Can You Reheat Chipotle?

Q: Whenever I go to Chipotle, I always get a burrito bowl, but I can never finish it. To be honest, I am tired of eating it cold the day after. How can I reheat my burrito bowl to have it just as good?

burrito bowl

A: The thing about burrito bowls is that it combines many items that can be reheated, and many things that shouldn’t be. For any of the methods we have listed, you will need to break down the contents and heat things separately.

You must remove:

Sour cream



Any fresh vegetable


Needless to say, you can only reheat the meat (or tofu), beans, rice, and cheese. There are quite a few steps, but it really pays off.

The Skillet

After you have removed all the toppings that cannot be reheated, simply throw the rest into a skillet and warm over medium-low heat, for about seven minutes. Everything should heat quickly as it is not very dense, however, every appliance is different, and should be adjusted accordingly.

The Microwave Method

A quick way to warm up your burrito bowl is to simply pop everything that can be reheated, in the microwave for one minute in a microwave-safe dish. After heating, stir, and microwave for another one minute. If you would like it to be warmer, only do it in 30-second increments as some ingredients do not do well under heat, such as tofu.

After heating, go ahead and add all the ingredients you had to separate back into the bowl. Whether you used the skillet or the microwave, you can always freshen up your leftovers with the addition of new toppings if you have them in your fridge, or just serve with nacho chips.

Ordering a great burrito bowl is the challenge every time you go into a Chipotle restaurant, so when you finally reach the pinnacle of satisfaction, you do not want to waste any of it. Quit suffering by eating your bowl cold, take the extra time to separate the ingredients, and your taste buds will thank you!

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