What To Put in A Burrito

Burritos Unwrapped: What to Put in a Burrito

Burritos are a delicious meal any time of day. All those Mexican-inspired flavors and melty cheese wrapped in a warm, soft tortilla — we’re drooling just thinking about it! And one of the best things about burritos is that they’re totally customizable.

You can put in as many or as few ingredients and flavors as you’d like into a burrito, but how do you know which ones to choose? Here are 11 delicious basic burrito ingredients to help you feel inspired.

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1. Rice

What goes in a burrito? The most filling burritos start with a foundation of fluffy, warm rice. But do you know what rice to put in burritos? Two common choices are white or brown rice. If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can turn either of these into a tangy cilantro lime rice.

Make sure you use long-grain rice to prevent the rice from sticking or clumping together.

2. Beans

After your rice, consider adding some beans, typically pinto or black. Pinto beans tend to be softer with a mild taste, while black beans are usually firmer with a sweeter taste. Whichever bean you choose is completely up to your preference!

3. Fajita Veggies

Fajita veggies are typically seasoned bell peppers and onions cooked on high heat until tender and charred. Adding them to your burrito is an easy and flavorful way to get some more vegetables into your diet.

4. Guacamole

Wondering what to put in vegetarian burritos? Along with all the above ingredients, you can add some guac! The creaminess of the guac will help add to the texture profile of your burrito, and it’s a tasty way to add another fruit (Yes, avocados are a fruit!) to your day.

5. Seasoned Meat

For non-vegetarian burrito lovers, seasoned meat is a must-have ingredient. Some common, delicious burrito meats include:

● Barbacoa (beef)
● Carnitas (pork)
● Chicken
● Steak
● Ground Beef

You can often find premade barbacoa and carnitas at your local grocery store. If you want to use chicken, beef, or steak, cook it with some taco seasoning for plenty of flavor.

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6. Shredded Cheese

No burrito is complete without gooey, melty cheese in the middle. Add some shredded cheese to your burrito — classic cheddar, Mexican blend, and creamy Monterey Jack are all great options.

7. Shredded Lettuce

Lettuce is a simple burrito ingredient, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. A handful of shredded lettuce can add a nice, refreshing crunch to any burrito.

8. Sour Cream

Quesadillas, tacos, and burritos are never complete without a hearty dollop of sour cream. The cool, creamy topping adds a nice variation to the warmth and spice of your burrito.

9. Salsa/Pico

Salsa is another cool ingredient that can balance the warmth of the rice, beans, and meat. However, it can increase the spice level of your burrito if you want. For fans of mild heat, consider a pico de gallo or corn salsa. If you want to bring the heat, consider a chipotle- or habanero-based salsa

10. Queso

Queso pairs perfectly with chips, but it’s also a fantastic addition to any burrito. You can add all the creamy, cheesy goodness to the inside or — if you aren’t afraid of a little mess — smother your tasty burrito in it

11. Tortilla

You need something to hold all those delicious burrito toppings, which is where the tortilla comes in. Flour tortillas work best for burritos. Quickly heat yours in a large skillet so it’s easier to wrap your burrito.

Not feeling a tortilla? Skip it and create a burrito bowl instead! Just throw all your favorite burrito ingredients into a dish and eat it with a fork or spoon.

Let Burrachos Take Care of Dinner Tonight

Making burritos at home may seem easy — until you realize you have to cook the rice, cook the meat, chop up the vegetables, perfect your burrito rolling technique, and more. At Burrachos, we make burrito night a breeze. Build your own burrito with your choice of delicious protein, fillings, and toppings, or try our signature Burracho that combines the best parts of a burrito and nachos. Order online for pick up or delivery today!