Monday, November 12, 2012

Chipotle Fan(s)

Today's Workout: 45 min elliptical


Kyle came to visit DC this weekend and, per usual, the weekend flew by.

We have tried essentially every form of transportation to get to and from each other, and Megabus is our preferred mode. The train costs more than twice as much and takes close to 8 hours (almost twice as long), flying is OK but with the time it takes getting through security/boarding/actually flying, it is not worth the price tag. The bus cost $30 and takes about 4 and half hours. There is wifi on the bus so we can use the travel time to get some school work done - which is imperative as we don't tend to be productive when we get to see each other.

Tubby anxiously waited for kyle to come out of Union Station.  

His bus got in later in the evening so we were both starving. We headed home to make some dinner.

We are both fans of Chipotle, but that love affair can be expensive when you really think about how much those ingredients cost.

We stumbled across this website some time ago and realized we could remake our addiction at home.

They have the ingredients for each of their add-ins on the website, and we recreated the following:

(we made some serving size alterations)

Steak Marinade  (we used the same seasoning but with ground beef - it still tasted great)
1 (2 ounce) package dried ancho chilies
1 teaspoon back peppers
2 teaspoons cumin powder
2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
2 red onions, quartered
4 sup vegetable oil
2 small steaks

Chipotle Rice:
1 teaspoon vegetable oil or butter
2 tsp. fresh cilantro
2/3 cup white basmati rice
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Lime

Corn Salsa:
6 Ears Sweet Yellow Corn
2 Poblano Chilies
1/2 Red Onion
2 Red Jalapenos
1/3 Cup Chopped Cilantro
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Chipotle Guac: (despite the low quality pic, it was a great vibrant green)
2 Hass Avocados
1/2 of a Jalapeno pepper, seeded, and minced
1/4 of a red onion, finely chopped
2 heaping Tablespoons of Cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 of a lime, juiced
1/4 teaspoon salt 

Actual cooking instructions can be found on the website. We also diced up some tomatoes (for him) and he also added some sour cream (not a fan). The options for chicken, beans, etc. are all on the website too - so if you or someone you love (or like a little bit) is a chipotle fan - these recipes are a must.  

Other Mexican Classics

Obviously this was his work. My final product would have been a hot mess.




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