Portions at Chipotle are larger than some other casual dining restaurants and you may be left with half a burrito leftover. If you refrigerate your leftovers right away, and keep them in a refrigerator at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below, you should have no problem when it comes time to reheat and eat them. Using the microwave heats the food quickly, making it convenient. If you do it right, your reheated burrito can taste almost as good as fresh-served.
Things You'll Need
Drip enough water along the top of the burrito to make the outer tortilla moist. Apply water only to the top or exposed half of the burrito.
Place the burrito on a microwave-safe dish and place it at the center of the dish in the center of the microwave.
Cook the burrito on high for 1 minute. Turn the burrito over, making sure it’s at the center of the plate, and heat it on high for another 1 minute.
Insert an instant-read thermometer into the center of the burrito and wait 1 to 2 seconds before removing it. The burrito must be heated to above 165 F. Repeat the process in a few other parts of the burrito to make sure it is at least 165 F everywhere. If not, heat for another 30 second on high and measure again.
Remove the burrito from the microwave and allow it to rest until it is cool enough to eat.
References and ResourcesPurdue University: Microwave Cooking
The Kitchn: How to Reheat Leftovers in the Microwave
Huffington Post: The 6 Mistakes You're Making Reheating That Food
Utah State University: Food Safety and the Microwave
Good Housekeeping: 11 Surprising Facts and Myths About Microwave Ovens
Chipotle: Ingredients Statement