Monday, October 3, 2011
Chipotle Style Burrito Bowls
Isn't there just something about the burritos (or in my case the burrito bowls) at Chipotle? They are so good! My love of the Chipotle burrito bowl goes way back to when I lived in Philly and could only eat at this place when I visited my friend KL in Washington DC (Philly didn't have any Chipotle's at that time.) One time the two of us met another friend, JB, at our favorite Chipotle spot in Silver Spring. We all got our foil-covered tubes of wonderfulness and sat down at a table to enjoy. Twenty minutes later, JB exclaimed "How are you still eating that?!" Indeed, while the other two had long since finished their burrito's, I was still sawing away with a plastic knife and fork at my tortilla filled with all the veggie-goodness. "It's too messy! I have to eat it like this, and besides we're laughing and talking so much, I'm getting too distracted; now let me finish." Ever since then, I automatically just ask for the burrito bowl and skip the whole mess of trying to eat a tortilla wrapped burrito with a knife and fork. It's much easier this way.
Last week, I had a Chipotle burrito bowl for lunch on one of my trips, but by the end of the week I was already craving it again! Time to make it at home.
I gathered and prepared all the ingredients to replicate what I get in Chipotle's Vegetarian burrito bowl:
fajita-style peppers and onions
pico de gallo
shredded romaine lettuce
And chips on the side, of course.
"This is how they do it Chipotle, but you can do it however you want, I'm just saying..." I instructed my husband. "First you put the rice in a bowl. Next, add the beans. Then, the fajita veggies. Then everything else followed by a whopping dollup of guac." Voila! A Chipotle Style Burrito Bowl in the comfort of your own home!