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Black Bean Burrito Bowls

March 25, 2017 (Last Updated: June 6, 2019)

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These Black Bean Burrito Bowls are perfect for lunch or dinner!

Black Bean Burrito Bowls are filled with black beans, rice, chicken and avocados.

I have recently fallen in love with burrito bowls! I don’t know what it is about them, but they are my new favorite.  These Black Bean Burrito Bowls are so delicious.

What is a burrito bowl?

Think about all your favorite ingredients served inside a burrito. Take all those yummy ingredients and layer them in a bowl and eat it like a salad! 

Rice, beans, chicken, lettuce and tomato served in a white bowl.

What ingredients do I need to make black bean burrito bowls?

Maybe it’s the fact that they are filled with some of my absolute favorites; grilled chicken, avocados, cilantro lime rice, and all my favorite toppings. It’s like eating a salad topped with your favorite burrito filling. These bowls are super versatile. If you don’t like an ingredient, leave it out.

If you don’t have something on hand, just substitute it for something else. Build these bowls the way you love ’em!

Chicken cooked and sliced on a cutting board.

What type of chicken do I use?

For this recipe, I seasoned and grilled a couple of chicken breasts. You could also use leftover rotisserie chicken or substitute your favorite meat. Want a vegetarian meal? Just omit the meat altogether.

Red onions, tomatoes, and rice in small bowls. I like to put all the ingredients out in little bowls and let everyone make their own burrito bowl. That way they get just what they want. The kids really like building their own and fill it with all their favorites.

You can use canned black beans or make your own Instant Pot Black Beans. 

Other Recipes with Black Beans:

Don’t forget to PIN for later!  A white bowl filled with chicken, rice and beans.

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5 from 2 votes
Black Bean Burrito Bowls
Black Bean Burrito Bowls
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Rice, beans, and chicken served with fresh lettuce and veggies. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: black beans and rice, burrito bowls, rice bowls
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 281 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
Chicken
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Other Ingredients
  • 1 can black beans rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 3 cups lettuce cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cups red onions chopped
  • 1 whole avocado sliced
  • 1 cup Queso Fresco crumbled
Dressing
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 juice of lime
Instructions
Chicken
  1. Season chicken and grill. Once cooked, cut into strips

Beans
  1. Rinse and drain beans. Add to a sauce pan with taco seasoning. Heat just until warm. 

Dressing
  1. Combine sour cream, taco seasoning and lime juice together in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Assemble Bowls
  1. In individual bowls, place lettuce, beans, and rice. Top with tomatoes, onions, avocado and chicken. Drizzle dressing on top. 

Recipe Notes

Serve ingredients warm, rather than hot.

Bowls are versatile. Add your favorite ingredients: guacamole, salsa, corn, jalapenos, bell peppers, sauteed onions. 

Feel free to use your favorite type of dressing. 

Queso Fresco is a crumbly Mexican style cheese found in most grocery stores. You can also use shredded cheddar cheese or your favorite type of cheese. 

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Burrito Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 343mg15%
Potassium 561mg16%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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29 Comments

  • Reply
    Fred G
    February 12, 2019 at 10:27 am

    5 stars
    Great idea for tonight

  • Reply
    cakespy
    April 7, 2017 at 6:21 am

    YUM. I certainly know what’s for dinner!! I prefer burritos in bowl form too!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 7, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      You’ve gotta love a great burrito bowl!

  • Reply
    annie@ciaochowbambina
    March 30, 2017 at 8:02 am

    My son Nicholas was the first one to introduce to me to a burrito bowl and I’ve never looked back! We will love this! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply
    Pamela @BrooklynFarmGirl
    March 30, 2017 at 6:04 am

    I love the colors this is such a great idea for a healthy effortless meal 

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    March 29, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    A few years ago I had a serious obsession with burrito bowls!! They are so gawsh darn delicious and pretty addictive if you ask me! These look perfect! Makes me want to hop in my kitchen and burrito bowl it up!! Cheers!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 30, 2017 at 5:43 am

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

  • Reply
    Ashley@CookNourishBliss
    March 29, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    I’m with you! I love a good burrito bowl! These look sooo good!! I wish I was having for dinner tonight!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 30, 2017 at 5:44 am

      We are having them for dinner tonight!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 28, 2017 at 7:10 am

    I love burrito bowls but I don’t know why I don’t make them often. Love these protein-packed black beans burrito bowls. My husband loves black beans, so would try them for my husband.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 30, 2017 at 5:44 am

      We eat a lot of black beans in our house, but any type of bean could be used.

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    March 27, 2017 at 10:12 am

    We don’t do bowls that often but love the idea that you can have all your favorite ingredients and build something delicious! This burrito bowl looks so appetizing, only no chicken for me, but there are black beans and it is perfect!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 28, 2017 at 4:48 am

      These bowls would be perfect then! Everyone gets to put their favorite ingredients in their own bowl!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    March 27, 2017 at 8:52 am

    My son Casey turned me onto burrito bowls Kathy! I just love them and love that you can add whatever you want. Love the black beans! A beautiful protein packed meal!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 28, 2017 at 4:49 am

      Super delicious too!

  • Reply
    mimi
    March 27, 2017 at 7:40 am

    I love these too! I especially love that you can mix and match the ingredients to suit your taste or mood. So pretty!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 28, 2017 at 4:49 am

      Match them to your mood or what you have on hand!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    March 27, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Oh man, I love a good burrito bowl, too, Kathy! They are so easy to customize to your favorite flavors…and what’s not to love about fresh, tasty food? Extra cilantro lime rice for me, please!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 28, 2017 at 4:50 am

      I could eat a bowl of the cilantro lime rice all by itself! 🙂

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    March 27, 2017 at 4:52 am

    I love burrito bowls too! These look so delicious, fresh and bright! I could probably eat one every day and I love how you can mix it up and you can have a different variation every day. That dressing sounds lovely too 🙂 Would love this for lunch today!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 28, 2017 at 4:50 am

      So perfect for lunch….everyday! 🙂

  • Reply
    Cheryl
    March 26, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Wow, what a great idea. Aside from the avocado (and I suck at choosing good ones), I have most of the other ingredients. I imagine you could substitute other types of beans as well.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 27, 2017 at 4:48 am

      You bet! Use what you have on hand….and you can leave off the avocado!

  • Reply
    Sues
    March 26, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Love all the fresh, healthy ingredients and bright colors!! Perfect for lunch or dinner 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 27, 2017 at 4:51 am

      Sometimes I add more fresh veggies which makes it even healthier.

  • Reply
    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    March 25, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Yum, I know why I’d like this dish- because all of the carbs. Just give me a warm tortilla and I’d lap it all up- well done!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 26, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks, Fran! It would be delicious rolled into a tortilla!

  • Reply
    Geraldine |Green Valley Kitchen
    March 25, 2017 at 10:49 am

    5 stars
    Yay for black bean burrito bowls, Kathy! I love to add a little grated pepper jack cheese also. This is a Sunday favorite of mine – then I can take the leftovers wrapped up in a burrito for lunch the next day. Delicious!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 26, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Pepper jack cheese would be perfect on this burrito bowl. One of my favorite things about these bowls is they are so versatile.

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