Here’s how to make a poor man’s burrito bowl

I do ask that you grant me the opportunity to acknowledge the title of today’s post and state that by no means do I intend to communicate any disrespect toward anyone in poverty.

If I might add, I think it’s a wee bit sad I have to acknowledge this regardless, but given the state of this world and how ridiculously touchy and sensitive a lot of folks are, I figured it would be best to be on the safe side.

A few nights ago, I made a dish for dinner that my husband conned ‘the poor man’s burrito bowl.’ You’ll hopefully understand why he called it this once I explain the recipe and the required ingredients, but I found it to be rather humorous.

The reason Blaine deemed this creation what he did is that while this could be considered a burrito bowl, that would be a significant reach seeing as it doesn’t exactly contain components typical of a burrito bowl.

Without further ado, here is how to make a poor man’s burrito bowl.

You will need (to serve two):

  • A tbsp of olive oil
  • A healthy dollop of minced garlic
  • Two sausages of choice (I used honey garlic, one of my favourites)
  • Two cups of white rice
  • Hot pepper rings and two tbsp of their oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Roughly two tbsps of cheese (whatever your preference)


  • Begin by warming a frying pan with your olive oil, adding the minced garlic once the pan is warm
  • While the garlic is cooking, remove the casings from your sausage and put it in the same pan
  • Using a spoon or spatula, break up the sausage into small pieces
  • While your sausage is cooking, prepare your rice however you usually do
  • Once the rice is cooked, add it to the same pan with the sausage, and add in your hot peppers and oil and all of your spices
  • Once all of the ingredients are well mixed and cooked through, add in your cheese
  • Allow the cheese to melt, and serve

Again, not exactly a burrito bowl, but it’s close enough.

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