Super Easy Burrito Bowls

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These burrito bowls have become a family favorite because they are tasty and filling.  They are one of my favorites because the ingredients come together quickly, and I can keep the ingredients on hand for the nights when I am struggling to answer the ‘what’s for dinner’ question.  The red bell pepper/onion mixture adds flavor and color, so be sure to include them.  Enjoy! 


1 bag dried black beans (cooked in pressure cooker)

Or 2-3 cans low sodium black beans

Or 1-2 bags frozen black beans, cooked on the stovetop

2-3 red bell peppers – sliced

Or 1 bag frozen assorted, chopped bell peppers

1 Large (or 2 small) purple onions

1 head Romaine lettuce

2 Cups Steamed brown rice or quinoa (~1/2 Cup per bowl)

Fresh medium salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Avocado plain or guacamole

Fresh cilantro

Baked corn tortillas or corn chips for garnish


Cook dried black beans or open, drain, and rinse canned beans and heat in the microwave.  Mix beans with fresh chopped cilantro, salsa, or leave plain.

Sauté peppers and onion in small amount of water until soft and slightly blackened.  May need to add more water over time.

Rinse and chop Romaine lettuce.  I chop a big bowl for easy leftovers.

Cook rice or quinoa, according to package directions

Assembly:  Once the beans, rice and peppers/onions are cooked, assemble bowls starting with either the rice or the lettuce – your choice.  For example, layer lettuce, rice, beans, peppers, avocado, salsa, topped with cilantro.  Crush some corn chips/baked corn tortillas on top for garnish. These bowls can be customized to each person’s individual tastes.

Note:  Keep the staples on hand (rice, canned beans, frozen peppers, packaged avocado) for those times when haven’t made it to the market.  (makes ~4 large servings)

Robin is a second-year Nutritional Science graduate student and soon will be a registered dietitian. She and her family adopted a plant-based lifestyle eight years ago and she wants to share the health benefits with others. She believes whole foods feed the body, soul and mind.


  1. Wendy Wallace says:

    We love these! Robin made these when we visited her home over the summer and my kids request them for our dinners now in lieu of tacos. Delish!

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