Monday, May 7, 2012

Recreating Chipotle

Simon's mom and brother were visiting this weekend for his brother's birthday.  We had a bunch of people over to our apartment for dinner (there were 10 of us in all--a new record!) on Saturday night to celebrate. We provided the main dish and dessert, while our guests provided an amazing spread of appetizers, drinks, and a side dish (corn on the cob!). 

For the main dish, we decided to recreate the vegetarian offerings at Chipotle Mexican Grill.  Feeding 10 people is easy as pie for a restaurant like Chipotle, right?  Here's what we had:
  • Whole wheat tortillas for burritos/tacos
  • Cilantro-lime brown rice (we prepared the rice and then mixed in chopped cilantro and lime juice)
  • Black beans (drained, rinsed, and heated)
  • Peppers and onions (saut√©ed in olive oil for about 20 minutes until very tender)
  • Corn (toasted in a pan)
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole (we used store-bought, but here's my recipe)
  • Lettuce
  • Shredded cheese, for those who wanted it
We made chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting for dessert.  Everyone needs some cake on their birthday. 

It was a great night, and I'm pretty sure we were all just as stuffed as we would have been had we actually dined at Chipotle. 

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