice; however, we recommend using our classic beef and bean filling recipe, which we will share at the end of this article.

What You’ll Need:

Item Quantity
Tortilla 1
Filling As required
Cheese As required
Guacamole As required
Sour Cream As required
Salsa As required

Now that you have everything you need let’s get started with our step-by-step guide on how to fold a burrito.

How to Fold a Burrito – Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1 – Prepare Your Tortilla

Ensure that your tortilla is warm and pliable. This can be achieved by heating it up in the microwave or oven for a few seconds. Place it on a clean, flat surface, and make sure the filling is placed near the center of the tortilla.

Step 2 – Fold in the Sides

Take one side of the tortilla and fold it towards the center, ensuring that the filling remains in place. Repeat this step with the other side, so that both sides overlap. You should be left with a rectangular shape at this point.

Step 3 – Fold in the Bottom

Take the bottom of the tortilla and fold it upwards, over the filling, until you reach the center of the tortilla. Be sure to tuck in the filling as you go along, creating a tight bundle.

Step 4 – Roll Upward

Now that the bottom is folded, start rolling the burrito upwards, making sure that you keep the filling tight and compact. Continue to roll until you reach the end of the tortilla, and the burrito is fully enclosed.

Step 5 – Secure the End

The final step is to tuck the end of the tortilla underneath the burrito, ensuring that everything is held in place. Congratulations, you’ve just folded the perfect burrito!


Q1. How do you know if the tortilla is warm enough?

You can check if the tortilla is warm by touching it with your fingers. If it feels warm and pliable, it is ready to use.

Q2. Can I use a cold tortilla?

We recommend using a warm and pliable tortilla for easier folding. However, you can use a cold tortilla and warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds before folding.

Q3. What size tortilla should I use?

The size of the tortilla depends on your preference. For a regular size burrito, we recommend using a 10-inch tortilla.

Q4. Can I use different types of fillings?

Yes, absolutely! You can use any filling of your choice, from classic beans and rice to chicken or fish. Just be sure to keep the filling compact and not overfill, as this can make the folding process more challenging.

Q5. Can I freeze a burrito?

Yes, you can freeze your burrito for later consumption. Wrap it in foil and place it in an airtight container before storing it in the freezer.

Q6. Can I get creative with my folding technique?

Definitely! Get creative with your folding technique and experiment with different shapes and folding styles. Just be sure to keep the filling intact.

Q7. How can I avoid overstuffing my burrito?

To avoid overstuffing your burrito, be sure to portion your fillings appropriately, so they fit comfortably inside the tortilla. This way, the tortilla will be easier to fold, and the filling won’t fall out.


Now that you know how to fold a burrito, you can impress your friends and family with your newfound skill. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t be discouraged if it takes a few tries to master the technique. Experiment with different fillings and folding techniques, and most of all, enjoy your delicious and perfectly folded burrito.

Thank you for reading our tutorial on how to fold a burrito like a pro. Try out our classic beef and bean filling recipe below and let us know how it turns out. We wish you happy folding!

Classic Beef and Bean Filling Recipe

What You’ll Need:

Item Quantity
Ground Beef 1 pound
Onion, Diced 1
Cumin Powder 1 tbsp
Chilli Powder 1 tbsp
Salt To taste
Refried Beans 1 can
Cheese, Shredded 1 cup


  1. In a skillet, brown the ground beef until cooked through. Drain the excess fat.
  2. Add the onion, cumin powder, chili powder, and salt to the skillet. Stir to combine.
  3. Stir in the refried beans and heat through until everything is well combined.
  4. Remove from heat and sprinkle with shredded cheese over the top of the mixture.
  5. Your filling is now ready to be used in your burrito! Enjoy!

Closing Statement with Disclaimer

Thank you for choosing to read our article on how to fold a burrito. We hope it was informative and helpful. Please keep in mind that the tips and techniques outlined in this article are for educational purposes only. We hold no responsibility for injuries or damages caused while attempting to fold a burrito. Always follow safety guidelines and take precautions when handling food items.