When it comes to dishes like burritos, reheating leftovers is frequently a difficult chore. Although most people choose microwaves, what if we told you there was another option? If you learn to reheat Taco Bell burrito in air fryer it will make all the difference. It uniformly heats the inside and produces a wonderfully crunchy outside layer quickly and effectively.
We’ll show you exactly how to reheat your burrito in an air fryer in this article, along with modification advice and side dish suggestions. Improve your reheating skills now!
Why Reheat Taco Bell Burrito in Air Fryer?
Most people think of microwaves when it comes to reheating food like taco bell burritos. But microwaves can turn the tortilla quite soggy, and the inner parts won’t heat up in the same way, due to the
In my opinion, I think the air fryer is the best kitchen appliance to reheat taco bell burritos. The reason is quite simple, which actually perfectly explains why air fryers are worth it.
First of all, they are fast. Most air fryers preheat to 400 degrees in under 3 minutes. When you put in your burritos, they can reheat them in a few minutes too.
Second of all, they will create a very nice crunchy taste for the outer layer. For the inside of the burrito, it will evenly heat up since the hot air blows through the food by force. We all know that horrible feeling with reheated foods when the outer layer is super hot while the inside is still cold as ice. Well, not with the air fryer.
And lastly, air fryers are very energy-efficient compared to a regular oven. Since we want to just reheat one or a few burritos, it makes much more economic sense to use an air fryer for this task.
A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Reheat Taco Bell Burrito in Air Fryer
To reheat a burrito in the air fryer, follow these steps:
- Turn the air fryer to 350 degrees. I wouldn’t advise going above that, as the air fryer is quite a powerful creature, so it might burn the tortilla wrap pretty easily.
- I like to spray the wrap with some oil to give it a better texture and taste. It’s best to use healthy seed oils. Check out our best oils article for more information.
- Put the burrito in the air fryer basket. If you are reheating multiple burritos, be sure to keep space between them. Do not stack them because it might obstruct the air flow, resulting in uneven cooking.
- I usually cook them for 5-7 minutes.
- Flip the burritos halfway and you are all set.
Tips on How to Reheat Taco Bell Burrito in Air Fryer
It is best to turn your reheated burritos halfway through cooking so that they are crisp and uniformly heated on both sides. This is a crucial step that will assist avoid the burrito from becoming overcooked on one side while being undercooked on the other. Be careful to flip the burritos gently to prevent spillage of the filling. You can consistently make tasty burritos that are perfectly reheated by using this straightforward method.
If you don’t want them to get too crispy, you can brush them with some water instead of oil. This will give them a softer feel.
I always keep the burrito wrapped and don’t cut it in half. This is just the lazy side of me speaking. Whenever I open or cut the burrito, the inside usually falls out, making a big mess in the air fryer basket.
I like to use parchment paper or silicon ware for an easier clean up. This way, even if the burrito opens up (because of the air blow), it won’t make a big mess. Don’t forget the number one safety tip when it comes to parchment paper: never put the parchment paper alone in the air fryer while preheating the appliance.
Customizing Reheated Taco Bell Burrito
When it comes to reheated taco bell burritos, the best way to customize them is to create some delicious home-made dips for them (if you have the time).
My three favorite Mexican dips and sauces are:
Pico de gallo: finely diced tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, and onions mixed together. Seasoned with salt, pepper, oregano, and a pinch of cumin
Mexican sour cream dip: sour cream mixed with garlic, onion, dill, and parsley
Chipotle Mayo: Mayo with chili and smoked paprika. I also love to just mix mayo with siracha sauce on my lazy days.
Side Dishes for Reheated Taco Bell Burritos
Well, a burrito is usually enough for me as a whole, but if you want some sort of side dish for your burrito, you have options. My two favorites are:
Tortillas: You can easily make tortillas in an air fryer, but of course store-bought ones go perfectly with them too. We have an air-fryer tortilla recipe for you to try.
Sweet potato fries: You can make sweet potato fries in an air fryer in countless ways. I like to make them with precooked onions and some salt, pepper, cumin, and paprika. Check out our air fryer sweet potato recipe.
If you often need to cook a main dish and a side dish in an air fryer, a double basket air fryer might make your life even easier.
In conclusion, reheating Taco Bell burritos in the air fryer is a game-changer. It heats the inside evenly while producing the ideal crunch on the exterior. It is also quick and energy-efficient. You may have a reheated burrito that tastes just as excellent as the original by following our detailed instructions.
You can take your burrito experience to a whole new level by adding the adaptable dips and side dishes we’ve recommended. Try warming burritos in an air fryer instead of a microwave to experience the difference for yourself.
If you want to challenge yourself you could try making a burrito from scratch. Check out our burrito recipe here and tell us how you like it.