This steak fajita burrito bowl recipe is so easy and delicious that you will want to dance around a sombrero every time you eat it.
So, burrito bowls are a favorite of mine. When I go to Chipotle Mexican Grill, I always get the burrito bowl. But I don’t always get steak on my burrito bowl, though because sometimes I get chicken or carnitas.
When I make this steak burrito bowl at home, I don’t cut my steak in small pieces the way they do at Chipotle. One of the reasons is that the steak holds its moisture better in large pieces. Also, I’m perfectly happy to cut it as I’m eating it.
Other Mexican Dishes I love
Yet Another Mexican Restaurant Memory
For many reasons, I’m glad they didn’t have mobile phones back when I worked for the Mexican restaurant because I would have been in BIG trouble. I worked a lot of lunch shifts and sometimes we were not very busy. So, we used to amuse ourselves. In fact, if you want to read about my foray with vermouth during one such ‘amusement,’ look here.
And one of the most surprising things the years have brought me is the ability to listen to and enjoy Mexican music again. Why? Because that was the only music they played at the restaurant. The whole six years I worked there.
But did they play it at a nice, unobtrusive level?
No, they did not.
Moreover, did it make the workers crazy?
Yes, it did.
Sometimes, I felt like I would lose it while I was standing at a table, waiting impatiently for the patrons to decide whether they were going to get an original margarita or strawberry. The debate would last longer than I thought necessary and while I waited, I’d tune the dialogue out. But the downside to this strategy was I’d tune in to the music. Yet again.
Incredible Self Control
It took all my energy not to screech. It was a heroic effort and I’m proud of my self control.
So why do I rejoice that there weren’t mobile phones? I’m sure peeps would have lots of bribe-worthy photos (or videos!) of me doing questionable things at the restaurant.
When I wrote earlier, “you will want to dance around a sombrero,” that may or may not have been inspired by my own experience dancing around a sombrero or two on those days when the dining room was empty. If only I had on a salsa dress and flamenco shoes.
I was/am a good dancer, but I wouldn’t want to have those photos surfacing, would I?
Indeed, I wouldn’t.
The moral of this story is, be very careful how you behave around mobile phones in empty dining rooms. You’ve been warned.
Oh. And time heals all wounds. Because now I can listen to Mexican music without wanting to screech.
On to the Steak Fajita Burrito Bowl Recipe
Next, I take out the steak tips and cut them into smaller pieces, but not too small because I want the steak to be tender and still pink.
I take the veggies out of the wok and add the steak. Furthermore, I sauté the steak for 7 – 8 minutes and get all the other ingredients ready.
Finally, I get out my cute little bowl and start layering the ingredients.
Layering isn’t just for Winter Clothes
First up are some chopped spinach, beans and corn.
Next up are the cooked peas, cooked onions and peppers and steak.
But what’s missing?
It’s the guacamole and sour cream. So, I dollop some on.
Finally, here’s a closer view.
This steak fajita burrito bowl was so fabulous that I may have danced around another sombrero.
So, I hope you enjoyed this recipe!
Also, please feel free to leave me a comment. Did anything drive you so bonkers that you had to use Herculean control not to scream down the roof about it? I’d love to know.
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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 onions medium sized, sliced thin rings
- 2 red bell peppers medium sized, sliced thinly
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder or more if you like spicier
- 2 teaspoons garlic paste or 2 cloves of garlic crushed
- 1 pound sirloin tips cut into a little bigger than bite sized pieces
- 1 cup Black beans
- 1 cup Corn
- 3 cups Spinach chopped up
- 1 cup Peas
- 4 tablespoons Sour cream
- 4 tablespoons Guacamole
- Heat sauté pan or wok on medium, add olive oil
- Add onions, peppers, cumin, chipotle, salt and garlic and sauté for 10 - 15 minutes until done to your liking
- Remove veggies from pan and add sirloin steak pieces and sauté for 7 - 8 minutes
- Gather all the add ons and place them on the table
- Build your steak fajita burrito bowl in this order: handful of chopped spinach, beans, corn, peas, onions and peppers, steak, guacamole and sour cream