ChiPUPle Burrito Bowls!

September 6, 2016

Nothing beats Chipotle burritos and bowls, but along with thousands of calories and grams of sodium comes the gut rot and guilt. I thought, why not make my own Chipotle bowls at home in order to:

  1. Save Money
  2. Eat Healthier
  3. Have fun with Benny
  4. Try something NEW!

These turned out better than expected… probably my favorite Taco Tuesday thus far. Here’s how its done:

Ingredients
 
Cilantro Lime Rice:
  • 2 cups white/brown rice
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 4 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
Garlic Beans:
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp dry oregano
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • dash of pepper
Vegetables:
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
Toppings:
  • fresh salsa (pico de gallo)
  • guacamole
  • mozarella cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • sour cream (for you, not your pup)
Directions
Cilantro Lime Rice
  1. Cook the rice according to the directions on the package (usually for 40-45 minutes). Before water starts to boil add salt.
  2. Once the rice is cooked, place in a large bowl and add lemon juice, lime juice and cilantro. Mix well.

(You can pre-cook the rice the day before, it will keep for 2-3 days)

Garlic Beans
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small pot and heat over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
Vegetables
  1. Cut peppers and onion into strings.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet.
  3. Add red onion to the skillet and sauté for 3 minutes over medium/high heat.
  4. Add cut peppers and cook for 5 more minutes.
  5. Add the seasoning and continue cooking until the vegetables are soft (about 2 minutes).
Keep in mind, dogs should not have onions under any circumstances. While brown rice is okay, stick to white rice for easier digestion. I did not incorporate any meat as Benny is on a low protein diet due to his kidney failure. Dogs are safe to eat avocados, peppers, lettuce, beans, tomatoes, and cheese all in moderation. As always, consult your veterinarian before feeding your dog any unfamiliar foods.
Thanks for reading!

 

1 Comment

  1. Reply
    Cori Rose

    I just LOVE this. The recipe sounds really good and super simple! But the open mouth chewing and Benny with his own bowl totally made the video! Yall are adorable.

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