Copycat Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Copycat Chipotle Burrito BowlDo you have a favorite restaurant meal that you always crave whenever you go out to eat?  I do!  In fact, I’ve got several…but one of my favorites is the Chipotle’s Burrito Bowl.  I used to order the burrito at Chipotle, but then my wife taught me to order the bowl and ask for the tortilla on the side.  Then you just tear off pieces of the tortilla and make a bunch of mini-burritos.  (Just typing this is making me crave a burrito bowl now!)

I really enjoy cooking at home, so I decided to take on the challenge of re-creating the Chipotle Burrito Bowl at home.  I had a blast tweaking the recipes until I found a version that got pretty darned close to what you get at Chipotle.  My sister-in-law is straight addicted to Chipotle, and she was the first one to introduce me to the wonders of a Chipotle burrito bowl many years ago.  I knew she would make a great judge, so I bribed her to do a taste test for me.  And the result?  Two thumbs up!  I’ll take it…and I’ll also take a burrito bowl for dinner tonight please!

This post was also published on Food Fanatic.


  1. We love chipotle, but we don’t have one locally. We can only have it when we are traveling. Love the idea of recreating at home. Thanks.

    • You definitely need to add this to your list of things to make, Laura! It’s one of my favorites…and we always make a bunch so we can eat it for leftovers, too.

  2. What? What? No way!! I love love Chipotle and the bowl is the only thing I order. We didn’t have one in Syracuse my first year here and when they showed up I was there for months. So glad you got this recipe pretty close to theirs. I will make this ASAP and report back :) Thank you! Happy New Year

    • Haha…same here, Zainab! It’s a bit of work to make all of the recipes for the bowl…but it is SO worth the effort. Just make a ton of it and then have easy leftovers for several nights. :-) Happy New Year!!

  3. You’ve been busy blogging during the holidays David! This sounds amazing. Who doesn’t love a chipotle burrito bowl? YUM! :)

    • Haha…indeed I have been, Anne! Too bad the 12+” of snow outside has blocked in my grill for a couple of days….or I might be out there making more of this Chipotle Burrito Bowl!

  4. Hmm, I haven’t been to Chipolte yet, and it’s right down the road at the mall. I will have to put it on the list of places to visit for date night!

    • If you like Tex-Mex food, then you’ll love Chipotle! I always get the burrito bowl with either chicken or barbacoa…and then just load it up with all sorts of delicious toppings. Let me know what you think if you make it over there!


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