There is a certain Mexican type restaurant of which I am a huge fan. We won’t go into details or name names but it starts with a C and ends with an E and is the name of a pepper and has huge burrito’s and burrito bowls and is known for giving you a free burrito on Halloween if you dress up, which prompted lots of people to wrap themselves in aluminum foil. Well, at least they used to give you a free burrito for dressing up; I don’t think they do that anymore. OH WAIT! I just got my annual text message saying I can get a burrito for $3.00 if I dress up. Hmm, $3.00 it may be worth it still.
So anyway, I am a huge fan, but I don’t want to go out to eat all the time, it gets expensive. So the hubby and I set out to recreate it at home. And I’m sorry to say, I may never actually go to the restaurant again.
We decided to start off easy and create a burrito bowl with pork. We started with some Farm Rich Smokehouse Dry Rub Smoked Pork. This was literally the only ingredient we had to buy. Everything else we had in the pantry; rice, a can of black beans, cheese, sour cream, and salsa.
Now I will admit, this is a really complicated recipe so be sure to follow closely and pay attention.
Throw the can of black beans in a small pan on the stove. Cook up some quick white rice (or brown rice if you like). Microwave the pork.
Get out a bowl. Put some of the cooked rice in the bowl, then a spoonful or two (or three or four) of black beans on top. Now put some of the Farm Rich Smokehouse Dry Rub Smoked Pork on top. Now some salsa. Now some cheese. Now add some sour cream on top.
Boom. That was hard wasn’t it? We literally recreated one of our favorite take-out meals in something like 10 minutes.
Now, let’s be honest, I could complicate this recipe a lot more but for me, this worked and capture the essence of what I was going for. I did not have cilantro or lime on hand so I did not use it. It was getting late and I did not have time to whip up a corn salsa so I simply skipped that step.
Note: As I was making up my burrito bowl I did sneak a bite of the Dry Rub Smoked Pork right out of the container without any form of sauce, etc… and it was absolutely amazing. The leftovers are in the refrigerator right now and I am debating having another bowl or perhaps a sandwich for lunch today! Just don’t tell my husband that I was sneaking food without him!