So over the last 9 months I have gushed and gushed about how much we LOVE Savannah but there is a big problem here. While Savannah is full of amazing restaurants and we have had some incredible food, there is one thing missing. Chipotle. You see, when we went to the University of Arizona there was a Chipotle on campus. We got spoiled. At Fort Hood we had one. In Missouri we didn’t but we were only there for 6 months. When we moved here we were shocked to find out that we wouldn’t be getting our burrito bowl fix.
Chris was devastated. So devastated that he emailed corporate laying out some statistics to show them that they should come here. It was hilarious. They even responded and a little birdie said that maybe, just maybe, our favorite fast food chain will be making an appearance in coastal Georgia. Fingers crossed it’s before we move again! However, in the meantime, I have spent some time perfecting a recipe for homemade Chipotle bowls. And I have succeeded. Chris is the ultimate taste tester and he says that recipe is winning.
This recipe can be adapted to your palate. I like a little kick but not too much so we keep the cayenne in check. The longer you marinate the steak the more flavorful it’ll be but it tastes great after only an hour in the fridge. When we can’t have the real thing, this is the next best!
Homemade Chipotle Bowls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients (2 Servings)
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 lb flank steak, sliced into 1in thick slices
In a small bowl, mix together the oregano, pepper, cumin, and chili powder. Add the garlic, olive oil and water. Mix until well combined.
Place your steak into a large baggie. Pour the marinade over steak, seal the bag, and shake until steak is evenly coated.
Refrigerate for at least one hour.
Preheat grill to a medium-high heat. Grill the steak to your desired amount of doneness. Chop and serve over cilantro lime rice with your favorite garnishes.
Do you have a Chipotle near you? Do you care? Haha 😉