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Build Your Own Burrito Bar

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This build your own burrito bar is a simple way for everyone to enjoy dinner and be able to customize their meal however they want. Use this idea for your next party with our fun free printables!

Once the burrito bar is ready, I usually make a few easy side dishes to go with it. My family loves having a batch of Spanish Rice, warm tortilla chips with my famous Homemade Salsa or fresh Guacamole on the side.

a burrito bar on a kitchen counter

Burrito Bar

If you’re looking for an easy dinner tonight or something awesome to serve a crowd – we’ve got you covered! Putting together a build your own burrito bar can be as simple or as fancy as you want it to be. It can be tailored to fit every budget, dietary need, allergy, taste preference etc.

Layout any ingredients that work well for your family and then let everyone add what they want to their burritos- everyone is happy. This works especially well for picky kids (and husbands)!

If you’re planning to serve this at a party or gathering, be sure to grab our free printables at the end of this post!

burrito bar toppings on a counter

Burrito Bar Ideas

So what I thought I would do is make a list of all the ingredients my family uses or has used for our burrito bars so when you’re planning your menu this week (or planning for dinner tonight) you can have a bunch of variety to go off of.

And if you’re feeling extra ambitious, you should try this recipe for the Best Homemade Flour Tortillas to add to your burrito bar. I prefer the ease of just using store-bought tortillas but there’s nothing like the taste a fresh made one.

bowls of black, pinto and refried beans

Burrito Bar Ingredients

Are you having a little trouble trying to decide what to put in your burrito? Here’s a list of the ingredients you can make your burrito with. We typically use all of these when setting out a burrito bar but by no means is this an exhaustive list. I will also open up the comments on this post so you can add any ingredients to the list that I may have forgotten. Here we go:

How To Make Your Own Burrito Bar

Prep – Start by prepping all of your favorite ingredients mentioned above. I prefer to make a large batch of homemade tortillas. You’ll then wash and cut the vegetables you’ll be serving. While you’re prepping the veggies, warm up the beans and rice.

Organization – When you lay out the ingredients for your burrito bar, be sure to set them out in the order you would typically use to make your own burrito. People tend to make their burritos in this order and it will help keep them from going back and forth in the line.

Presentation – Don’t forget to download our free burrito bar printables below. The sign and ingredient labels will make the presentation perfect!

a bowl of homemade tortillas

Burrito Bar Tips

We always have leftover ingredients when we’re done having dinner. What I love about a burrito bar is that the ingredients are so simple you can either have burritos again the next day or save the ingredients for numerous other dinner recipes.

  • Don’t waste – One of my favorites to use up the extra ingredients are these Crock Pot Chicken Tacos.
  • Storage – Simply store all of the extra ingredients in an airtight container and put them in the refrigerator. They should stay fresh for up to five days after you cut them up.
  • Keep It Hot – Use a tortilla keeper so your tortillas stay warm until you’re ready to serve them

a burrito bar printable sign

Free Burrito Bar Printables

Enter your name and email address in the form below for immediate access to our Burrito Bar sign and food labels. A new window will open up with the PDF – nothing is emailed!

small bowls of guacamole, sour cream and salsa

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Burrito Bar

This build your own burrito bar is a simple way for everyone to enjoy dinner and be able to customize it however they want.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword burrito, dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 180 kcal


  • Tortillas- flour or corn
  • Beans- re-fried beans black beans, kidney beans
  • Meats- ground beef strip steak, grilled chicken
  • Spanish Rice
  • Cheese shredded
  • Lettuce shredded
  • Tomatoes diced
  • Olives sliced
  • Bell Peppers diced
  • Onions diced
  • Cilantro
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole


  1. Heat the tortillas, beans, meats and rice, then serve the rest fresh!
  2. Serve with some chips and salsa, Spanish rice, re-friend beans, corn-on-the-cob etc.
Nutrition Facts
Burrito Bar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

items needed to build your own burrito


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