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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. This looks so good!

    I would love for you to link up at the Empty Your Archive party which has favourite rice recipes as one of it’s themes this week – Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

  2. Tieghan,
    YOU ROCK! These are my daughter’s VERY favorite thing at Chipotle and now that I can make them at home she is going to flip! I’m featuring you today on Tasty Creations Bi-Weekly party 🙂
    Thanks for always sharing your amazing recipes with the world!

      1. Tieghan,
        I just had to come back and comment again! I made these for lunch today because it’s STAR testing this week and the kids are out at noon. You should have seen the glazed looks in the teenagers eyes at their first bite! Priceless! This steak had so much flavor and I got compliments from my son, daughter, and their friends that these were the BEST burritos they had ever had. So a big THANK YOU for sharing this awesome recipe. I’ll definitely be making these again and again and again!

        1. YES!! Thanks for telling me Michelle!! I am so glad everyone LOVE these! That makes my day!

  3. These look awesome! I am a huge steak fan, so these are right up my alley:) We do not have a Chipotle, so I don’t know what theirs would taste like! Thanks for sharing, Lisa

    1. Thank you! I can not believe you have never had Chipotle! Guess you have to make these then! Let me know what you think! Thanks for reading!

  4. These look and sound fantastic. We are big fans of meals like this out our house. Can’t wait to give this a try.

  5. My husband would love these! He loves Chipotle but the cost is just outrageous, I think. I will definitely try this at home!

  6. This looks insane and delicious.I am pinning. We moved a couple of years ago and no longer live near a Chipotle. My hubby misses it terribly! Thanks again!

  7. Oh my goodness these look absolutely fabulous. I can not wait to make these at home considering the nearest Chipotle is two hours away and I adore it!

  8. I love Mexican!Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!!!

  9. This looks wonderful! Your recipe pictures draw me in every-time – they always look and sound so yummy! We love Chipotle and would love to know how to make some of their recipes at home to save some money. Thanks so much for sharing – I’ll be pinning!

  10. Oh my! My family LOVES Chipotle, but unfortunately the only place we have here is Qdoba (no comparison). The cilantro lime rice is beyond addicting and yours looks amazing! Burrito heaven if you ask me! Yum! (Visiting from Michelle’s Tasty Creations linky party!)

  11. That looks AWESOME! Pinned! I popped over from Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party–thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)