How to Make Burritos

Now you can run a burrito-making assembly line just like the pros

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This burrito will put Chipotle to shame.

Want to create that Chipotle-like assembly line in your own kitchen so you can whip up burritos for the whole family? No problem. All you need is a carefully laid out mise en place (arranged tools and ingredients) and your burrito essentials: rice, beans, meat, guacamole, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and of course, flour tortillas.

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Steam the Tortillas

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These are flour tortillas.

Quickly steam the tortillas in the microwave by wrapping them in damp paper towels and heating for about 20 seconds. This makes the tortillas soft and pliable so they are easier to roll.

Add Your Filling

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These are burrito fillings.

Start with the rice (about 1/4 cup) and beans (1/4 cup). Then, choose between grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, or the more traditional carne asada. Finally, add your guacamole, salsa, cheese, and hot sauce, as well as any other garnishes, like cilantro.

Rolling the Burrito

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This is a rolled burrito.

This is arguably the most challenging part of the burrito-making process; your burrito needs to be filled, but not too full. To check, make sure you can fold the burrito in half with the contents inside and that the ends meet with room to spare. Follow our burrito-rolling guide or these simple steps.

Pull the left and right flaps of the burrito over the contents toward the center, being careful not to rip the tortilla. Next, tuck the top piece of the tortilla over and under the contents of the burrito using both hands. Then, roll the burrito away from your body into its characteristic cylindrical shape. Finally, wrap the burrito in tin foil to secure it.

Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos