How to Make Your Own Burritos at Home

Hand holding chicken burrito
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If you want to make your own burritos at home, look no further than this DIY Burrito Bar recipe! Perfect for a fun family dinner or a casual gathering with friends, this interactive meal allows everyone to build their own burritos just the way they like them. Here’s how to make them.


  • Flour tortillas (large, burrito-sized)
  • Cooked protein of your choice (such as grilled chicken, seasoned beef, or sautéed shrimp)
  • Beans (black beans, pinto beans, or refried beans)
  • Rice (white or brown rice, seasoned with lime and cilantro)
  • Assorted toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, chopped onions, diced bell peppers, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, hot sauce

Optional extras:

  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Jalapeño slices


  1. Prepare all your ingredients and set them out in separate bowls or plates, creating a DIY burrito bar station where everyone can easily access them. Warm the flour tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave for a few seconds until they are pliable and heated through.
  2. Start assembling your burrito by adding a spoonful of rice to the center of each tortilla, followed by your choice of protein and beans. Next, layer on your desired toppings and extras, being careful not to overfill the burrito.
  3. To wrap the burrito, fold the sides of the tortilla over the filling, then fold the bottom edge up and over the filling, tucking it in tightly. Continue rolling the burrito until it forms a tight cylinder. Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas and fillings, creating a variety of customized burritos to suit everyone’s tastes.
  4. Serve the burritos with extra toppings and sauces on the side, allowing everyone to add their preferred finishing touches. Enjoy your homemade burritos straight away, or wrap them in foil and place them in a warm oven to keep them hot until ready to serve.