Homemade Chipotle Night…
Prior to meeting Josh I hated Chipotle, I thought it was the most God-awful Mexican food ever created. But once Josh told me “Order it like I do, just get what I have” I was sold. And now having “Homemade Chipotle Night” is one of our favorite meals.
I thought it seemed like a lot of work to make all the ingredients that go into a delicious Chipotle Burrito, but as long as you have a crockpot the process is pretty easy. This isn’t an exact “Chipotle Recipe” but its one we’ve created and modified over time. Enjoy!
1 Large Pork Loin
1 Pack Taco Seasoning
2-4 Cups white rice
Salsa (or ingredients for fresh salsa, try my recipe)
Baked black beans (optional)
Shredded Cheese (optional)
Taco Sauce (optional)
Add two cups of water to your crock pot and mix in the packet of taco seasoning and 1-2 tbsp of sriracha sauce (depending on how spicy you want it to be). Add the pork loin and allow it to cook on low for 6-8 hours.
When the pork loin has 10 minutes left of cooking time, start your rice. Each burrito needs roughly 1/2 cup of rice, so follow the instructions on the box. Before the water for the rice boils, add 1 tbsp lime juice, 1 tsp cayenne pepper and 1/8 cup finely chopped cilantro. Finish as instructed on the box.
When the rice is done (which should only take a few minutes), you’re ready to eat! The pork should practically fall apart, so just shred it with a fork. Top your tortilla with meat, rice, salsa and any other ingredients you choose!
If you decide to try the homemade salsa, I recommend throwing it together the night before, as it should be refrigerated several hours before eating (it gives you a great way to use up the rest of that cilantro). I love this meal because not only does it taste great but it can be ready 15 minutes after we get home from work, so it’s great for nights that we’re rushing back out the door. You can also try a slightly healthier version by using spinach tortillas and brown rice. If you have your own version of “Homemade Chipotle” or suggestions on how to recreate their “Hot Salsa” (we’ve tried several times) we’d love to hear them!