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Easy to cook El Monterey Burritos In Air Fryer

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Today I’m going to use El Monterey Burritos, one of my favorite brands that I like to use when making burritos in the air fryer.

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El Monterey Burritos


Because it’s the quickest and easiest way to cook these frozen burritos, and it’s technically hands-free, you only need to turn them a few times while they’re cooking.

If you’re wondering what’s inside these burritos, the answer is that it depends on which one you get, but they’re usually filled with high-protein meats, beans, cheese, rice, and salsa.
So let’s see how well you prepare this delectable El Monterey burritos meal.

WHAT ARE EL MONTERY BURRITOS?

El Monterey is simply a brand that sells a variety of food products, one of which is burritos.
Burrito is a Mexican dish that consists of a flour tortilla tightly wrapped around a filling such as chicken, beef, or pork, as well as a variety of other ingredients such as rice, cooked beans, vegetables, cheese, and condiments such as salsa.

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INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:

You don’t need much to air fry frozen El Monterey burritos, not even cooking spray! Here’s your shopping list:

  • Frozen burritos
  • Burrito toppings (optional)

This is a recipe for small frozen burritos cooked in an air fryer (or regular burritos, depending on your point of view). The burritos I tested ranged in size from 5-5.5 ounces (142-156 grams).

COOKING TIME AND TEMPERATURE

  • How long should frozen El Monterey burritos be cooked in an air fryer? In an air fryer, what temperature should frozen burritos be cooked at? For 14 minutes, air fry frozen burritos in an air fryer preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). If you’re using an air fryer oven, use the top rack.
  • I like to begin air frying frozen burritos with the seam side down. Then I flip them over halfway through the cooking time (i.e., after 7 minutes). This keeps burritos with poorly sealed seams from leaking all over the air fryer.
  • After the air frying time is up, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your burrito(s). Most frozen burritos should be cooked to a safe internal temperature of 165F. (74C).
  • Check the packaging of your burrito; it may state the temperature at which it should be cooked. To avoid food poisoning, I make an extra effort to cook meat burritos to the recommended temperature. Because there’s no risk of eating undercooked meat in a vegan burrito, I’m less concerned about heating.
  • Keep an eye on it the first time you air fry a new frozen El Monterey burritos. Because one side of the Sweet Earth burrito was becoming overly browned, I ended up flipping it at 7 and 10 minutes. If the burrito browns on all sides too quickly, wrap it in foil.
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El Monterey Burritos

WHY DO I LOVE MAKING EL MONTERY BURRITOS IN THE AIR FRYER

  • Quick and easy– These El Monterey burritos are easy to make and ready in under 20 minutes
  • Really crisp -These burritos can be cooked to perfection in the air fryer.
  • Family-friendly – a quick, easy, and delicious meal that the entire family will enjoy and love!
  • Affordable – Simply grab a pack of frozen burritos from El Monterey burritos.
  • Customizable – add whatever toppings you want to make these your own.

HOW LONG TO COOK FROZEN IMMEDIATELY IN AN AIR FRYER?

This varies depending on the temperature at which you cook your burritos and the number of burritos in the air fryer basket. Your frozen El Monterey burritos should be cooked for 12 to 15 minutes at a temperature of 400F / 200C.
Smaller / larger El Monterey burritos or any other brand will require less / more time, and if you are only cooking 1 burrito for yourself, check for doneness at around 11 minutes.

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El Monterey Burritos

HOW TO MAKE EL MONTERY BURRITOS COOK UP CRISPY?

First and foremost, ensure that your air fryer basket is not overcrowded so that hot air can circulate and crisp your burritos.
Also, keep in mind that you should turn them a couple of times during the cooking time so that all sides are exposed to the hot air circulation.
Finally, if you don’t get the crispiness you want, cook your El Monterey burritos for a few more minutes.

WHAT IS THE HEALTIEST BURRITOS?

First and foremost, ensure that your air fryer basket is not overcrowded so that hot air can circulate and crisp your burritos.
Also, keep in mind that you should turn them a couple of times during the cooking time so that all sides are exposed to the hot air circulation.
Finally, if you don’t get the crispiness you want, cook your El Monterey burritos for a few more minutes.

