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Easy Burrito Bowl

An easy burrito bowl made with leftover meat, brown rice, and all the delicious toppings of tacos. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Burrito Bowl
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 2 cups leftover cooked meat
  • 2 cups beans pinto or black
  • 4 teaspoons taco seasoning divided
  • 3/4 cup water (or stock) divided
  • 1 lime
  • 4 cups rice or quinoa cooked
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • toppings of your choice


  • In small saucepan, mix leftover meat with 2 teaspoons taco seasoning and 1/2 cup water and bring to low simmer. Heat until just warmed through, stirring occasionally. This take about 5-10 minutes. Once warmed, squeeze half of the fresh lime over the meat and toss. This helps to truly brighten up the flavor. 
  • In another saucepan, mix beans with 2 teaspoons taco seasoning and 1/4 cup water and warm over medium heat. Once beans are warmed, squeeze the remaining half of the fresh lime over the beans and stir well. 
  • Warm up leftover rice or quinoa, or prepare according to package directions. Mix in salsa. 
  • Build burrito bowl, by placing a scoop of cooked rice (or quinoa or cauliflower rice) in bowl. Top with warmed meat, beans, and desired toppings. 


  • Use chicken or vegetable stock in place of water. 
  • If using leftover taco or carnita meat, omit additional taco seasoning from meat and warm through. 
  • If using flavored rice (like cilantro lime rice), omit salsa from rice, and just reheat flavored grain. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Burrito Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 42mg2%
Potassium 304mg9%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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