The Absolute Best Way To Heat Burritos

Even on the worst days, happiness can always be found in a burrito. In fact, there's a reason there's a version of this dish available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether you are hitting the local food truck or washing one down with a margarita at a restaurant, burritos are pure and utter deliciousness. There are also infinite ways to customize this versatile dish. From ginger sushi burritos and California breakfast burritos to plain and simple creations to unique, over-the-top burritos, the world is your oyster in the world of burritos. Not to mention, this portable snack can be tucked into a backpack or purse and eaten on the go (make sure to pack some napkins though).

One of the best parts about burritos? They always manage to fill you up. Because most burritos are chock full of toppings, the average burrito is about 1,000 calories, as noted by Insider. That means it's easy to make one burrito last for multiple meals. While the deliciousness of burritos can easily carry over to the next day, burritos just don't taste the same after a night in the refrigerator. If you are looking to recreate the magical experience of eating a fresh burrito, there's only one question that needs to be answered: What is the best way to reheat this Mexican dish?

Reheating your burrito in the oven is worth the extra effort

When you take your burrito out of the refrigerator, your first instinct may be to stick it straight in the microwave. Fight that urge. While reheating a burrito in the microwave might be the quickest and easiest solution, it will not produce the best results, as noted by The Tasty Tip. When it comes to heating up your burrito, your oven should become your new best friend. Using an oven is the best way to ensure that your burrito comes out hot and crispy (because nobody likes a soggy burrito).

Start by preheating your oven to 350 F (via Bon Appétit). Then, loosely wrap your burrito in aluminum foil and stick it on a baking tray. If you have any guacamole, sour cream, or lettuce already in your burrito, try to remove these ingredients prior to heating for best results. After about 30 minutes in the oven, your burrito should be ready for devouring. If you want to get super scientific about it, whip out your meat thermometer. According to First for Women, your burrito is ready when the thermometer reads 165 F. While this reheating tactic may take a little more time and effort, it'll all be worth it when you take that first bite of leftover burrito.