I have been to Chipotle exactly one time.
It’s borderline ridiculous that it took me until last April to try it out. After all, I’d heard great reviews about this restaurant. We just don’t eat out much unless we’re traveling.
After our (one and only) great experience there, we will definitely put this on our list of restaurants to find when we’re on the road. But in the meantime, we’ve started “making Chipotle” at home for easy Sunday lunches after church. It’s not much different, I suppose, than a regular Burrito Bar in which I’ve set out fixin’s and everyone fills a tortilla. But copying the Chipotle idea means I add a few burrito fillings that I hadn’t added before.
This has been great for our family, but even better when we have guests over. Everyone can make their burrito however they like. I personally skip the tortilla and make a big Burrito Bowl. So yum.
Build a Burrito Bar (Like Chipotle)
Here are the food items we like on our burrito bar:
- Salsa Chicken
- Seasoned Hamburger Meat
- Brown Rice (seasoned with chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and a splash of lime juice)
- Black Beans and or Pinto Beans
- Sauted onions and peppers
- Mixed Greens or Spinach
- Shredded Cheese
- Sour Cream
I think one of the best aspects of setting up this Burrito Bar is that I can get my entire family in on prepping it. I try to have the meat and rice made the day before so we can quickly warm them up when we get home from church. We all work together to cut and shred and dice – and within just a few minutes we can sit down to lunch!
Here are other “Build a _______ Bar” ideas I’ve shared:
- Build a Brownie Sundae Bar
- Build a Fruit Salad Bar
- Build a Pasta Salad Bar
- Build a Breakfast Burrito Bar
- Build an Iced Coffee Bar
Let me know if I’ve forgotten anything that you would have added to the “Burrito Bar” list! Also, help me think of other “Build a ______ Bar” ideas!
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