If you know my daughter, you know that she LOVES Chipotle. We started eating there when they announced that they were GMO free. It was a great way to eat out and not feel like we were pumping our bodies full of glyphosate residue. Anyway, that being said, we have noticed in the past 6 months or so that Noelle seems to have a reaction to something in Chipotle food. We aren’t sure what it is. We thought tomatoes, cilantro, then maybe guacamole, but after we tried a million combinations and tests. It doesn’t seem to be any of these things. We think it might just be the preservatives in their lemon and lime juice. So ANYWAY, I wanted a way to have something similar at home. I decided to try my hand at taco bowls at home. Here are the ingredients:
- Organic Guacamole – we got store bought because it was organic and easier
- Organic Ground Beef
- Organic Tomatoes – for Pico
- Organic Cilantro
- Organic Quinoa
- Organi Limes – for lime juice
- Organic Corn
- Mild Green Chilis
- Organic White Onions
- Organic Black Beans
- Organic Romaine Lettuce
- Organic Garlic Powder, Cumin, Chili Powder, Onion Powder
- Organic Tortilla Chips – We did not use these but they would add some “crunch” to the bowl
We cooked the black beans with salt, and garlic powder. You can also add onions to this as well. I leave the liquid IN as I cook them, and then strain them before putting in the bowl.
Then I wanted to do something special with the corn. I love these mild green chilis so I added them to the corn with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.
I also combined organic ground beef, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin. I wish I could give you estimates of how much I put but honestly I just eye ball it and taste it as I go.
I wanted to do something other than just typical rice, so I opted for quinoa. I didn’t add anything other than salt because I knew the guacamole and pico would flavor it enough.
Last but not least (and you can’t see it here because it is covered with all the goodies), romaine lettuce. We chopped it up, and then layered all the parts on top of it in the bowls.
My family (both my husband and my daughter) loved these bowls! You can mix up any of the ingredients, so the options are endless!