October 5, 2021

Chipotle Fake Out

Any day of the week if you ask me where I want to eat it will be either italian or mexican. We just so happen to live really close to Chipotle, so when I'm starving already my husband knows better than to mess around with discussions over where to eat or pick up food from.
This past week my husband called me at lunch time and asked me "what's for dinner?" in a way that told me he was weighing plans he was invited to do based on what I was cooking for dinner. The truth is I had no plans, but the second I told him I wanted pulled pork he leaped into action. Asking me for a list of ingredients I needed and immediately ran to the store - it's facinating what the man will do for a dinner that comes from a crock pot.
I started thinking about all the ingredients we had in the fridge and pantry on my way home and magically came up with Chipotle "fake-out take-out". When I finally got home the smell coming out of the crock pot instantly made my mouth water.
Don't be fooled by a long list of ingredients, this was really easy to pull together!
Pulled Pork Dry Rub - recipe source here:
1 - 2 pound pork shoulder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon granulated onion
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon white pepper
Salt and Pepper
1 cup orange juice
15 ounces chicken stock
In a bowl combine all the spices together (excluding the salt and pepper) and set aside.
Cover your meat with salt and pepper on all sides, then cover with the dry rub mixture. Heat up a large frying pan, and when the pan is screaming hot sear all sides of the pork shoulder until it's good and brown.
Place the meat in the crockpot. Add the chicken stock and orange juice. Cook on high for about two hours before turning it to a lower setting.
Meat is ready when it's falling apart in the crockpot.
Take the meat out and pull apart with two forks
Cilantro lime rice:
2 cups of rice, cooked to your preference
1 cup of cilantro, minced
1/2 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon cumin, don't ask me why - it just felt right
Salt, to taste
Cook the rice per the instructions you have in front of you
Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine
Additional toppings:
Black beans
Sweet corn
Extra cilantro
I built my first two with a tortilla, and my third without - you build it your way - that's the whole point of "fake-out take out" meals!
Happy Friday y'all! 


amy @ fearless homemaker said... [Reply to comment]

I love Chipotle + this fake-out looks just delicious. YUM!

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