Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easy Dinner: Stolen "Recipe" for Mexican Gumbo

Lord knows I'm a fan of the burrito bowl.  After buying a boatload of them from Chipotle, I started to make them at home... like, all the time.

Confession: It's one of my favorite things to make when we have people over.  I cook/chop up some options.  Everyone picks what they want in their own bowl.  Everyone loves his or her own meal.  I am praised for fabulousness, I blush modestly.  Success.

We make b bowls about once a week even when it's just us.  It's a handy way to use up leftover meats--generally whatever beast or bird that E smoked on Sunday I shred up and save for a Tuesday night dinner. A little rice, a dash of beans, some corn, avocado or salsa... meal time.

One of the days I was down in Riverside for Mock Trial I stayed back at the hotel with a sick kiddo.  I walked to a nearby Chipotle-esque joint for lunch, Qdoba.  I don't know how popular (or not) these are, but we don't have them around here.  I liked it.

Anyway, I got a good idea for a burrito bowl variation while I was there.  Tonight I totally copied it: Mexican Gumbo.



I sliced up a (very ripe) avocado to top mine.


Mexican Gumbo

ingredients:

cooked chicken, pork or beef of any kind
white rice
beans of any kind
chicken tortilla soup broth (I just mixed chicken broth and a bit of enchilada sauce together to taste)
shredded cheese
salsa
sour cream
crumbled tortilla chips

recipe:

1.  Layer rice, beans, meat in bowl.
2. Add a scoop of broth.
3. Top with cheese, salsa, sour cream or chips.

And just like that a nice variation of the burrito bowl is born.

THE END

2 comments:

  1. Qdoba is the bomb. There was one in Natomas until about a year ago....I eat there every time I'm in Colorado, and I've found two in Vegas so far. Their queso is what draws me in - delicious!

    Your gumbo recipe looks good - that's one of my favorite things to order there too!

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  2. There is a Qdoba in Roseville too over by the mall. I like their taco salad!

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