How To Reheat A Burrito Without a Microwave [3 Different Methods]

I absolutely love going out to Mexican restaurants and ordering a giant burrito. It is one of my all-time favorite foods, but unfortunately, sometimes they are so big, I have to take leftovers. Over the last few weeks, I have been experimenting on how to reheat a burrito without it turning mushy. 

How can you reheat a burrito and save the crunch? 

The best way to reheat your burrito (either frozen, leftover, or from a restaurant) is to use your oven, a skillet, or an air fryer. These non-microwave methods will yield the best flavor and texture results! 

If you can easily open up your burrito, I suggest taking out all the cold ingredients — like guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. I always order these on the side, just in case I need to take home leftovers. This makes it much easier to reheat your burrito in the future. 

Speaking of taking home leftovers, have you ever wondered Why Does Food Taste Better When Someone Else Makes It?


The Ultimate Way To Reheat A Burrito In The Oven

You may think that sticking your burrito in the microwave is the best way to reheat a burrito. However, this way will leave the tortilla soggy or dry it out completely. While it might be the quickest way to reheat a burrito, it is not optimal

How should you reheat your burrito?

First up — the oven method!

What you need:


Here is How to Reheat a Burrito Using the Oven:

  1. You need to set your oven to 350 degrees and let it fully heat up. 
  2. While it’s preheating, you can take your burrito and wrap it in aluminum foil. 
  3. Once the oven is at temperature, and your burrito is fully covered, you can place it on the pan and stick it in the oven. 
  4. You may need to wait anywhere between 15-30 minutes. If you can, take a thermometer and ensure it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 
Reheating your yummy burrito has never been easier

If you don’t have an oven check out this toaster oven for your countertop.


How To Reheat A Burrito In An Air Fryer

My air fryer is my baby; I have made absolutely everything in it. If you have one of these beauties, you should definitely try to reheat your burrito this way. 

Here is what you will need:


The Best Way to Air Fry Your Burrito is:

  1. Unwrap it, take out all the sauces, rewrap it, and stick it in the air fryer. 
  2. You will want to set your air fryer temperature to 325 degrees.
  3. Heat for six minutes on one side. 
  4. Then take it out, use the tongs to flip it over on the other side, and heat it for another six minutes. 

You will notice the shell turning a slight golden brown color. If you notice it is still cold in the middle, you can heat it up for another five minutes once you open up your burrito. The air fryer is one of the best ways to keep the tortilla firm, not soggy, and add a little bit of fresh crunch to the top. 

Sometimes, I will even add a layer of cheese to melt over my leftover burrito. 


How To Reheat A Burrito With A Skillet

If you have time, a great way to reheat a burrito is by using a skillet. You don’t need any other tools for this version of warming up your burrito, just a good way to flip it.

Skillets and tongs hanging on a wall


Directions for Reheating a Burrito With a Skillet:

  1. Warm up your pan over medium heat 
  2. Toss your burrito in. 
  3. After two and a half minutes on one side, flip it over. 
  4. It should be nice and hot after five or six minutes. 

This is a great way to ensure that it does not get soggy. 

You know what other leftovers can be ruined when they turn soggy? Nachos! Check out our article: How To Reheat Nachos Quickly With No Hassle!


In Conclusion

Burritos are the ultimate comfort food but have never been the ultimate leftover dish. 

Now, you can change the way you think and feel about reheating your burrito. It can sometimes even be better than the first time. You can add extra cheese to melt over the top and preserve the tortilla without it getting soggy.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Can You Reheat a Burrito With Guacamole? 

To reheat your burrito, it is best to do it without the wet ingredients. If you can, take the guacamole out before reheating it. This will give you the best overall flavor and an expected outcome. 

You can always add new guacamole after reheating.


How Should I Store My Burrito? 

When you eat out, you will notice they give you a cardboard box to keep your leftover burrito. This is not the best way to store it. 

To store your burrito correctly, wrap it in tin foil, and put it in a ziplock baggie when you get home. This will protect it from getting soggy from too much moisture.


How Long Does a Leftover Burrito Last? 

If you keep your leftover burrito in the fridge, it will last two to three days (if stored correctly). We would not recommend saving it in the freezer. 

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