Monday, December 3, 2012

Burrito Bowl

Hey Friends and Followers!
I don’t know if by now you have picked up on the fact that I really like to cook and I like to find ways to make restaurant favorites at home! So the other day I was thinking of a way to remake the famous Chipotle Burrito Bowls!

So I found a thrifty and quick way to make it, and boy was it yummy.  Excuse my lack of step by step photos my camera was down but next time I make it I will add in some photos for y’all.

I am going to break it down step by step and recipe by recipe.

Rice: I do it the quick and easy way meaning I use minute rice. I love how fast it cooks and to me it tastes just as good. Now if you want to make it a little lighter here is where you should use brown instead of white.

White Rice
Lime Juice

When you boil the water for the rice it is a 1-1 ratio. I do ½ cup to ½ cup for it is only us 2 and I add in 1 tbs of lime juice to the water that I boil.  Once the water boils add the rice, stir, cover and remove from heat. Let it set while you prepare the rest of the layers.

After the rice is cooked mix in the juice of one lime and about 1/8- ¼ cup of chopped cilantro based on how much cilantro you like. Stir and finish the rest.

Beans: I use canned low sodium black beans. Yes I know it is cheaper to buy dried but to me that just takes too long.

Salsa/Pico De Gallo:
Red Onion
Lime Juice

Chop all the ingredients and mix well in a bowl. If you want it hotter add more jalapeno. If you want more of salsa then Pico De Gallo then blend it.

Steak: Now remember my post about the make ahead breakfastburritos? Well lately the boo has wanted a steak and potato burrito. I simply sear a steak and keep it pretty rare in the inside and then chop and freeze it so that when he reheats the burrito the meat cooks to how he likes it.

So with that leftover steak I seared it in a pan with some homemade taco bell seasoning. A recipe I found on pinterest that I love to use when I make Mexican food. You also could use some taco seasoning from the store.  Just cook your steak to the temp you want seasoned with taco seasoning. Chop and set aside.

Taco Seasoning

Guacamole: I make it the easy way, aka I use the packets from the store and avocados.

Sour cream: keep as is or add a little water to thin it out.

Corn Salsa: It was sadly no longer corn season so I opted out of the corn salsa.

Additional Toppings: Cheese, lettuce, chipotle Tabasco- yumm! Etc. Whatever your heart desires.  Tortilla chips for the side to eat your bowl as a dip (well that is what I do)

In my bowl I layered, rice, steak, salsa, guacamole, cheese, sour cream and then my favorite the Chipotle Tabasco! It was good I may even say it was better than Chipotle’s maybe because it was made with love (too corny? Possibly, I don’t care). So next time you want chipotle but don’t want to go wait in long lines make your own at home.

Printable Recipe
Stay Crafty and Hungry!

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