Despite being delicious, sometimes we find ourselves not finishing our chipotle. So you save it for later and now you have a problem. How do you reheat chipotle? The short answer is it depends on what you got. Below we go through several ways to reheat a chiptole burrito and a bowl.
Be aware of how long you keep chipotle in the fridge. Properly put in a container, your chiptole will last 3-4 days in the fridge. The longer you wait though, the less tasty it will be. Always watch out for any foul smells before you eat any food.
How To Reheat Chipotle Burrito
When you are storing your chipotle burrito in the fridge, you want to make sure it is wrapped completely. Any exposure to air will greatly affect the taste and consistency. Use plenty of aluminium foil or film.
How to reheat chipotle burrito in microwave
Reheating your burrito in a microwave is by far the easiest method, but also the one with the worst result. You will usually not get the best consistency and taste. Sometimes though you just want a quick bite and the microwave will get that done.
To heat it, unwrap your burrito and place it on a plate. It is important that you take off all aluminium foil, as you should never microwave metal. If you know how to fold the burrito, it will reheat quicker if you open it and rewrap it after it is warm.
A chipotle burrito should get around 3-4 minutes in the microwave at max intensity. This will depend on your microwave, but will be true for most.
How to reheat chipotle burrito in oven
Using the oven to reheat your burrito is by far the best method. It is what will get closest to how it was fresh. Preheat your oven to somewhere between 350-400 fahrenheit and put your burrito in for 7-10 min. You can change the time depending on how hot you want it. This time you don’t have to remove any aluminium foil, but be aware it will cook a lot more if it still wrapped.
How to reheat chipotle burrito on a pan
We only recommend this method as a last resort. You should wrap your burrito in aluminum foil so you don’t burn the tortilla. Put it on a pan on low heat. There is no need to use any oil, unless you are cooking the tortilla directly. Give the burrito a 3-4 minutes on each side and it should be ready to eat.
How To Reheat Chipotle Bowl
Are chipotle bowls microwave safe
It is actually not entirely known if they are microwave safe. This might sound weird, but they haven’t been properly tested at the moment. Some people say they can be used in a microwave, but they are not approved for it. We recommended you use a microwave safe container instead. If you do decide to microwave the chipotle bowl then you want to take off the lid (never microwave metal).
How to reheat chipotle bowl in microwave
You’ll first want to empty it into a microwave-safe container. Then put it in the microwave for 2 minutes on high. Stir it around and repeat untill you find the perfect temperature for your food. If you don’t stir it every couple of minutes, you end up with an uneven temperature in your food. Not a very pleasant experience.
How to reheat chipotle bowl in oven
When using an oven, you’ll also have to put it in a different container first. Choose something that can’t melt into your food. Anything that is glass should be usable. Preheat your oven to somewhere between 350-390 fahrenheit. Your food should be done in 10-15 minutes depending on your preferences.
How to reheat chipotle bowl on pan
Reheating your chiptole bowl on a pan, is fast but also requires your attention. You can easily risk burning your food or dry it out. Start by putting some oil on your pan. Use something that doesn’t affect the taste negatively, like avocado or olive oil. This will prevent it from sticking to the pan or drying out. Now put your food on the pan on high heat and stir the entire time. Your food will be done in only 3-4 minutes.
Are chipotle bowls compostable?
Yes, all chipotle bowls are in fact compostable. They now have a bit less structure and are more fragile. But that is a small price to pay for something more evironmentally friendly. The bowls are now made out of fiber and some chemicals. Unfortunately they do contain PFAS (poly-fluoralkyl substances). These are not good for the environment, but it is still debated how exactly they affect us. For now, it seems that the compostable bowls are the best alternative.