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El Monterey Burritos in air fryer

BENEFITS

What are the benefits of frozen burritos? Here are some reasons to love this air fryer recipe:

  • No meal prepping or planning: Because they are quick and easy to prepare, frozen burritos are popular among college students, inexperienced cooks, and busy parents. To make frozen burritos, you don’t need a long list of ingredients. They are a heat and consume food.
  • Quick: Frozen burritos, in addition to being low-effort, air fry quickly. Burritos can be air fried in under 15 minutes, making them ideal for a weeknight dinner.
  • Fits most special diets: It’s fairly simple to find frozen burritos that adhere to a variety of special diets, especially if you shop at health food stores. Gluten free frozen burritos, dairy free frozen burritos, vegetarian and vegan frozen burritos, and more are available.
  • Can cook more at once: You may be able to cook more at once in an air fryer oven than in a microwave. Frozen burritos cook faster in the microwave, but you’ll have to cook them in multiple batches if you want a lot.
  • Burritos with crisp tortilla: The absence of soggy tortillas is a significant advantage of air frying frozen burritos. The air fryer does an excellent job of crisping up the burrito wrapper.
  • Delicious: I’m fairly certain that the main reason people eat frozen burritos is because they’re tasty. Burritos are a dish that almost everyone enjoys as a family.
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El Monterey Burritos

RECIPE TIPS

Don’t overload your air fryer basket for the best results. Here’s why:

Your air fryer, as the name implies, uses air to cook whatever you put in it, so if you overload it, the hot air will have a difficult time circulating between your burritos, resulting in them not being crispy.
If you have a small air fryer, you may need to cook these burritos in batches and not use any oil.
I use a Cosori air fryer, which has a large basket and is dishwasher safe.

Meanwhile, while your El Monterey burritos are cooking in the air fryer, gently turn them over with tongs to allow the air to circulate on all sides. When it comes to air fryer temperatures, keep in mind that they can vary depending on the make and model you have or may purchase. Start with less cook time, then check for doneness; if it isn’t done yet, add more time as needed.

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Crispy El Monterey Burritos

HOW TO REHEAT

Leftover air fried burritos can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days in a covered container. However, it is best to only make what you require so that they do not become soggy.

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You can reheat burritos in the air fryer to improve their texture (compared to microwaving). Cook your cooked and refrigerated burrito for 5 minutes in an air fryer preheated to 400F (200C). Reheat the burrito for another 2-3 minutes, or until it is done to your liking (use the top rack for air fryer ovens).

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El Monterey Burritos In Air Fryer


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  • Author: Emily Roselyn
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 18 Minutes
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x

Description

Today I’m going to use El Monterey Burritos, one of my favorite brands that I like to use when making burritos in the air fryer. Because it’s the quickest and easiest way to cook these frozen burritos, and it’s technically hands-free, you only need to turn them a few times while they’re cooking.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 24 frozen El Monterey burritos 5 oz each

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your air fryer for 5 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Now, place your frozen El Monterey burritos in the air fryer basket with the bottom “sealed side” facing up.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 350°F for 15 minutes.
  • Every 5 minutes, flip your El Monterey burritos so that the sealed sides are facing up again.
  • This method will help with any leaking by preventing it from sticking to the basket and leaking as much.
  • Finally, remove your El Monterey burritos from the air fryer and serve them hot with your preferred sides.

Notes

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  • Category: Appetizer, Snacks
  • Method: Air Fry
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2-4
  • Calories: 210 kcal
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 260mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 0g

Keywords: Air Fryer, Burritos, El Montery Burritos

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you cook frozen El Monterey chimichangas in an air fryer?

Place the chimichanga in the air fryer basket after opening the package. Preheat the oven to 375°F and cook for 15 minutes. When done, remove from the oven and serve!

Can you cook frozen burritos in air fryer?

Preheat the machine for 5 minutes at 400°F. Place the number of frozen burritos you want to cook inside the air fryer basket, sealed side up. Cook for a total of 15 minutes, flipping every 5 minutes. If desired, serve with additional dips on the side.

Are frozen burritos precooked?

Unless it explicitly states so on the packaging, I would not assume your frozen burrito has been fully cooked. Many frozen foods were only partially cooked before being frozen. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about this topic available on the internet.

How to fry a burrito?

Burritos can be cooked in a deep fryer. Most instructions for deep frying frozen burritos recommend thawing them first. If not, they may burn on the outside before reaching a safe internal temperature. (P.S. Air frying is a healthier way to eat your frozen burrito, but you probably already knew that.)

What to do if frozen burrito is not cooking fast enough on inside?

If the outside of your air fryer burrito becomes too browned, wrap it in foil and continue to air fry it. Wrapping burritos in foil takes longer to cook, but it protects the tortilla from burning. If your burrito is larger than 5-5.5 ounces, you will most likely need to do this (142-156 grams).

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