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Enough already, can it just be grilling season?

Chipotle Steak Burrito-1Apparently, not.

I woke up to a very blue sky, a sky that made it look like a warm spring day. Actually, I woke up while it was still pitch black outside, I think this means I get up way too early. When the sun finally did rise though, it was the bluest sky you will ever see. If you live in Colorado then you know what I am talking about.

I swear you have never seen a blue sky until you come to Colorado.

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As fast as the sun rose, in rolled the clouds……

The clouds that are currently dumping very wet spring snow all over the place. It is a now a whiteout and so definitely not sunny anymore, just wet and cold and very white.

Chipotle Steak Burrito-3Honestly, where I live there is no grilling season. Even in the summer it drops down into the 20’s at night. Which is just way too freaking cold in my opinion.

Whatever though, trust me a little snow has never stopped me from grilling. I grill all year round. The grill just makes too much deliciousness to give up. Well that, and the fact that I have brothers. Meat loving brothers, who are spoiled and will ONLY eat their steak if it is grilled, even though I keep telling them that my cast iron skillet can work some magic on those things too.

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So I make these burritos A LOT.

They are pretty easy and most of the time I actually just use leftover steak tossed with the marinade. I just slowly reheat it over the stove. It works just as good and it’s the best way to use up any left over steak.

Chipotle Steak Burrito-6Ok, so here’s the truth. I am not a steak lover and  I have never had a Chipotle steak burrito. So, obviously I am not going to sit here and tell you it tastes exactly the same, because is does not. It’s different, but different in a very good way.

It’s heavy on the Mexican seasonings, loaded with cheese, and filled with cilantro lime rice, rice that does taste exactly like Chipotles! Now, I have some picky eaters on my hands over here and they will not go near avocados, beans or lettuce! I know! No avocados, isn’t that awful! But around here it’s just a whole lot of steak, rice  and cheese. But I highly recommend adding some mashed avocado, black beans and lettuce. Cause really color is a good thing!

Oh and these things are HUGE. Like crazy big. I used Burrito Grande Flour Tortillas, but if you want a normal burritos just use 12 inch tortilla’s.Chipotle Steak Burrito-9

Chipotle Steak Burritos

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Burritos
Calories Per Serving: 1169 kcal

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Steak Marinade

Cilantro Lime Rice

To assemble

  • 2-4 large burrito size tortillas
  • 3/4 cup pepper jack cheese shredded (use more or less to your liking)
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded (use more or less to your liking)
  • Optional add ins: salsa guacamole, lettuce, black beans, sour cream or greek yogurt


  • In a small mixing bowl or glass measuring cup combine the chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano, onion powder, crushed red pepper, pepper, salt, garlic and olive oil. Whisk to combine (add in more olive oil if you think this amount in not enough to cover your steak, I sometimes need a full 1/2 cup). Place the steaks in a large gallon size ziplock bag and pour the marinade over the steak. Close the bag shut and massage the marinade all over the steak. Place the steaks in the fridge for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • While the steaks marinate cook the rice according to package directions. When the rice is done cooking, toss in the chopped cilantro and lime juice. Set aside and keep warm.
  • Heat grill to about 400 degrees. Remove the steak from the bag and grill meat about 4-5 minutes per side (if your steaks are thick this may take longer), basting with any remaining marinade in the bag (use ALL the marinade, it's so good). Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes covered with aluminum foil (this can also be done under the broiler or in a skillet).
  • Chop meat into 1/2 inch square pieces.
  • Place one tortilla at a time in the microwave for 30 seconds. Working quickly, layer the pepper jacker cheese, hot rice, warm steak, cheddar cheese and any add ins you like towards one end of the tortilla. Fold the sides of the line of ingredients and roll up the tortilla (try and roll them tight). Repeat with remaining ingredients.
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Oh, and if you are wondering, it now looks like a winter wonderland outside. Fresh white spring!



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  1. Wow! That looks absolutely amazing! My mouth is watering right now and I haven’t even eaten breakfast yet 🙂

    We’d love for you to share your posts at our Finished Friday link-up. It’s open through the weekend.

  2. This also looks delicious! =) Thank you for linking it up at the Pinterest Power Party!!


  3. Seriously – insta-drool. I have been craving a burrito like this forever. OMG.

  4. Yum!! I love anything Chipotle… this looks awesome… definitely going to try making this soon. My husband and I were just in Colorado snowboarding, it was cold but sunny. 🙂 We had a blast, minus the fact he broke his collar bone and I tweaked my elbow. Hope you have a great rest of the day Teighan… oh and sleep in a little girl!

    1. I am SO sorry to hear your husband broke his collar bone and you tweaked your elbow! That stinks! What part of Colorado did you guys vist?

      1. Yeah, it was definitely a bummer. Kinda funny though to walk into the ER both “broken” :). We went to Pagosa Springs. Very beautiful and great slopes!

  5. Yeah, it would be really nice to make some of these at home. I can eat as many as I want. Lol. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. This looks so tasty. It is grilling season here so I will pin this to my outdoor cooking board. I am stopping by from SemiHomemade.

  7. I love making favorite restaurant food at home. These are awesome…we just had Chipotle yesterday. Now I must try at home!

    1. Chipotle is a serious favorite around our house, so it was only a matter of time before I posted this one! I make these at least once a weak! Everyone goes crazy fro them! Thanks so much for reading Cassie!

  8. omgosh. you have no idea how obsessed i am with chipotle. it’s really hard to curb the habit because there is one right next to our a 10 minute walk, 2 minute drive. i sometimes reason with myself…”if we walk there and back, then that’d knock off some of the calories’…but then it’s like, who am i kidding? do i reallllly want to walk there when we have a car? LOL – this looks absolutely divine! i love that yours doesn’t bust at the seams and isn’t like a newborn baby in weight. the ones at chipotle are insane! this one is more tangible, haha

    1. OMG Julie! 10 minute walk! 2 Minute drive! Not sure if I am jealous or happy, that is seriously tempting! I have to get on the high way to get to Chipotle, but man if I could walk? Well I think that would be dangerous!