Chipotle Burrito is quite a craze in this famous Mexican Grill restaurant. The burritos are huge; they cover a huge ten inch dinner plate. Yep, Chipotle Burrito is quite filling as it is tasty. Some admit that they cannot finish half of it in one sitting. You also get to chose your filling for the burrito
Chipotle Burrito Bowl
There are some who would love to skip the tortilla and instead put all the stuff in the bowl, without the tortilla. Lisa Mathers, a Chipotle burrito lover says, “ The tortilla is fine but who needs that when the ingredients inside are quite tasty, they taste even more yummy in the bowl and plus I don’t miss the calories.” Well to each his or her own!
Chipotle Burrito fillings
You have the liberty to choose the fillings for your king sized burrito. Some of them are
Barbacoa beef (shredded beef that is spiced with things like adobo, garlic and cumin etc.)
Though it is an individual choice to go for the fillings, many admit that the barbacoa beef is a real good filling for the burrito. The meat is lean and soft, and it is spicy too.
Burrito is hailed as one of the totally customized food items in Chipotle, you can choose from chicken, porn, steak or vegetarian burrito as well.
Chipotle Burrito Calories
Chipotle Flour Tortilla
Chipotle says that the flour tortilla contains 290 calories. However, be warned that the huge tortilla has enough space for stuffing in more calories from various toppings. Chipotle tortilla itself includes 670 mg of sodium by itself. The tortilla offers 7 grams of protein, 15 percent of daily recommended iron and 20 percent of daily recommended calcium.
Consumers can choose either black or pinto beans. Putting 4oz into the burrito can result in another 120 calorie intake. The beans contain 7.5 g of protein and 1 g of total fat.
If the customer states that he or she wants a vegetarian burrito, it is fine but otherwise 4 oz. of pork, chicken, spicy beef or steak is added to the burrito. This results in an extra 190 calories. . Each meat contributes to a minimum of 2 g of total fat and lots of milligrams of sodium. The meats however contain high protein with barbacoa contains 24 g, chicken 32 grams, carnitas 27 grams and steak 30 grams.
By default, Chipotle burrito comes with about 3 oz. of Cilantro-lime rice unless the customer states otherwise. This Cilantro-lime rice adds 130 calories, 3 g of total fat and another 150 mg of sodium. The rice 2 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C, calcium and iron and contains 2 g of protein.
Chipotle Burrito Toppings
Different toppings can be included in the Chipotle burrito includes sour cream, guacamole, cheese, salas, fajita vegetables, etc. Each of these items packs in additional calories like fat and sodium. If you add sour cream, it results 10 g of total fat and 40 mg of cholesterol.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has stated that reducing or leaving out these topping can make the Chipotle burrito more healthy,.