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How To Reheat Taco Bell Burrito

How To Reheat Taco Bell Burrito in 5 Ways (Updated)

Last Updated on June 16, 2024 by Shari Mason

Taco Bell, that cool fast food spot famous for its Mexican-inspired dishes, is well-loved for their burritos. Got some leftover Taco Bell burritos and wondering how to warm them up for round two? Here are **some tips** to make them taste just as awesome as the first time!

We’ll explore the best ways on how to reheat your Taco Bell burrito, whether you prefer the oven, microwave, or stovetop. With these simple tips, you can enjoy a piping hot, fresh-tasting burrito in just a few minutes.

5 Ways To Reheat A Taco Bell Burrito

1. Microwave

Close Up Shot of Burrito

Reheating a Taco Bell burrito in the microwave is the quickest and easiest method. To do this, start by wrapping the burrito in a damp paper towel or a moist paper towel. 

Then, microwave the burrito on high for 30 seconds. Check to see if it’s hot enough, and if not, continue microwaving in 15-second increments until it’s heated through. Be careful not to overheat the burrito [1], making it dry and tough. 

If your burrito is too dry after microwaving, add some water to a microwave-safe dish, place it on top, and cover it with a damp paper towel before microwaving to add moisture. 

This method lets you enjoy a warm and tasty Taco Bell burrito in just a few minutes.

Read: How Long Is A Burrito Good For In The Fridge?

2. Oven

Reheating a Taco Bell burrito in the oven is an excellent option if you prefer a crispy burrito. To begin, preheat your oven to 350°F. 

Wrap the burrito in foil to prevent it from drying out, and place it on a baking sheet. Bake the burrito for 10-15 minutes or until it is heated. If you prefer a crispy burrito, unwrap the foil and bake it for 2-3 minutes. 

Be careful not to overcook the burrito, as this can cause it to become dry and tough.

3. Stovetop

If you want a crispy and evenly heated Taco Bell burrito, reheating it on the stovetop is a great option. 

To begin, heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place the burrito in the skillet and cook it for 2-3 minutes on each side or until it’s heated and crispy. 

If you want extra crispiness, you can add a bit of oil or butter [2] to the skillet before cooking. Watch the burrito to prevent it from burning or becoming too dry. 

4. Sous Vide

Hand Holding Burrito

Sous vide is a relatively new cooking method that involves vacuum-sealing food in a plastic bag and cooking it in a water bath at a precise temperature. 

While it takes longer than other methods, reheating a Taco Bell burrito using sous vide can result in a perfectly heated and evenly cooked burrito without any dryness or fogginess. 

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First, vacuum-seal the burrito in a plastic bag and cook it in sous vide water bath at 155°F for 45 minutes. Once cooked, sear the burrito in a skillet for 1-2 minutes on each side to get a crispy exterior. 

While this method may take longer than others, the result is a perfectly heated burrito with a crispy exterior that tastes just as good as it did when you first got it.

5. Grill

Grilling a Taco Bell burrito is an excellent option if you have a grill or griddle. To begin, preheat your grill or griddle to medium heat. Place the burrito directly on the grill or griddle and cook it for 2-3 minutes on each side or until it’s heated and crispy. 

Be careful not to overcook the burrito, as this can cause it to become dry and tough. With this method, you can enjoy a delicious and smoky Taco Bell burrito with a crisp exterior and a warm and flavorful filling. 

FAQs

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If the burrito is stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container or wrapped in foil or plastic wrap, it can last for up to four days. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eHowever, if the burrito is left at room temperature for more than two hours, it should be discarded to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.

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It is not recommended to microwave a Taco Bell burrito in its original wrapper, as the wrapper may contain metal or other materials that are not microwave-safe. It’s best to remove the burrito from its wrapper and place it on a microwave-safe plate before reheating it in the microwave.

Final Thoughts

Reheating a Taco Bell burrito is a simple and easy way to enjoy leftover food. 

Whether you prefer to use the microwave, oven, stovetop, air fryer, toaster oven, sous vide, or grill, there are several methods to reheat your burrito to perfection. 

By following these simple tips, you can avoid ending up with a dry, tough, or soggy burrito and enjoy a warm and flavorful meal instead. 

Remember to store your burrito properly, refrigerate it promptly, and use it within four days for maximum freshness. 

References:

  1. https://www.delish.com/cooking/g2154/burrito-recipes/
  2. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/glossary/butter-glossary
Shari Mason

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