Alternate Burrito Folding

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    Prepare the tortilla

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    Make sure you have a large enough working surface for the size of your tortilla. If you are using a store-bought tortilla straight out of the package, you may want to warm it first because they tend to be stiff and tear easily.

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    Place your fillings

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    The fillings should come up to one end, and leave about 4 inches on the opposite end. The fillings should be 2-3 inches wide, depending on your tortillas size.

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    First Fold

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    Fold the bottom half of the tortilla without the filling on it, up over the filling. Make sure the flap overlaps at least 1/4 of the filling, if not more.

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    Second Fold

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    Fold one of the long sides over the flap and the filling. Tuck the edge under the filling for extra support.

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    Third "Extra" Fold

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    This is the extra fold that goes above and beyond standard burrito folding. The concept is brought to us by Bill Grady and has kept many stuffed burritos from spilling.

    Make a small diagonal fold up on the remaining edge of tortilla.

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    Fourth Fold

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    Bring the final edge over.
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    Finished Burrito

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    Let the burrito set for a minute to help the burrito form around its fillings. Enjoy!