Also known as the Ultimate Girls’ Night In Burrito Bowls.
Lately, when the women folk and I have gotten together for dinner, we’ve been throwing down these bad bowls. They take hardly any time or effort to prepare, and are fun to assemble…a great talking piece until the wine sets in and all the soul-fiber talk comes out.
But don’t be skerd, gentlemen, there’s action in these bowls for you, too. They are, indeed man tested, man approved, and make for a stellar post-bike ride/run/outdoor recreation meal. Supersized, large and in charge, fiesta troughs of fun….fuel for a looooooong night on the couch.
PLUS, burrito bowls are just the easiest thing in life. I blush as I confess I use store-bought rotisserie chicken and pre-shredded cheese. I lay out a burrito bowl station on my counter, where everyone can pick and choose what they want. A make-your-own-bowl type of sitch, you hear? Simply cook up some rice, chop up some veggies and include an assortment of flavor and color. There is very little that can go wrong here.
I mean, just feast your face sockets on these beauts:
Here are the goodies I’ve been including at my Burrito Bowl Bar for…
Optimal Bowl Componentry:
- Rice (such as brown, white, forbidden, etc.)
- Beans (such as black beans, chickpeas, or pinto)
- Animal Protein (rotisserie chicken, salmon, beef, pork, you name it, throw it in)
- Crunchy veggie slaw (I just toss together cabbage, carrot, green onion, and garlic in lime juice and olive oil)
- Homemade or store-bought salsa and/or hot sauce (I like adding Crystal, sons and sisters)
- Super simple yet swanky sauce, such as chipotle sour cream (it’ll blow your head noggin).
- Avocado (the more the better. Guac works, too!)
- Grated cheese (I use pre-shredded cheese blends)
You can make these your own…change them up each time you make them, omit, add, substitute, get on wit yo bad self. If you have a mean baked/grilled chicken recipe you’re itching to contribute, totes do that instead of the easy route out via rotisserie. Leftover meat from a previous endeavor? bowl it! To save yourself some time, you can make the rice, cabbage slaw, and/or chipotle sour cream a day or two ahead of time.
That chipotle sour cream, though…what a burrito bowl it doth make! All you do for the chipotle cream is chop up those fiery hot canned chipotle chilis and mix them with sour cream. BOOM! Insta-steaze. Please don’t skip it…unless you’re spice-averse, in which case, skip to my lou.
Put it in a bowl and call it a burrito.