His and Hers Homemade Burrito Bowls

by Lisa on Friday: Jan 18, 2013

I don’t know about all of you, but I’m a huge fan of Chipotle and their legendary burrito bowls. I always get mine loaded up with rice, beans, fajita veggies, corn, sour cream, cheese, two kinds of salsa and a big scoop of guacamole. The only unfortunate thing is that it’s not super easy to get to Chipotle from where we live. It’s not exactly far, just in an inconvenient location with lots of crazy merges and crazy drivers. Thus, over the past few months, I’ve started making my own burrito bowls at home. It’s super easy and very flexible because you can throw in anything you have on hand that sounds delicious at the time.

Last night was the first time I’ve ever convinced D to join me in having a burrito bowl for dinner. Here’s what we did:

My base recipe for a vegetarian:
1. Saute some soy chorizo (or any other meat substitute of choice – but soy chorizo is very delicious!) until warmed through and slightly browned. I don’t usually add anything to it because it’s already so well spiced.
2. Add one serving of the cooked soy chorizo to a bowl while you assemble your other ingredients.
3. Sprinkle a generous helping of shredded cheese on top. I popped mine in the microwave for a few seconds here to help encourage some cheese melting action.
4. Top with some homemade guacamole (For 2 people, my guacamole includes 1 avocado, 1 clove of garlic, half of a tomato and some lime juice, salt and pepepper).
5. Add salsa
6. And a dollop of sour cream

Other great topping ideas: corn, black beans, lettuce, peppers, onions

For the non-vegetarian:
The only step that changes is #1. Instead of soy chorizo, D went with ground beef, sauteed with a little salt and pepper to taste. No oil added for the saute portion of the recipe, just a little cooking spray. D also opted to have a few tortilla chips crumbled on top for some crunch.

This meal is the perfect example of how a vegetarian and a non-vegetarian can have a dinner together without much extra effort. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals – both were filling and satisfying.


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11 Responses to “His and Hers Homemade Burrito Bowls”

  1. Janet says:

    following from the Friday chaos blog hop. I go back and forth about eating vegetarian or not but these burritos bowls sound delish. I’ll try them this weekend. thanks

  2. We just did this to cater to some vegetarians and non! Mexican is a perfect crossover meal with so many yummy veggies that can be added.

    • Lisa says:

      Nice! I always love a good Mexican dish, and when one is this easy to put together, it’s even better!

  3. Thanks for including the base recipe for the vegetarian! These sound amazing, I will have to give them a try!!

    • Lisa says:

      I hope you give them a try! They’re easy and delicious at the same time.

  4. Natalie says:

    Yum! Nice and simple recipe!

  5. Mmm … this looks fabulous! This would be great for entertaining, too … a fun way to make sure that everyone gets what they want. I really like the attitude that cooking for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians can be a breeze! Does your husband try out any of your veggie dishes? Thanks for sharing this recipe … I’m definitely trying it out!

    • Lisa says:

      I hope you give it a try. It’s such a versatile dish! He does try the things I make from time to time, and his opinion is that the soy chorizo makes a perfect taco meat substitute!

  6. This looks pretty good, I probably wouldn’t use the soy chorizo (I find it so hard to eat soy now with the whole GMO thing going on!) but I’d definitely sub beans for the meat. We aren’t vegetarians, but I’ve been after my husband to eat less meat. I physically feel better when my meals are made up of mostly veggies with a small portion of meat rather than the other way around!

    I found you from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop by the way! I’d love it if you popped by my site as well. TGIF (tomorrow)!

    (¸.•*´ Alicia ´*•.¸)

    • Lisa says:

      Subbing the meat/soy for beans is also another great idea! That’s why I love burrito bowls – so much versatility.

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