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Easy Chipotle at Home


Craig and I were at the beach and doing a little work on our phones (answering emails and such). He brought up how interesting it would be to do a price comparison on eating keto vs eating out after getting a complaint about the price of eating keto and I will show you how to make easy chipotle at home.

You must check this video out comparing eating at Chipotle vs eating Easy Chipotle at Home!

Price Comparison = this was based off a store bought grass fed beef. If you want to save even more, you could get a whole cow each year and store in the freezer, that would end up being about  1/2 the price of store bought grass-fed beef.

OR if you don’t have a huge chest freezer to store enough meat for a whole cow, check out Butcher Box. Not only do they deliver, they also have amazing prices! 

Time Comparison = If you don’t want to spend time sautéing hamburger, throw some chicken thighs or pork shoulder in the slow cooker with seasonings in the morning. By the time you get home, all you have to do is shred and throw it over some greens and top with cheese, salsa, guacamole and sour cream!

Not only did the at home meal take less time to get, I also cleaned up before Craig got home with Chipotle. I also had leftovers for future meals.

Easy Chipotle at Home

Easy Chipotle at Home

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Beef and Lamb, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Main Course, Nut Free
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 256.3


  • 1 pound ground beef 85% lean
  • 3 tablespoons Taco Seasoning or more depending on how spicy you like it
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce



  • Place the hamburger, in a skillet and saute while stirring often until the hamburger is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain well.
  • Add the seasonings and tomato sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes while stirring to combine well. Remove from heat.
  • Chop lettuce, and place 1 cup on a plate. Top with Chipotle hamburger, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole! Enjoy!


Calories: 256.3 | Fat: 17.4g | Protein: 21.4g | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fiber: 0.3g | P:E Ratio: 1.1


“At first I was leery about how I could follow the Advanced Plan. It seemed so daunting and restrictive. But, what I discovered was that it is actually liberating! It’s so simple, and preparing multiple servings of each dish to freeze makes it even simpler! I love that by 3pm, I’m done with food! I never would have thought I could be done with food so early in the day! LOL! 

Thanks again, Connie”

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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • janet says:

    looks great. thanks maria

  • Jenny says:

    I love this comparison!! Thanks to u Maria I cook so much more then ever. My family is so much healthier for it. I have lost 30 lbs to date and feel fabulous. We save tons of $ too! Thank you Maria and Craig!

  • I LOVE the video comparison for time!keep making videos like this!

  • Jenny Mathweg says:

    Hi Maria! Thank u so much for making cooking easy and healthy. I grow up on eating out all the time so I never saw the value in cooking. Thanks to u I do now. I love to cook now. My family loves your meals. We save so much money and it tastes way better! Our health is excellent too. I have lost 31 lbs and about 4 dress sizes. Thank you and Maria u are the best!!

  • Sarah says:

    We are a price conscious family, so we cook in just about every meal except maybe go out for a meal on the weekend. Love this comparison, just validated what we are doing on eating at home.

  • Melissa Lowe says:

    Great video!

  • Jeanne Trespicio says:

    That was terrific! Loved watching
    Creative, nicely done, and inspirational!

  • krickt says:

    Chipotle got me(wheat contamination) on vacation, so I appreciate a way to enjoy the tastes, with very little actual work involved. I’m trying to duplicate their carne, and I’m thinking its going to be a pork loin with out removing the fat in the slow cooker, with lots of toppings instead of rice and beans!

  • DonnaZ says:

    I am still LOL!! That was so much fun Maria & Craig! I am still smiling ear to ear. Thank you for your info and great encouragement you give us all along with information. You are appreciated so much.

  • Kirsten francisbooth says:

    Making it tonight!

  • Tobbe says:

    I always cook at home because it’s cheaper, and better for you. But I don’t think the comparison you did is fair. In reality you would most likely have stopped by that Chipotle on your way home from work. So you can cut 10 minutes off of the time it takes for your husband in the video. And did you really include the cost and time it took you to make the guaccamole? What about the cheese? If you add it all up it might still be faster to cook it yourself, but not that much. I know it will be cheaper, but not as much as you say in the video.

    I did get a bit of a laugh out of the video though, so thanks for that 🙂 And I’ll definitely be making some Mexican inspired food in the next few days, so thanks for the inspiration!

    • Carolyn says:

      The cost of the homemade chipotle obviously doesn’t take the price of the tomato sauce into account, either. The jar linked to in the recipe would cost $7.41 for 1/2 cup! That’s twice the cost of the beef!!

  • Steve says:

    New to this ketosis thing but very inspired. My wife’s sleep apnea disappeared after 3 days on keto! Thank you!

  • Theresa Holland says:

    Great video!!! It is so expensive where I live to go out and it drives me crazy to spend $8 on a bacon and egg breakfast that costs under $1 at home. Plus you don’t know what oils you are getting and what they put on the bacon. Love eating at home! Thanks.

  • Cherlyn says:

    WOW !! I agree, I hardly eat out (my S/O does enough for both of us) but, and I’ll still be saving with your recipes, but your recommended tomato puree is almost $51 for a 25 oz jar !?!? or $2 an ounce . Now I’m on the hunt 🙂 >and BTW, I have both your “Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking” and “The Ketogenic Cookbook” and love them

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