True Chipotle lovers don’t mind paying more for the guac or blowing their entire lunch break budget at the restaurant. However, even the most devoted Tex-Mex enthusiasts should be aware of the ways to save money and receive more food for the same amount of effort. Here are the most helpful Chipotle ordering guides found on the web:
1. Please Ask For Extra Rice to Your Order
The server will gladly bring you an extra helping of rice if you ask for it. Chipotle doesn’t mind offering you extra rice because it’s the cheapest ingredient. Brown rice is more nutritious than white rice, and it also has more calories. Nutrients are supplemented by the grain.
2. It’s Best To Order the Bowl And Ask for More
There’s no hiding the fact that a Chipotle bowl has the highest satiety factor of any fast food option. More food than you would get in a quesadilla or burrito. This is mainly because the bowl is not limited to the dimensions of a tortilla or taco shell. Therefore, the bowl is the best option if you want to get the most for your money.
However, there is something uniquely satisfying about a burrito. Perhaps it’s because each bite contains the full complement of flavours. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that a warm, salty, chewy tortilla is so satisfying.
In order to get the best of both worlds, you should ask for tortillas or taco shells to be served on the side. The fillings for three tacos or around one burrito tortilla can be found in a single bowl. If your server doesn’t already offer this feature, it probably will soon.
3. Acquire Everything
Don’t be a cheapskate, pile on all the toppings (excluding the extra ones, of course) that Chipotle offers. Order the fajitas, load up on salsa, and supplement your lettuce with some super greens.
Sure, the waiter or waitress could give you a funny look, but so what? A pile of food has been delivered to you. Take pleasure in it.
4. If You Want Half and Half, You Have to Ask For It
Request a split order of one option for each step of the ordering procedure. In most cases, this will result in a larger final bill because the server will usually overestimate how much food you’ll need.
Both protein and beans can be used in this manner. Take advantage of this fact, as two different kinds of meat, can enhance one another. Both barbacoa and chicken are great options. Chicken and sofritas are a cheap option. Adding red meats, especially beef, will increase the cost.
5. Get There After Midnight
Chipotle serves up jumbo portions right before they close. All the food will be thrown out before the restaurant closes. Even though it would make sense for them to take it home, many companies forbid their workers from doing so out of reasonable concern that they could purposefully prepare too much food.
Before the restaurant closes, the servers will rush around and pile as much food as they can onto each customer’s plate so that nothing goes to waste. Is there a disadvantage to this? In most cases, they are, to put it bluntly, eating out of the scraps. Since this is the case, the ingredients aren’t always fresh, and the food is usually cold and has been hanging out for a long. Do it at your own risk, but it might work.
6. Transform It Into Something Different
You can build a wide range of dishes around your humble Chipotle bowl. Leave the lettuce out if you want to use the bowl for another meal, as it will quickly wilt and go bad. The lettuce’s flavour will be ruined if you prepare it.
Salad For The First Course
Adding it as a topping to a salad is the quickest and easiest method to turn leftovers into a fresh meal. The next time you have leftover Chipotle, get a head of lettuce (I recommend Boston lettuce), slice it up, and enjoy. Getting the vinaigrette from them means you already have the dressing.
I would suggest substituting vegetables not sold at Chipotle. Excellent options include cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, and feta cheese.
Chipotle Stew, Course 2
The components of a Chipotle meal are, in essence, those of a bowl of chilli. To satisfy your hunger, try this easy stew dish.
- Leftover Cheese, lettuce, and sour cream are not included in this Chipotle bowl. (Re-introduce as garnishment.)
- 2 drained cans of kidney beans, either dark or light red
- Ingredients: 1 diced onion
- Two peeled and minced garlic cloves
- Diced tomatoes from 2 cans
- 3 tablespoons chilli powder
- 1.25 grammes of ground cumin
- 1-cup water
- A pinch of salt, please
Use 2 tablespoons of neutral oil to sauté the onion and garlic until the onion is transparent. Throw in the other ingredients, and get the pot boiling. Expect an hour of cooking time. Add Chipotle’s taken-out toppings instead.