By Robert Morello

It's no secret that Chipotle's burritos are generously portioned. So, you may find yourself with leftovers to take home. If you refrigerate the leftover right away, and keep it in a cool at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below, you should have no problem with reheating the burrito. Using the microwave is a fast and convenient method for reheating. Done right, your leftover can taste nearly as good as the freshly made burrito.


Drip a small amount of water along the top of the burrito; just enough to get it moist. Only apply the water to the outer layer of the tortilla.

Place the burrito on a microwave-safe dish, leaving it at the center of the dish in the microwave.

Cook the burrito on high for 1 minute. Turn the burrito over, making sure it's still centered, and heat on high for an additional minute.

When it's done cooking, 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's cooked evenly through. If necessary, heat for another 30 seconds on high and re-measure the temperature.

Remove the burrito from the microwave and allow it to to stand until cool enough to eat.