Saturday, August 5, 2017

Burrito Bowls #Recipe @PegCochran

This is more of a “how-to” than it is a recipe since there is room for lots and lots of variation and individual choices and preferences.  Mexican foods (or foods with Mexican flavoring) are always a huge hit with my husband.  But we don’t go out to eat that often, so I prefer to make my own.

This is a “sort of” version of a Chipotle burrito bowl although making it yourself allows you to control what goes in it!

Suggested ingredients:

Ground beef, turkey or shredded, cooked chicken
Taco seasoning – either from a packet or your own mix
1 Cup rice—I used brown rice
1 Cup Salsa—I prefer fresh salsa but bottled will work as well
1 Can Black beans or your choice of kidney or pinto
1 Cup corn
Sour cream
Chopped onions
Avocado, diced
Diced tomatoes
Ranch dressing
Cilantro (optional)

Saute ground meat if using with Taco seasoning and enough water
but not so much it turns soupy.    
Mix black beans with corn.  Dice toppings.

Mix one cup of rice with one cup of salsa.

 Mix ranch dressing with chopped cilantro or cilantro paste (in a tube--usually near the fresh herbs)
Build your bowl:  layer rice/beans/ground meat in a bowl and add toppings of your choice.  Drizzle with dressing and serve with tortilla chips if desired.


The county fair is the highlight of the year for the small town of Lovett, Michigan—especially for food-and-lifestyle blogger Shelby McDonald, who writes as the Farmer’s Daughter. She’s submitting jams and jellies she’s created from the produce she grows at Love Blossom Farm in hopes of harvesting a blue ribbon.

But the townspeople get more than just the excitement of hayrides, tractor pulls, and cotton candy when Shelby’s neighbor and volunteer fireman, Jake Taylor, extricates the body of Zeke Barnstable instead of a dummy during a demonstration of the Jaws of Life. The fact that Jake and Zeke were known to be at odds plants suspicion in the minds of the police. As evidence against Jake grows, Shelby knows she has to plow through the clues to weed out the true killer and save her friend.

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  1. I love this, Peg! All my favorite stuff in an easy summer meal. Thank you. Off to share! Hugs. MJ

  2. Great meal idea.
    Minimal cooking for hot weather with a made to order combination of tasty goodies.