I really enjoy cooking, but I enjoy eating so much more!
I’ve got two boys (11 and 14) and these days, the older one can eat two Chipotle burritos in one sitting, so when I’m cooking dinner, it had better be lots of food! Since two burritos per kid can break the bank, I try to duplicate it at home. Turns out, it’s not that hard, and my 11 year old (the picky one) agrees!
So how do I make the restaurant burritos at home?
Crockpot and/or Pressure Cooker Tex-Mex meat
(yes, it’s a vague title!)
Pick a meat- Chicken or Pork
Place it in the crockpot or pressure cooker. Add adobo chiles—they’re in the Mexican section right next to the canned sliced jalapenos—from the can, depending on how much meat. I usually use about 2-3 pounds, so I add half a can. Add water to cover the bottom. Cook all day (crockpot) or about 30 minutes (pressure cooker).
Pull the meat into shreds. That’s it!
My 11 year old calls it Chipotle chicken (even if it’s pork) because he thinks it tastes the same. I sauté peppers and onions and make white rice and chop in some cilantro.
Fill your tortilla with what you like best! Top with sour cream, salsa, green chile, guacamole…and more!
Leftovers? Make nachos or quesadillas.
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