To make a homemade burrito bowl that will blow chipotle out of the water, you'll need a few key ingredients. These ingredients are by no means mandatory and the idea is for you to mix and match what you like best, exactly as you would do when walking through the line at Chipotle!
1. Rice (brown or white)
prepare according to package directions
I like using beans and making my bowl vegetarian. You could also add in grilled shrimp, chicken, shredded pork, or even steak!
Go for something crumbled or shredded. If I opt to add cheese to my bowl, I love cotija cheese (it's like a Mexican style feta, super mild and super delicious). You could also use monteray jack, pepper jack, or cheddar.
You could use a store bought salsa or create a homemade salsa. Up to you!
5. Grilled Corn
Place an ear of corn on the grill for about 15 minutes charring each side.
6. Diced Vegetables
I love diced bell peppers, avocados, and tomatoes, but your options are literally endless.
I like shredded romaine for the crunch. Mix it up and try grilling your romaine.
8. Citrus and Tobasco
I really like to dress my bowls. I use lime juice and tobasco to keep it light and fresh.
9. Extras: Mango, Cilantro, Sour Cream, Jalapeno
Add any or all of this for a great flavor punch!
ASSEMBLING YOUR BOWL:
Pick as many or as few of the above ingredients and combine any way you like! Pictured below is my bowl. It has shredded lettuce, 1/2 an ear of grilled corn, 1/3 cup black beans, 1/2 cup brown rice, 1/2 cup diced tomatoes, 1/4 of a bell pepper, cilantro, minced jalapeno, lime juice and tobasco. This bowl is one of my favorites to eat for a light lunch and it's vegan! Try making your own bowls and you'll get addicted to the ability to create your own Chipotle style flavors in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Share your bowl creations here in the comments section. Happy eating!