How to build and roll the perfect burrito


Burritos are delectable - but can be a sloppy mess. But this 4-minute video from The Daily Meal takes you by the hand and shows you how to build the perfect burrito - one that doesn't get soggy or fall apart. There are several keys:

  • The order of ingredients is truly important - beans, rice, shredded cheese, meat/vegetable, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, hot sauce.
  • The ratio of ingredients is key, especially rice to bean - about even. And not too much guacamole.
  • The desired shape is a rectangular, elongated form.
  • Rolling is a four-step process: in with the sides, over the top using your fingers to insure coverage, corners in, and tucked under itself (not really a roll) - and take your time.

Now this is an art form everyone should - and can - learn.

Photo courtesy of The Daily Meal



  • susan g  on  5/21/2013 at 9:17 PM

    Now can I eat a burrito I've made without a big mess? I'll practice, I promise!

  • macaroni  on  7/10/2013 at 8:12 PM

    only 10 inch tortillas at the store :(

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