My team from school came over last week for Burrito Bowl and Game Night and we had so much fun! Burrito bowls are the perfect meal to serve for a crowd because you can pre-make all of the ingredients and have it ready to go when they arrive and then they arrange it themselves. They can make it just how they want it, and then they brought chips, guacamole, salsa, dip, and margarita makings so there’s something for everybody. You can arrange the meal in an assembly line so they can go through and fill up their bowl. We also played What the Meme, and it was so fun! Here’s how to make and prep burrito night for a group, we had 7 people but we probably had enough food for 15 or more…Oops.
Burrito Bowl Night
3 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup Roasted Corn, frozen from TJ
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
2 red bell pepper, 1 yellow bell, 1 orange bell pepper sliced
1/2 red and 2 yellow onions halved and sliced
3 cups brown jasmine rice dry
cilantro, salsa, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado or guacamole, chips
Homemade Pico– 4 plum tomatoes (deseeded), 1/4 red onion, 1/4 cup cilantro, lime juice of 1 lime, salt to taste and pulse in a food processor until chopped
- An hour or more before serving, cook rice in a rice cooker or stock pot and when it’s done, fluff and stir in juice of one lime and fresh cilantro.
- In a large skillet, heat black beans, pinto beans, roasted corn, and spices and heat over medium until warm (8-10 minutes)
- Saute sliced peppers and onions over medium heat until tender but not soggy, 5-7 minutes.
- Chop toppings and have them laid out on a large tray so everyone can see each ingredient to add to their bowl.
- Have everyone go through the line and fill their bowl with rice, beans, peppers and onions, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pico, avocado, guacamole, and fresh cilantro. YUM!
My brother made these for our family over break and they’re his friend’s recipe. They’re like skinny margs because they don’t use mix.
1 part fresh squeezed lime juice
2 parts tequila
1/2 part agave nectar