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Chipotle burrito hack: How to double the size without spending more money

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

Monster burritos are within reach thanks to this genius Chipotle burrito hack

When you go to Chipotle, you want to maximize the size of your burrito.

But they're already kind of pricey, and the cost of add-ons — extra anything, basically — can get out of control.

There is a way to dramatically increase your haul of delicious beans, rice, meat and veggies without spending more money.

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Dylan Grosz at Apartment List discovered a simple trick to get 86 percent more burrito every time, and it's so easy. All you have to do is ask for a burrito bowl with half-and-half of each ingredient. For example, you'd get half brown rice, half regular; half pinto beans, half black beans; half chicken, half steak. You should also take advantage of free add-ons, like the corn salsa and fajita veggies. Then, ask for two tortillas on the side and you can wrap your monster burrito yourself (good luck with that!).

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Sound too good to be true? Rest assured: Grosz tested his theory by ordering five different burritos a day for seven days (#relatable) until he homed in on the order that yielded the most food. In fact, with this method, the resulting burrito clocks in at 32 ounces, or a full 2 lbs of food.

If that seems like a little too much for you, here's a basic hack: Ordering a regular burrito bowl with a tortilla on the side gets you 15 percent more food than a regular burrito.

Either way, your days of unrequited burrito love are a thing of the past — you'll never be left hungry after finishing your Chipotle again.

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