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23 Chipotle Copycat Recipes

Build your own burrito, taco, burrito bowl or salad right at home. These Chipotle copycat recipes let you skip the line and enjoy Mission-style Mexican dishes fresh from your own kitchen.

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Carnitas Tacos

Inspired by: Chipotle's Carnitas Tacos

We shared these flavor-packed tacos with friends from church who came over to help us move. They're so good, I put them on my blog, manilaspoon.com! The slow cooker makes this recipe extra easy, and I love that whenever I make it, I'm reminded of the wonderful people back in Michigan. —Abigail Raines, Hamden, Connecticut

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Burrito Bowl with ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Burrito Bowl with Chicken

We love Mexican night at our house, and I love to re-create dishes from our favorite restaurants. This burrito-inspired dish is ready for the table in almost no time! —Krista Marshall, Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Steak Tacos with Fajita Vegetables

Inspired by: Chipotle's Steak Tacos with Fajita Vegetables

Zesty salsa and tender strips of steak make these traditional fajitas extra special. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Carnitas BurritoTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Carnitas Burrito

The combination of spices is key to this slow-cooked pork—it's my family's favorite burrito filling. The aroma that fills the air as the pork slowly simmers is like a Mexican restaurant. A perfect recipe for tailgate parties. —Valonda Seward, Coarsegold, California

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Tomatillo Green-Chili SalsaTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Tomatillo Green-Chili Salsa

Last year was the first time I had ever grown tomatillos. They were so abundant that I had enough to eat fresh, give away and freeze for future gatherings. What I didn't expect was how well the salsa would freeze. I do like to add an extra zip by juicing a fresh lime into the salsa after it has thawed. —Kim Banick, Salem, Oregon

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Inspired by: Chipotle's BarbacoaTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Barbacoa

My husband adores this barbacoa, which is beef roast simmered in lime juice, chipotle and cumin. He would eat it one a week if I would make it that often! We have it over rice with cilantro and a spritz of lime. —Aundrea McCormick, Denver, Colorado

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Carnitas SaladTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Carnitas Salad

This knockout shredded pork makes a healthy, delicious and hearty salad with black beans, corn, cotija cheese and plenty of fresh greens. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Fajita Veggies Burrito with Corn SalsaTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Fajita Veggies Burrito with Corn Salsa

No one will miss the meat when you dish up these satisfying burritos bursting with a fresh-tasting filling. They’re fast to fix and won’t put a dent in your wallet. —Sharon W. Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Chicken TacosTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Chicken Tacos

A few people in my family have special dietary needs, but luckily, these chicken tacos work for all of us. I toss up a simple green salad and have a meal we can all enjoy together. —Christine Schenher, Exeter, California

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Barbacoa Burrito Bowl with Fajita Vegetables

This was a spur-of-the-moment experiment when we wanted something nice and filling, but also easy. I had steak, peppers and onion on hand, and this is what my mind created. We make it often. For something different, try it in tortillas for fajitas. —Rochelle M. Dickson, Potwin, Kansas

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Inspired by: Chipotle's GuacamoleTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Guacamole

Get the scoop on making a standout guacamole. A handful of chopped celery adds some fun crunch in this avocado dip—everyone’s favorite fiesta starter. —Catherine Cassidy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Chicken SaladThe musical "Waitress"

Inspired by: Chipotle's Chicken Salad

We use this super duper chicken across several meals, including it in tacos, sandwiches, omelets and enchiladas. My little guys love helping measure seasonings. —Karie Houghton, Lynnwood, Washington

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Genuine QuesoTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Genuine Queso

Years ago, my husband invented this gooey cheese dip. I may be biased, but I have to say it's excellent. If you like heat, rev it up with finely chopped jalapenos. —Patricia Leinheiser, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Fresh Tomato Salsa

This quick-and-easy salsa tastes great as an accompaniment to meat dishes as well as with chips. I teach kindergarten and my husband is a county Extension agent. We've lived down here in the Imperial Valley for 30 years. I say "down here" because Holtville is 15 feet below sea level!

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Chicken Soft TacosTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Chicken Soft Tacos

Our fun, simple chicken taco recipe is perfect for a relaxing dinner with friends. If we have any leftover filling, I toss it into a garden-fresh taco salad. —Tracy Gunter, Boise, Idaho

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Lime Margarita

This basic and classic margarita recipe is easy to modify to your tastes. Try it frozen or with strawberries. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Roasted Chili-Corn SalsaTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa

Our backyard grill is the perfect place to cook up the ingredients for homemade corn salsa. It’s yummy with tortilla chips and as a topping for meat, poultry and fish. —Alicia DeWolfe, Gloucester, Massachusetts

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Carnitas Soft TacosTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Carnitas Soft Tacos

This wonderful taco filling also tastes great wrapped in Bibb lettuce leaves. I like to use any leftovers to make burritos the next day. —Kathleen Wolf, Naperville, Illinois

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Cilantro-Lime Rice with ChickenTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Cilantro-Lime Rice with Chicken

Marry tangy lime with sweet coconut and you get this exotic tasting chicken dish. Fragrant jasmine rice is a wonderful accompaniment.—Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Steak SaladTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Steak Salad

This salad just explodes with flavors. It's easy and quick to prepare, tastes delicious, and is a healthy dinner all on one plate. —Tiffany Martinez, Aliso Viejo, California

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Cheese QuesadillaTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Cheese Quesadilla

We serve these quesadillas as chili dippers or load them up with salsa and sour cream for a super starter. —Terri Keeney, Greeley, Colorado

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Steak Burrito BowlTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Steak Burrito Bowl

Busy weeknights don't stop my husband from firing up the grill. This meal-in-one comes together fast. Try it with chimichurri and cotija cheese. —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, Florida

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Inspired by: Chipotle's Tomatillo Red-Chili SalsaTaste of Home

Inspired by: Chipotle's Tomatillo Red-Chili Salsa

Our family's all-time favorite salsa, this recipe is the reason we grow a huge garden every summer. We make gallons of it and share with our neighbors. You might find yourself eating it right out of the bowl with a spoon. —Donna Kelly, Orem, Utah

Rachel Seis
As senior editor for Taste of Home magazine, Rachel has her hand in everything you see from cover to cover, from writing and editing articles to taste-testing recipes to ensuring every issue is packed with fun and fabulous content. She'll roll up her sleeves to try any new recipe in the kitchen—from spicy Thai dishes (her favorite!) to classic Southern comfort food (OK...also her favorite). When she's not busy thinking of her next meal, Rachel can be found practicing yoga, going for a run, exploring National Parks and traveling to new-to-her cities across the country.

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