how to dress up a frozen burrito

how to dress up a frozen burrito

so right now you might be thinking – um wtf is this post? well… i know right?

gideon and i eat a lot of burritos, we live near our all time favorite burrito from tacos arizas (it’s custom and on the DL. i’ll share someday), and about a dozen other taco places. but we’re also not rich so we eat frozen food.

i’ve always had a soft spot frozen burritos, maybe it’s because i smoked a lot of pot in high school, maybe it’s because they’re actually pretty decent tasting. we buy them in their full boxes at the grocery store. tina’s beef & bean/green chili is my favorite (can you believe tina’s didn’t even sponsor this post?!)

now, i am ok with a frozen burrito on it’s own, but with the right accoutrement – frozen burritos rule. so here’s how we fancy our frozen burritos up!

how to dress up a frozen burrito | almost makes perfect

frozen burrito of your choice
crema (or sour cream)
salsa verde
pickled onions (here’s a recipe that we’ve used)
tortilla chips

how to dress up a frozen burrito | almost makes perfect


step one : after your burrito comes out of the microwave, liberally squeeze lime all over it.

step two : spoon on your crema, drizzle on the tapatio.

step three : add your garnishes. salsa verde, a few slices of avocado, chopped cilantro, and a pile of pickled onions. i also always squeeze MORE lime on top and add in some tortilla chips to add crunch.

how to dress up a frozen burrito how to dress up a frozen burrito | almost makes perfect

now go eat one and report back!


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  1. You would never know by looking that it’s frozen! Love this idea. My roommate and I were just talking last night about how putting a Lean Cuisine in a pretty bowl makes you feel like you are having something way cooler than it actually is 🙂

    1. ha! seriously it’s all about presentation.

  2. If you’re wanting to make an an even more unhealthy — but perhaps even more delicious — meal, try frying up a frozen burrito in a pan with a healthy amount of oil — cheapo chimichanga!

    1. omg i’ve tried that! so good.

  3. Yes, I am such a fan of doing this. It’s pretty easy and makes a frozen meal soooo much better. Love the pickled onions, I’ll have to try that.

    1. thanks alicia! go try!

  4. lila madfis says:

    I will right over for dinner.

  5. Ehh, I just had the worst breakfast burrito from Sonic this morning, like they substituted some Styrofoam for some of the eggs. I’m going to do a Burrito – Round 2 at lunch but I will have to look out for some pickled onions to add.

    1. pickled onions are everything.

    1. hey come on you know i eat em plain sometimes too.

  6. Thanks for sharing! Though I prefer a homecooked meal from scratch, this is a really great alternative. Living busy lives (as we all do), we all have to cut corners once in a while. I do the same with store bought pizza.

  7. I wish i could teleport back to all the times i ate a frozen burrito and dress them up, it looks so much more delicious than just your beans, cheese and soggy tortilla