Thursday, 25 October 2012

Burrito bowl ...syn free ..Slimming world friendly

When we were on holiday in Las Vegas for a couple of days we had lunch in Chipotle which for my UK friends is a Mexican style food takeaway .

It's really good and I had this Burrito bowl both days it was really filling and fresh tasting it's basically a burrito without the tortilla wrap and thought when I was there Im sure I can make this slimming world friendly.


Sooo it might sound like a bit of work but it's really not just some prep and assembling and it's well worth it . The meal is made up of a few components pulled pork, pico de gallo, lime and coriander rice, black eyed beans, shredded lettuce and fat free greek yogurt (instead of the sour cream) you can also add avocado and grated cheese if not planning on it being so slimming world friendly. I love avocado but at 9  1/2 syns per 100g couldn't really have it in this.The idea being you can help yourself and choose what you want in your burrito bowl.

Mexican style pulled pork

2lb lean pork shoulder or fillet (all fat removed)
1 lime
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 large onion (chopped) 
spray oil
1 green chili (chopped)

Mix the cumin , oregano, salt and pepper together. Spray the pork with a little oil and then rub the cumin/oregano mix all over the pork and place in a slow cooker. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice over the pork and throw in the slow cooker with the chili, onion and garlic. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours. Drain of excess liquid then pull the meat apart with two forks  until all meat is shredded.


Pico de gallo

3 large ripe vine tomatoes (chopped)
1 red onion (finely chopped)
1/2 bunch coriander leaves (chopped)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
juice of 1 lime
1 green chili (chopped..take seeds out if you don't want it too hot)

Just combine everything in a bowl and leave for 30 minutes before serving for the flavours to combine. Taste for seasoning before serving.

Lime and coriander rice

400g cooked rice (I use boil in the bag rice I find it easier)
juice of 1 lime
1/2 bunch coriander leaves (chopped)

Just combine the hot cooked rice with the lime and chopped coriander.


Black eyed beans

Open can and reheat (lol) some things are that easy :  )


You can see from the pictures just lay out the individual components and everyone can help themselves. If you want to make a burrito just get some tortillas and use the individual components and wrap them up in the tortilla. 









4 comments:

  1. Damn- I dont even eat pork and it looks awesome

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  2. Hey Vicki - love the look of this recipe, so much that I bought a slow cooker yesterday in preparation for making this as a syn-free take away replacement for Saturday night!

    I just had a quick question - the pictures make it look as if there is quite a bit of liquid in the slow cooker with the pork & lime/veg etc, but looking at the recipe I can't see any stock or liquids (bar the lime juice and frylight) being used...can I ask if I should be including any liquids in the slow cooker? Thanks, and can't wait to make it!

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  3. Hi,

    I didnt add any liquid at all it makes its own as it cooks : ) Hope you like it let me know x

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  4. Thanks for coming back to me...I'll let you know how it goes!

    Thanks!

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