Monday, July 9

{Keeeeeeen-waaaa} Burrito Bowls

What's up, y'all?

I had so much fun yesterday sharing my new ottoman with you, it's been awesome seeing how many of you have checked it out today!

Tonight I wanted to share a new recipe that I tried out this week that. was. DELICIOUS.

Brian & I love Chipotle.  It's fresh and delicious.  

And it's Mexican, which makes up about 94% of Brian's and my diet.  

This recipe is a take on Chipotle's Burrito Bowls.  Only instead of using rice, the recipe calls for quinoa.

Ah, quinoa.  

Never had it?  Quinoa, {keen-wa} is a whole grain, prepared just like rice & it is a complete protein.  Big in the Vegetarian world, but catching on in meat eaters' worlds as well,  it's awesome. 

I came across this recipe on Pinterest, {duh.}  It hails originally from The Shiksa in the Kitchen,

{an AWESOME little blog, if you haven't checked it out yet, I recommend it...amazing recipes.}

but I did make some changes to her recipe.  

Here they are:

- Start by sautéing some finely chopped Onion in 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil in a medium sauce pan,

{the recipe called for 1/4 Cup, but y'all know I love sautéed onions, so I just used half of a small onion}

- Go ahead and throw a clove or 2 of minced garlic in there now, too

Give them a few minutes to get nice and
translucent and brown...I like to salt them when I first put them in.

- Next, rinse & drain 2 {15 oz} cans of black beans

- Now, combine the black beans in the sauce pan with the onions & add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, a Tablespoon of cumin, 1/2 Cup of water, a small handful of fresh, chopped cilantro & the juice of 1 lime

{these seasonings differ from the original recipe, I used my traditional taco seasonings}

- Bring the black beans to a boil and then turn to low and simmer for at least 15 minutes

- Meanwhile, rinse 1 cup of quinoa in a fine mesh strainer

- Bring the quinoa to a boil in 2 Cups of water, then reduce to low and simmer, covered, for around 20 minutes

{leave the quinoa alone while it's simmering...once the water has all evaporated, fluff with a fork...this should keep the quinoa nice & fluffy}

- After the quinoa is cooked, stir in a small handful of fresh, chopped cilantro & the juice of 1 lime

Now, use whichever taco or burrito toppings you prefer!  

I made my favorite corn salsa, {you can find the recipe here,} shredded cheese, chopped lettuce & avocado, {duhr.}

- First, put your quinoa in the bowl and serve black beans over that

- And, finally, add your toppings!

These turned out so well!  We really enjoyed them.

Seriously.  Delicious.

They are so filling thanks to the quinoa and black beans...yum.

I hope you'll give them a try, until then, here's hoping you made it through today without coming down with a case of the Mondays.


I'm linking this up to another Pinterest Party, here!

This one is put on by:

Sherry {Young House Love}
- Check out Sherry's awesome Paint Project

Katie {The Bower Power Blog}
- Katie made such a cute TeePee, {from a project which I've also pinned!}

Kate {Centsational Girl}
- I am obsessed with Kate's X Base Table

& Michelle {Ten June Blog}
- Michelle's Modge Podge Nursery Art has the wheels in my head turning for sure...

These ladies are a huge inspiration to me.

If you haven't been to their blogs yet...well, you're crazy...but seriously, go.  At least check out their Pinterest projects!

Until then, Happy Tuesday, folks.


  1. I am a new addict to quinoa, and can't wait to try out this amazing looking recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You'll love it, Jessica, I promise! Definitely one of our new favorites!

  2. So pinning this. I love Chipotle. I love Quinoa. I must have them both together!

    Bernadette from

    1. I hope you make them! They're so easy and SO delicious!

  3. I must try this! I recently eliminated meat from my diet and it hasn't been much of a challenge really but I'm still always on the look out for new recipes. Especially Mexican food!

    1. As a vegetarian, I found that Mexican food was the easiest to work with and also had the most options to work with without getting boring! Anything with black beans and avocado and fresh salsa...yum!