Oh, Chipotle. How we love your spicy hot sauce, fresh cilantro-lime rice, all that guac… mmm. But the portion sizes? Unless you’re actually a “save half for later” kinda person (props to you), it’s next-to-impossible to leave Chipotle without feeling like Thanksgiving just ended. Luckily, your favorite Chipotle chicken recipe, burrito bowl, and tacos actually aren’t that hard to recreate. Next time you’re craving the Tex-Mex goodness, skip the personal Man vs. Food challenge and use these recipes to make your own version at home. Your stomach (and wallet) will thank you.
A classic Chipotle order, this bowl is all about the steak. For best results, let the meat marinate for a few hours before whipping up the bowls, which include all the best toppings: black beans, cheese, tomatoes, peppers, and onions.
This delicious corn salsa can be added to burritos, bowls, tacos, salads… you get the picture. It’s great no matter what you put it on. A roasted poblano pepper is the secret ingredient that gets added to sweet white corn, red onion, jalapeño, fresh cilantro, and sea salt.
Put this flavorful beef in the Crock-Pot before work and come home to the smoky-sweet smell of dinner practically ready to go. The beef is cooked with broth, apple cider vinegar, chipotle chilies, lime juice, and a handful of spices. Serve it with rice and veggies, on a sandwich, or with a handful of tortilla chips.
Never pay extra for guac again. This copycat recipe gets it right with six simple ingredients: avocados (duh), lime juice, salt, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño peppers.
Sofritas fans, you’re gonna want to eat this all.the.time. The spicy sauce is made with peppers, salsa, garlic, and a pinch of sugar, and goes over scrambled tofu, pinto beans, and onions. Top it with lettuce, guac, and a squeeze of lime juice to really replicate the taste.
Lime juice, olive oil, and a homemade taco seasoning are all you need to transform plain ol’ chicken breasts into Chipotle-style chicken. Prep it with cilantro rice and pile on all your usual toppings.
If you’re gonna make Chipotle at home, you have to have the right base. This 10-minute recipe transforms leftover brown rice with just three ingredients (plus salt and pepper): avocado oil, lime juice, and fresh cilantro.