These Black Bean Burrito Bowls are perfect for lunch or dinner! No need for a tortilla for this burrito - just layers of chicken, rice, beans, tomatoes and lettuce with a lightly seasoned dressing.
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.
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!
What ingredients do I need?
Maybe it's the fact that they are filled with some of my absolute favorites; grilled chicken or shredded 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 them!
Use a bit of homemade taco seasoning or fajita seasoning in the homemade dressing!
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.
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:
- Instant Pot Black Beans
- Black Bean Taco Cups
- Black Beans and Rice
- Black Bean and Corn Salad
- Black Beans and Rice
- Quinoa Enchilada Bake
- Black Bean Dip
If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop
Looking for other delicious recipes? Check out all my salad recipes here!
Black Bean Burrito Bowls
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 can black beans (rinsed)
- ½ teaspoon taco seasoning
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 3 cups lettuce (cut into bite sized pieces)
- ½ cup tomatoes (chopped)
- ¼ cups red onions (chopped)
- 1 whole avocado (sliced)
- 1 cup Queso Fresco (crumbled)
- 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
- ½ teaspoon taco seasoning
- ½ juice of lime
- Season chicken and grill. Once cooked, cut into strips
- Rinse and drain beans. Add to a sauce pan with taco seasoning. Heat just until warm.
- Combine sour cream, taco seasoning and lime juice together in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- In individual bowls, place lettuce, beans, and rice. Top with tomatoes, onions, avocado and chicken. Drizzle dressing on top.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and should only be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. To obtain the most precise nutritional information in a provided recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the exact ingredients you are using when preparing the recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
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.
We eat a lot of black beans in our house, but any type of bean could be used.
Nicoletta @sugarlovespices says
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!
These bowls would be perfect then! Everyone gets to put their favorite ingredients in their own bowl!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
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!
Super delicious too!
I love these too! I especially love that you can mix and match the ingredients to suit your taste or mood. So pretty!
Match them to your mood or what you have on hand!
David @ Spiced says
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!
I could eat a bowl of the cilantro lime rice all by itself! 🙂
Dawn - Girl Heart Food says
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!
So perfect for lunch....everyday! 🙂
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.
You bet! Use what you have on hand....and you can leave off the avocado!
Love all the fresh, healthy ingredients and bright colors!! Perfect for lunch or dinner 🙂
Sometimes I add more fresh veggies which makes it even healthier.
Fran @ G'day Souffle' says
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!
Thanks, Fran! It would be delicious rolled into a tortilla!
Geraldine |Green Valley Kitchen says
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!
Pepper jack cheese would be perfect on this burrito bowl. One of my favorite things about these bowls is they are so versatile.