Saturday, April 28, 2012

Brooke Cooks - Chipotle Burrito Bowls

I LOVE Chipotle.  I still remember the first time I had Chipotle; I was 18, had just graduated high school, and my boyfriend at the time wanted to take me to this new place that had just opened up.  It was love at first bite.  Now, 8 years later, I am still just as obsessed with Chipotle (although I switched to the burrito bowl when they were introduced a few years ago).  But as much as I love Chipotle, it is still "take out," and I would much rather each something home cooked.  So, after countless (truly!) tries and a few tips from Chipotle employees (thanks!), my family and I have perfected our at-home Chipotle recipe for build-you-own burrito bowls.  And it is SO good.

Cilantro Lime Rice

Chipotle's lime rice is, in my opinion, the key element in their delicious burritos.  But this was tough to replicate!  It is very important to keep the rice from getting sticky or mushy.

Chipotle Peppers


For the guacamole, I used my own recipe:
3 ripe avocados
3 medium firm tomatoes
1 TB crushed garlic
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp cumin

Mash avocados using a potato masher.  Add additional ingredients, stir to mix, and serve immediately.  

Seasoned Black Beans

2 cans black beans (or use dried, and cook until soft)
1 TB crushed garlic
1/4 medium onion, finely diced
1/2 tsp cumin
2 TB olive oil

These couldn't be easier: Saute garlic and onion in olive oil.  When soft, turn off heat and add beans and cumin.  Stir until thoroughly heated.

Chipotle Chicken

I used vegetarian chicken for my own, but my parents had real chicken.  The third time we made it with this recipe, I made everyone vegetarian chicken and they loved it.

Add lettuce, tomato and corn salsa (we bought ours at Trader Joe's, but Chipotle has the advantage here - their salsa is fantastic!).



Kalee said...

LOOOOVE. thanks so much. my boyfriend and i LOVE Chipotle (especially him...he's obsessed, his favorite with carnitas) and we recently moved and there isn't one near us at all so we will definitely try this out.

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

Looks delicious.

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