Black bean veggie burrito bowl

Sometimes before the holidays I feel like I have to pre-load on vegetables. Most holiday gatherings seem to be dominated by rich treats of cheese, meats, and desserts, and even when there are veggies thrown in they tend to take a back seat. I suppose if I had some semblance of self control I could balance this ratio better, but I’ve learned it’s more reliable to plan ahead instead….

However, for this plan to be successful, the veggie pre-load still has to be tasty, filling and satisfying. The good news is this black bean burrito bowl fulfills all the requirements and is so good you’ll crave it even when you’re not preparing for future dietary transgressions.

Here are a few pics from along the way:

  1. Stir up some black beans, peppers, onion and garlic:

black bean mix

2. Pick and chop up all the other things you’d like to put on top:

toppings!

3. Combine and enjoy!

Black bean burrito bowl

Hope that’s simple enough!  Have a lovely weekend, everyone.

– A

 

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Black bean burrito bowl
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
Bean mix
  • 1 16 oz can black beans
  • 2 peppers
  • 2 onions
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch greens
  • tomatoes
  • 1-2 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp oil
Spice mix
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or more to taste!
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Toppings
  • sour cream
  • salsa my favourite has been Neal Brothers corn salsa!
  • shredded cheese
Starch
  • 1-1.5 cups quinoa or rice you can substitute with whatever type of base you like.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
Bean mix
  • 1 16 oz can black beans
  • 2 peppers
  • 2 onions
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch greens
  • tomatoes
  • 1-2 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp oil
Spice mix
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or more to taste!
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Toppings
  • sour cream
  • salsa my favourite has been Neal Brothers corn salsa!
  • shredded cheese
Starch
  • 1-1.5 cups quinoa or rice you can substitute with whatever type of base you like.
Instructions
  1. Start cooking your grains of choice as per usual directions directions. You could get fancy here and make a mexican rice but for me there are already enough steps with the rest of the recipe!
  2. For the bean mix: brown chopped onions with oil in the pan over medium heat. Add garlic, chopped peppers and beans (drained and rinsed), and warm slightly. Add spice mix and stir into the rest of the ingredients. After everything is heated, pour the juice of 1/2 a lime on top and take off the heat.
  3. Arrange the rest of the toppings - chopped tomatoes, avocado, lettuce/greens, sour cream, salsa.
  4. Place a layer of rice or quinoa in the bottom of the bowl and then add beans and all the other toppings to your liking!
  5. Sprinkle a bit more lime juice over top and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

A nice addition is grilled or steamed corn cut from the cob. I didn't use any this time and I missed it!