With a tortilla and a refrigerator of food, you can create any type of burrito you like. From the standard beef and bean burrito to breakfast burritos and classics like the carne asada, you have countless filling options.
If you don't quite know where to start, we've gathered a few examples of the many ways to fill a burrito. Try out these popular recipes and then experiment with your own fillings. If you can dice it or shred it, it can be added to your tortilla. Don't forget the sauces, either. Salsa and hot sauce are classic, but you'll notice our seafood burrito takes a much different approach.
After you've decided what to put in it, you'll want to learn the proper burrito folding technique. There's a process that ensures all of your fillings stay inside, but it's really easy to do.
The Standard Burrito
Despite the great variety of burritos in the world, there is a "standard" that includes a number of basic Mexican ingredients. This is what you might expect were you to order a beef and bean burrito at a restaurant that doesn't define any special ingredients.
For the standard burrito, include seasoned ground beef, refried beans, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, and your favorite chile sauce. Wrap that up in a tortilla and enjoy the classic taste.
Early Morning Burritos
Breakfast burritos are also a hot commodity and once you realize how easy it is, you'll be making these at home all the time. For the average breakfast burrito, include scrambled eggs, cooked and crumbled chorizo, mozzarella or Jack cheese, diced tomatoes, and chile sauce or Tabasco.
You can replace the chorizo with the meat of your choice. Cut up sausage links or patties or something like kielbasa or ham make great alternatives.
Huevos rancheros is a popular variation of the breakfast burrito and it's even easier. For this one, add one fried egg, warmed chunky salsa, and refried beans to the tortilla.
Seafood and Chicken Burritos
Seafood and chicken are excellent protein options and there are many different directions you can take these burritos. Most of the time, you'll find that reducing the hot sauce is a good idea, especially with seafood. However, a little spice is still very good with chicken.
The Cabo San Lucas burrito is a classic seafood burrito. This one combines cooked shrimp or lobster, Jack cheese, coarsely chopped cilantro, and refried beans. The creamy sauce is very interesting, simply mix vinegar and mayonnaise to suit your taste.
The Puebla burrito is a favorite for anyone who prefers chicken. In this burrito, simply combine shredded chicken, mole, and diced onion.
Beef and Pork Burritos
Beef and pork are the most popular meats for burritos and you can create some fantastic combinations using these options. For instance, the burrito Guadalajara uses seasoned ground beef, Spanish rice, Jack or mozzarella cheese, and diced tomatoes.
If you're in the mood for a steak burrito, turn to the iconic carne asada. This burrito features the marinated grilled steak known as carne asada with black beans, cilantro, and diced onion.
For a pork burrito, you'll definitely want to try the Acapulco. This one gives you the choice of carnitas or shredded pork, both of which are easy to make and can be stored for future burritos. To go along with the meat, simply add diced green chiles, shredded Jack or mozzarella cheese, and Spanish rice.
When creating vegetarian burritos, you have many choices for the protein. A classic veggie burrito would include refried pinto beans, red chile sauce, and shredded cheese. Many people like to combine beans with rice and you can add tomatoes, cilantro, or any of your other favorite vegetables and herbs.