I’m not embarrassed to admit my love for certain Mexican chain restaurants that serve massive, calorie-laden burritos – gotta love the Q! Don’t get me wrong, I much prefer authentic Mexican food but sometimes Mexican fast food just hits the spot. A quick peak at the nutritional value for any of my favorite entrees from such establishments is enough to send me running to the gym so as much as I may love it, we only indulge a few times a year.
Burrito bowls (basically a burrito minus the tortilla) are a popular menu item in these restaurants, and are often referred to as “naked” burritos. (I’m a little wary of having that word in the title of a blog post. Who knows what sort of weird searches could lead people here?) I never order them myself because if I’m going to indulge, I go ahead and get the tortilla. But this concept is perfect for a quick and easy, healthy weeknight meal. I used leftovers from other meals to make these burrito bowls and they were so simple to throw together. I was pleasantly surprised with what a great meal this turned out to be. Tasty, filling, and far better for us than the restaurant burrito. This isn’t really even a recipe, just a general meal idea, so I have linked to the various components I included in my burrito bowls. They are incredibly adaptable to suit your own tastes so feel free to experiment!
Inspired by Qdoba, Chipotle, etc.