I remember the first time I stepped inside a Chipotle I nearly walked in with my head down dragging my feet in shame. How can a California girl who grew up on home made Mexican food, who is surrounded by numerous taco shops & delicious Mexican food come to such an establishment…and actually enjoy it!?? Well I had to eventually love it since I moved from San Diego and called the NYC my home. No authentic Mexican around here, so I settled for Chipotle. It isn’t as bad as you may think in fact I really do truly enjoy it. I like it so much that I have created a Chipotle burrito bowl night at my home for dinner. In this post I will share with you my Just Like Chipotle’s Burrito Bowl Recipe…(minus the bacon in the beans and minus the extra 500 calories your butt will thank you for)
Brown or White Rice (Brown is healthier)
Clean black beans and let them soak in water for 30minutes.
For every cup of black beans you make, add 2 cups of water fill pot with water
Add 1 tablespoon of salt (not a mountain full just a little)
Bring to boil and then cover with lid and turn heat to low. let it cook for 2 hours.
** I usually make these ahead of time or on a day you have errands to do at home just let them cook.
Make yourself some rice or use leftover rice.
Make the Pico de Gallo
Click HERE to check out my step-by-step recipe on how to make Pico de Gallo
Make the famous Corn Salsa from Chipotle. Click Here for a step by step guide.
Dice your chicken breast and add a little salt and pepper and place in a non stick pan to grill. Check chicken and make sure it is cooked thoroughly.
The fun begins! Start with add rice ( I serve myself very little since I kinda like my fit body right now…no need for extra carbs for me ) and add black beans on top. These beans are very healthy and are packed with fiber & iron.
Add your grilled chicken.
Add your Corn Salsa
Add Pico de Gallo
Dice up some lettuce just like at Chipotle and wah-lah! Done!
I always ask them for a double scoop when I am at Chipotle this awesome corn salsa is too good not to get to heaping spoonfuls of it! Here is my very easy step-by-step guide on how to make corn salsa just like the one at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Here is y Just Like Chipotle’s Corn Salsa Recipe
Salt & Pepper
Drain and poor canned corn into your bowl
Thinly dice the purple onion. How much to add is up to you and your liking. Add to bowl.
Wash and finely chop cilantro. Add to bowl.
Add pepper to the bowl of all ingredients, mix and Enjoy!Leave me a comment if you liked it or have an alternative recipe.
Pico de Gallo is one of my favorite Mexican salsas. How to make Pico de Gallo is even more fun and easy! Pico de Gallo is a called a “salsa fresca” in that the ingredients are left raw and it is a salsa that is not liquid based and is often used as the main ingredient in dishes such as tacos, chipotle bowls or simply place in a large bowl and serve with tortilla chips for dipping! Everyone is sure to love it.Here is my very own recipe passed on from generation to generation and I am sharing it with you hoping that you make it and enjoy it!
1/4 of a Yellow Onion
2 Chile serranos (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste!
* You will need a mixing bowl to place ingredients
Wash and dice tomatoes and place in a bowl
Dice onions into very small 1cm size cubes add to the bowl
Wash cilantro and take a handful of the springs and chop very finely
Add serrano chiles if you would like. Check out my article How To Properly Cut Chiles on how to do it and add it to your bowl!
Mix all ingredients in bowl and add pepper (I like to add a lot) & sprinkle some salt (be gentle on the salt)
Squeeze some fresh lime juice and mix again! Place in your serving bowl or stuff your tacos with it & enjoy!!
Some love them, some hate them, but we all know what a chile is and I am not talking about the country. How to properly cut a chile is a skill and should be learned by any cook out there who wants to use them as part of their cooking. Chiles come in all varieties or colors, flavors and spiciness. Here is a tip: The smaller the chile, the spicier it is! Follow my step by step guide on how to properly cut a chile.
How To Properly Cut A Chile
Wash and lay chiles on a cutting board.
Cut the tail off
Slice the chile in half horizontally
Remove the seeds from the inside
Dice chile as your recipe calls for
ENJOY LEAVE ME A COMMENT IF THIS WAS HELPFUL!