May 13, 2009

Faux Chipotle

How do you like yours?

I know, I know, you Ohio readers.
Chipotle is not that big of deal because you have them close.
Ours is an hour away.

On Drew's last field trip he had to pack his lunch, and when I asked him what he wanted, he said, "Chipotle!" The crazy thing is I was so tempted to get one for him because from that moment on I've been craving them.

Sooo, I was pumped to get the mock recipes off of this site. I know it's just a click away, but I'll share them with you.

Chipotle's Chicken Marinade
  1 (2 ounce) package dried ancho chiles
  1 teaspoon black pepper
  2 teaspoons cumin powder
  2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  6 cloves garlic
1/2 red onion, quartered
1/4 cup vegetable oil
  4 chicken breasts (6 ounces each)
Soak dry chilies overnight in water, until soft. Remove seeds. Add all
ingredients except meat in food processor. Puree until smooth.
Spread mixture over chicken, or other meats and refrigerate at least
one hour, up to 24 hours.
After marinating, heat grill to about 400 degrees F, or if cooking
inside, heat small amount of oil in skillet or grill pan over high
heat. Salt meat to taste (optional), and grill lightly, turning only
once, until done. 4 minutes per side of chicken.

Chipotle's Basmati Rice Recipe

1 teaspoon vegetable oil or butter

2 tsp. fresh cilantro
2/3 cup white basmati rice
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Lime

In a 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat oil or butter over low heat, stirring occas
ionally until melted. Add rice and lime juice, stir for 1 minute. Add water and salt, bring to a full rolling boil. At boiling, cover, turn down to simmer over low heat until rice is tender and the water is absorbed, about 25 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork.

Or, you can calculate the calories of your favorite burrito.
P.S. I am not so pumped anymore.

So, even though the 1225 calories disgusts me, I started soaking my peppers tonight. Maybe if I leave off the lettuce....

FYI: Red chiles are definitely not the same as ancho chiles.
FYI: WalMart only carries red.
The black is more what you're lookin' for.
I'm thinking the red chiles are just a tad spicier.
Maybe my red peppers will burn up, let's say, 1000 calories or so?


waiting for heaven said...

yea those red peppers will burn up 1000 calories alright, only after your quick trip to the bathroom, oh wait... that doesn't happen to you, I forgot. Oh, to be you.

hubbardgirl said...

oh well, waiting for heaven just has one of THOSE stomachs that like.........DONT EAT THIS ON A ROADTRIP!!! please is there a ditch in sight???!!! thank Jesus that you have such an unpredictable midsection,regina. More drama that way(: