12 DIY Burrito Bowls That Beat Going To Chipotle


Chipotle’s great and all, but it’s a little ridiculous that guacamole costs extra. Every time I’m in line they say, “Guac costs extra, is that OK?” Umm, no, not at all. But will I pay for it? *Heavy sigh* Yes.

If you’re over the fee for guacamole, why not try making a banging burrito bowl in the comfort of your home where you can have as much avocado goodness as you’d like? Sounds like a pretty good idea to me!

If you’re feeling the whole “make Chipotle at home” concept, then you should definitely try any of these 12 DIY burrito bowls that you can whip up in your very own kitchen.

1. Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Healthy and delicious. I don’t mind if I do. Get the recipe.

Gimme Some Oven

2. Turkey Black Bean Quinoa Bowl

Turkey is an option they don’t have at Chipotle, but you can certainly make this version at home. Get the recipe.

Boulder Locavore

3. Grilled Tilapia Bowl

Tilapia bowls sound amazing. I don’t know why Chipotle didn’t think of it sooner. Guess we beat them to it!

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4. Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl

Yes, you can turn cauliflower into rice if you run it in the food processor long enough. Sounds pretty good, hey? Get the recipe.

Joy The Baker

5. Just Like Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Stick with what you know and create a bowl the same way you’d order it at Chipotle. Get the recipe.

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6. Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl

You can’t go wrong with some slow-cooked pulled pork in your DIY burrito bowl.

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7. One Pot Burrito Bowl

You can fix everything in one pot to minimize cleaning. Just because you eat at home doesn’t mean the clean up has to take forever.

No. 2 Pencil

8. Vegan Burrito Bowl

You can even go meatless with your bowl. Get as creative as you’d like. You are in the comfort of your kitchen, after all. Get the recipe.

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9. Tortilla Bowl

You can do something that Chipotle doesn’t do…serve your burrito in a bowl that’s made out of a tortilla. Follow these directions, I promise, it’s way easier than you’d think.

Happy Herbivore

10. Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl

Ditch the bowl all together and enjoy your burrito goodness inside a squash. Get the yummy recipe.

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11. Crock-pot Carnitas

Mix everything up in your crock-pot, and it’ll be ready to enjoy by dinnertime. How easy way that? Get the recipe.

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12. Chipotle Bowl Chili

Bet you never thought of this before— take that burrito bowl and turn it into chili. That sounds too good! Get the recipe.


Any of these 12 options are definitely good enough to ditch Chipotle for — especially if you’re looking to save some money on other things besides guacamole.

[h/t: Brit.co]


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