There’s a chance you already read Chipotle in the title and got hungry, so fair warning, this article isn’t going to help that.
In the past, the meat that fills Chipotle’s burritos and bowls was made on a grill, which provides a challenge for many at-home aficionados trying to replicate the famous food. But now, you can make the same steak Chipotle does in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Who wouldn’t want to fill up on beans, beef and rice on a budget?
Thanks to the sous vide cooker, you can make all of Chipotle’s meats without getting in the car and driving to the chain restaurant.
Chipotle now makes all of its meats via sous vide in a centralized kitchen instead of using the grill and leaving it up to each individual cook, making the cooking much safer and more standard across the board.
So here’s how you can make beef, chicken and pork for your burritos at home.
Here's what you need
First, to adopt Chipotle’s method, you need a sous vide cooker. Sous vide is a style where food is vacuum sealed and submerged in a temperature-controlled water bath.
It’s great for keeping food at a precise temperature over time which stops overcooking and allows for near perfection every time.
We rounded up our top immersion cookers of 2018 and the Anova Bluetooth Precision Cooker took the top marks.
It has bluetooth connectivity, looks good and handles well, plus it cooks perfectly and comes at great value.
And if you’re interesting in other things you can make with the sous vide cooker, we’ve compiled a list of things you didn’t know you can make.
Here's what you can cook
While these recipes may not have your food tasting EXACTLY like Chipotle, it’s safe to say these recipes posted on Anova’s website are probably safer, cheaper, healthier and better options anyway.
Sous vide barbacoa steak
For a spicy option, barbacoa steak is perfect for your home cooking Chipotle cravings. There are minimal ingredients for the beef itself and it cooks for eight hours and then is ready to be pulled apart.
Sous vide steak
While this may not be exactly on the Chipotle menu, it should get the job done just as well. It’s got a lot of ingredients for a flavorful steak taco, burrito or bowl.
Sous vide pork carnitas tacos
Get all of the flavors and goodness of carnitas prok with relatively easy prep and cooking. It takes just over eight hours so you can set and forget, then remember just in time for tacos, burritos and more.
Sous vide chipotle chicken
It may not look like the Chipotle chicken, but it will probably taste better. This one-hour recipe that combines some awesome flavors and makes for some delicious fillings for any type of dish.