How to Fold a Burrito Like Chipotle

By Kristie Brown

For centuries, the tortilla was used in Mexico as a delivery system for food. Today, it's a staple in many American kitchens. The Chipotle chain of Mexican grills is known for their commitment to sustainability, naturally raised animals and huge burritos. Customers choose from a variety of ingredients that fill large tortillas, which are then wrapped to keep all the delicious goodness inside the burrito. With a couple of flicks of the wrist, you can wrap a burrito just as efficiently at home.

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In Spanish, burrito means "little donkey."

Step 1

Dampen two paper towels.

Step 2

Place a tortilla on one wet towel and cover it with the other towel.

Step 3

Microwave the tortilla for approximately 30 to 40 seconds or until it is soft and pliable, being careful not to overheat or it will harden.

Step 4

Lay the warm tortilla flat on a plate.

Step 5

Spoon your choice of fillings onto the tortilla, ensuring that you leave about a 2 -inch margin around the tortilla.

Step 6

Fold the left half of the tortilla over to the right so that it completely covers the food.

Step 7

Fold the bottom of the tortilla up toward the middle about 2 inches.

Step 8

Fold the top of the tortilla about 2 inches down toward the middle.

Step 9

Rotate the tortilla so that the length of the folded side is toward you and roll the burrito away from you until it's completely folded.