CopyCat Recipe: Chipotle’s Burrito Bowls

We’ve been slowly building Chipotle’s Burrito Bowls, one recipe at a time.  We started with Cilantro-Lime Rice.  Then, we added Vegetarian Black Beans and Adobo Marinated Chicken.  We topped it off with Corn Salsa and Mild Salsa.

Cooking Tips

All of these recipes are quick and easy to make, but making them all at the same time is still a bit of a juggling act.  Here are some tips to make the process smoother:

  • Marinate the Chicken first since it takes the longest.
  • Chop the cilantro both the rice and salsa recipes and set aside in a bowl.
  • The salsas can be made several hours and stored in the fridge.
  • The beans can simmer on the stove or in a slow cooker until you’re ready to eat.
  • The rice will need to be done last.  Fix it while cooking the chicken.

The only other item you’ll need is shredded Monterey Jack cheese and some chips.  Let everyone layer their own bowls according to their taste and dig in!

Restaurant to Home Cost Comparison

Burrito Bowls are delicious and a great casual company meal, because everyone can layer the items to their liking.  Making them at home also saves money.

One Burrito Bowl will cost about $6.95 in the restaurant.  It will cost you approximately $17.60 to buy all the ingredients for burrito bowls to make at home, but it will serve 6-8 people. It will cost you about $2.50 per serving, however, you can save around $35.60 on dinner for 8 people!

Tiffany King writes the blog, Eat at Home. She shares easy recipes as well as printable menus with complete grocery lists. There are over two years’ worth of menus available for free. She focuses on common and frugal ingredients to make meals that are family friendly and quick to fix. Tiffany is also the author of Feast in 15, an eBook of 15 minute meals.

by Savings Lifestyle: Tiffany on April 18, 2012

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