I, like most people, went away to college to get a degree. Not only did I get that degree, I walked away with something else as well. Like any other college student, I binged on a lot of fast food and carryout, with "Mexican" food being one of my favorites. You know the typical taco, burrito, Tex-Mex meal from a chain restaurant. But it wasn't until a friend (shout out to Nicole Hernández) introduced me to the food of her culture that I truly began to appreciate Mexican cuisine. It's to the point now that I cringe at the memory of me using store bought, just add water, seasoning packets when preparing Mexican dishes. I'm not a snob now I swear! My taste buds have just matured a bit.
So about this dish, since I know you do not want to hear about my journey of culinary enlightenment. I started making my own burrito bowls simply because I was not into standing in the long lines and being over charged for something that I could make in my own kitchen. That desire, plus a little inspiration from my friend's amazing meals led me to this.
What I really like about this dish is that you can make it anyway you want. I don't even think I've made the burrito bowls the same way more than once. There is no strict recipe to this. So be free, create, explore new flavors and ENJOY! Please share with me your spin on the dish.
- Rice (White or Brown)
- Black Beans
- Guacamole (home made or store bought)
- Crema w/ Sriracha added
- Queso Blanco
- Adobo Seasoning
Flavors to Try: Steak, Chorizo, Pinto Beans, Jalapeños, Habanero Pepper, Cumin, Cilantro and more....
1. Season, prepare and cook your meat, rice and beans. Prepare the rest of your ingredients for assembly
2. After you assemble the main ingredients (rice, meat and beans) add your choice of toppings.
3. Serve immediately and enjoy!