If you enjoy Mexican food, you’ve probably attempted to recreate one of those big-as-your-head burritos from your favourite taqueria. Many people’s first attempt at making a burrito, however, fails due to lack of tortilla-wrapping skills. No matter if you have all the right ingredients — a burrito that falls apart just doesn’t seem as appetizing. Once you learn the basic steps, you will find it easy to whip up a batch of burritos for your next family dinner.
Warm your tortillas slightly so they become flexible. Do not bake them to crispiness. Heat just enough to make them pliable so they don't break when you roll them or pick them up to eat them.
Clear a work surface in your kitchen. Place a warmed tortilla in front of you. Thinking of the circular tortilla as a clock, spread a rectangle of your fillings from nine o'clock almost all the way across to three o'clock, leaving some space at the edges.
Fold the right-hand side of the tortilla inward toward the filling so that the three o'clock edge is close to the middle of the tortilla.
Fold the bottom flap of the tortilla upward so it covers most of the filling but does not reach the top edge of the tortilla. Only a small portion of the filling on the left-hand side will still be visible at this point.
Fold the upper right corner of the tortilla diagonally inward. This creates a sort of "lock" or safety net against burrito spillage. Then fold the top edge of the tortilla downward. Lift the open portion of the burrito to your mouth and begin eating.