Friday, May 21, 2010

Burrito Bowl

A few weeks ago I stopped for lunch at Chipotle and tried one of their burrito bowls. I decided to duplicate it at home with my own ingredients. This is really simple and tasty. It's great to layer with any leftover meat you might have like shredded beef, chicken, or pork.

Here's what you will need. Rice, Beans, (I chose to mix black beans, chili beans, and kernel corn with peppers) and the meat of your choice. A great meat choice for this dish is Carnitas (Mexican Fried Pork) I buy this at Costco because my Mexican Sister-in-law said her mother who cooks authentic Mexican food all the time said it was very good.
For the layering process you will also want cheese and fresh ingredients like tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, cilantro, green onions, and any salsa you choose.
Now start layering...start with the hot ingredients. First rice, then meat, cheese, and then add your extras. You can serve warm corn and flour tortillas with the Burrito Bowl.

If you are having a potluck you can have everyone bring one ingredient and then let everyone build their own bowl. Don't forget to have someone bring dessert!!

Everyone at my house really enjoyed it. I think you will too. Simple, Easy, fresh meal in a bowl!

10 comments:

  1. I love the tell tales signs of guessing who has posted today. It's become a game for me. .today was easy. .we don't have bushs beans in Canada.
    Your burrito bowl looks yummy Ellen.

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  2. Looks delicious! We do have Bush Beans here so that wasn't a giveaway for me:)

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  3. I loved the idea of making this dish a 'potluck' dinner for a large group. What a fun idea.

    And your photos display the dish soo well.. Yummy!

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  4. This is one of my favorites at Chipotles! I have to make this!(reminders of lunches with my daugher)
    Anneliese

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  5. This sounds very good and great for a crowd! Everyone like Mexican food...any way it's put together and the more the better!

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  6. This is my favorite from Chipotles whenever I am in San Diego, CA area. I work for USN and lots of my training is there. Ellen knew you had to have a So Calif connection some how to be at a Chipotles. I also LOVE their lime chips. Will need to make this more often at home now. Hello from another mennonite (ancestry) girl in So Calif (El Centro)

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  7. Since I can't come sit at your table and enjoy it with you...I'll take the recipe. I love Mexican dishes.

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  8. YUM sums it up beautifully! A must try!

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  9. Yum-O! I am so making this tonight for Hubby and Me.

    Jody

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  10. I loved your recipe. I used what I had around the house and made the same dish. It was absolutely delicious. I posted it on my recipe blog (linked back to you). It is scheduled to post this week. Thanks for the great dinner!

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