The Simple Trick For Sealing The End Of A Burrito

For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, a burrito is always sure to satisfy. And while there's nothing wrong with picking up this convenient classic from your favorite fast food joint, there's something special about making one yourself. Maybe it's that you can put as much filling as you want without having to tell someone across a counter to add more of your preferred protein. Of course, you don't want all of your fillings to fall out of the bottom of your burrito as soon as you take a bite, so if you're going to be wrapping your burrito, you should also know how to seal the ends.

Once you've folded up your burrito, there's a quick trick you can use to ensure all your hard work doesn't go to waste and your snack stays intact. Simply put a little bit of guacamole along the edges of your burrito and press them down to seal everything in place. You'll want to use enough to get the job done, but not so much that it gets everywhere and makes an even bigger mess. For this hack, you can use guacamole or any other thick paste or sauce that you would already be putting in your burritos, such as refried beans, chipotle mayo, or sour cream.

The best way to wrap and seal your burrito

Folding a burrito just takes a bit of finesse. Start with a warm tortilla, as it can be manipulated easier without tearing. Place your favorite toppings that have been seasoned to the fullest in a sort of rectangle shape in the middle of your tortilla, being careful not to add too much. Tuck the two sides near the short end of your filling rectangle to create the ends of your burrito, then use your thumbs to pick up the bottom part of the tortilla. Pinch everything together, try to cover your fillings with the bottom section, and then start rolling. You're going for a tight roll to keep everything together, but not so tight that your burrito is close to bursting.

When you're done, add some guacamole, refried beans, or whatever sealing sauce you're using to the seams to keep everything into place. It might take a few tries to get the technique right, but that just means more burritos. Using sauce or condiments to seal your burritos is a great trick when it comes to keeping things neat, along with these other tips that will up your burrito game. So, the next time you're craving Tex-Mex, skip Taco Bell and try rolling up some 'ritos for yourself. With a little practice and some guacamole on hand, you'll be rolling like the pros in no time.