Often, I get too excited and buy a surplus of burritos. The leftover burritos are not a problem because my family would happily devour burritos even the next day. The real trouble starts when I have to reheat them.
A soggy tortilla with unevenly heated ingredients is my worst nightmare!
But, finally, I have found a solution: an air fryer. Tada! Now, reheating leftover food has become a hassle-free task.
Since I have started reheating burritos in an air fryer, we always buy extra and store them for midnight cravings or sudden guests.
Let me tell you how to reheat burritos in an air fryer and make them edible, fresh, and tasty again.
Reheating Burritos in an Air Fryer:
Do you know why I love warming up my burritos in an air fryer rather than oven or stovetop? Because the air fryer heats the burritos inside out without making them soggy and tasteless.
Moreover, reheating burritos in an air fryer saves time and makes cleaning easier. In addition, if you like your burritos crispier, the air fryer is the way to go.
For warming up your burrito in an air fryer, you will need the following ingredients:
- An air fryer
- Leftover burrito
- Oil to Spray
Preheating: Preheat the air fryer to 330 degrees Fahrenheit.
Unwrapping: Unwrap your burrito if it’s wrapped in tin foil before putting it in the air fryer.
Spraying: Spray the olive or avocado oil on all of the burrito’s surfaces after placing it in the air fryer basket to make it crisper after reheating.
Removing: Use tongs to remove your burrito from the air fryer after 15 minutes or until the surface turns golden brown.
A Quick Suggestion: You may need to flip the burritos halfway through heating with the help of tongs to ensure proper cooking.
See how easy it was to reheat your leftover burrito in an air fryer. If you still have some queries in mind, I hope the following answers will be helpful for you.
How Long Does It Take to Reheat A Burrito in An Air Fryer?
The heating time may differ depending on the appliance’s power and the burrito’s size. Usually, it takes 15 minutes at 330°F for regular size and 12 minutes at 400°F for large size burrito. Small burritos may take less time to fry, while larger burritos may take longer.
How to Store Leftover Burrito?
Burritos have many different ingredients such as meat, veggies, cheese, etc. Most of these ingredients lose their taste and nutrients if kept for long.
Therefore, it is better to consume your burrito within a day. Still, if you want to store it, wrap your burrito in aluminum foil, place it in a plastic baggie, and refrigerate it to store it properly.
Remember to keep it away from catching moisture; otherwise, it will become soggy and tasteless. Also, finish a burrito with cooked meat within a day or 2; otherwise, it will catch unsafe bacteria.
What to Serve with Burritos?
Burritos are power-packed with ingredients. They are heavy on the stomach; therefore, we suggest pairing them with something. You can opt for salads, soups, nachos, beans, or Mexican rice.
Enchilada or Tomato Salsa, Mexican Crema, or guacamole are recommended toppings to serve with burritos.
Can You Reheat a Burrito with Guacamole in an Air Fryer?
Heating a burrito with any wet ingredient will destroy its taste and texture. It is better to remove the guacamole before reheating. This will save you from a soggy and lumpy burrito. Add the guacamole before serving.
How to Reheat Burrito in Air Fryer
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- 2 leftover burritos
- Grease the Air Fryer Basket with cooking spray and then slide inside.
- Adjust the temperature of Air Fryer to 325 °F to preheat for 5 minutes.
- Spray the burritos with cooking spray evenly.
- After preheating, arrange the burritos into the greased Air Fryer Basket in a single layer.
- Slide the basket into Air Fryer and set the time for 6-7 minutes.
- After 5 minutes of cooking, flip the burritos.
- After cooking time is finished, remove the burritos from Air Fryer and serve.