How to Reheat Chipotle Bowl and Burrito

How To Reheat Chipotle

Are you unsure how to reheat Chipotle? In this article, you will learn about the different options available for reheating your Chipotle. You can reheat Chipotle leftovers and enjoy a taste just as delicious when freshly cooked.

Read on to get step-by-step instructions. Follow the guide carefully as there are some things to keep in mind to keep Chipotle’s flavor and quality.

What Is Chipotle?

Chipotle

If you’re reading this article, you likely already know that Chipotle is a popular American food chain serving Mexican favorites including their popular burritos and burrito bowls.

These two dishes will be the focus of this article, but you can adapt to other choices on their menu. Their bowls and burritos contain rice, vegetables, beans, and meat, as well as selected toppings. 

Preparation Before Reheating a Chipotle Bowl

Before reheating your Chipotle bowl, you must remove the fresh toppings. This will keep the fresh ingredients crisp, instead of mushy or wilted which would spoil the taste and texture.

Remove the toppings, including vegetables, sour cream, salsa, and guacamole. Set them aside in a different bowl and put them back on top once the rest of the ingredients are warm.

It might be difficult to remove them if you have mixed them in. Just try to remove the bulk of the fresh ingredients. To achieve the best results, your bowl should only include rice, meat, beans, cheese, and grilled vegetables for reheating.

How To Reheat a Chipotle Bowl

How to reheat chipotle bowl

In the Oven

Using the oven to reheat your Chipotle is the best way to warm your food while making it taste fresh again. This method requires a little more time and effort, but it is worth it.

  1. Remove the fresh ingredients first, as instructed above.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Place the rest of the ingredients in an oven-safe plate or container.
  4. Cover the food with aluminum foil.
  5. Reheat for 10 to 15 minutes in the oven or until the ingredients are heated to your preference.
  6. Remove from the oven and set aside on a plate.
  7. Replace the fresh ingredients, as well as any additional toppings you have on hand.
  8. Serve and enjoy.

In the Microwave

Microwaving your Chipotle is the most convenient and quickest way of reheating.

  1. Remove the fresh ingredients first, as instructed above.
  2. Put the rest of the ingredients in a microwave-safe dish.
  3. Heat for 20 seconds.
  4. Stir the ingredients to ensure even heating.
  5. Heat again for another 20 seconds.
  6. Check the temperature of the ingredients. Do additional heating intervals for 15 to 20 seconds if necessary.
  7. Take the Chipotle out of the microwave.
  8. Replace the fresh ingredients, as well as any additional toppings you have on hand.
  9. Serve and enjoy.

In a Skillet

Reheating your Chipotle in a skillet is another good way to keep its flavor. This method is also effective and fast.

  1. Remove the fresh ingredients first, as instructed above.
  2. Heat the skillet on medium heat.
  3. Put a bit of butter or cooking oil in the skillet.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients of your Chipotle to the skillet.
  5. Heat for around 2 to 4 minutes stirring continuously.
  6. Once the ingredients are well heated, place them on a plate.
  7. Replace the fresh ingredients, as well as any additional toppings you have on hand.
  8. Serve and enjoy.

 

How to Reheat a Chipotle Burrito

Reheat Chipotle Burrito

In the Microwave

  1. Remove any foil wrappers and place the burrito on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Sprinkle a few drops of water over the burrito.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute.
  4. Flip the burrito.
  5. Add a couple of extra drops of water.
  6. Heat for another minute.
  7. Repeat the process until the burrito is uniformly heated.
  8. Serve and enjoy.

In the Oven or Toaster Oven

  1. Preheat your oven or toaster oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Remove the foil wrap of the burrito so steam can escape. Your tortilla will turn mushy if you skip this step.
  3. Now cover the burrito loosely with aluminum foil, leaving a gap for steam to escape.
  4. Place the burrito on a baking pan and heat for about 30 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy.

On the Grill

  1. Preheat the grill on a low setting.
  2. Loosen the foil to enable steam to escape or re-wrap in foil with a hole.
  3. Place the burrito on the grill and close the lid.
  4. Heat for about 30 minutes.
  5. Add additional lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and grated cheese to improve the taste even more.

The Bottom Line

You can now reheat your Chipotle burrito or bowl using the ways listed in this article. Pick the one that suits you best. Remember to follow the steps properly for the best outcome.

Have fun eating your warm and delicious Chipotle!

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