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This Easy Beef Burrito Meal Prep bowl recipe is made with lean ground beef, brown rice, sweet corn, and black beans and then topped with a delicious Avocado Cream sauce. Perfect meal prep meal.

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Find yourself having the burrito bowl at Chipotle all the time? Well, this burrito recipe is better! Save some money and make your own burrito bowl at home! It is the perfect recipe to use for meal prep. Just save the avocado cream sauce in a small container separately before you store it and use it when ready to have your beef burritos. This healthy ground beef and bean burrito recipe is so easy to make and so tasty. Also, try to make your own pico de gallo if possible or you can use store bought if you have a favorite kind you typically use.

If you love burrito Bowls, you may also like our Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe. It is so easy to make too!

Why make this Recipe

  • Quick and easy: It is easy to put together once you have your ingredients set up and ready to go.
  • Healthy and nutritious: Made with lean ground beef, black beans, corn, brown rice, and other good for you ingredients. Much better than takeout.
  • Meal-prep friendly: If you meal prep your meals, then this ground beef burrito bowl is perfect for you.
close up side shot of a beef burrito bowl with an avocado cream sauce drizzled over it

Ingredients for burrito bowl

  • Brown Rice: or 2 cups pre-cooked. You may use white rice or quinoa * see notes
  • Olive Oil: or avocado oil
  • Ground Beef: use very leave ground beef. 90% if possible
  • Seasonings: Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Oregano, Onion Powder, Smoked Paprika, salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Garlic Cloves: use fresh garlic cloves
  • Black Beans, drained and rinsed ( 1 Can ), or use pinto beans
  • Canned Corn or use freshly cooked corn
  • Pico de gallo or use homemade
  • Fresh Parsley to Garnish

for the avocado cream sauce

  • Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt: plain yogurt or sour cream will work too
  • Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • Ripe Avocado
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
top view meal prep bowl with beef burrito. Made with ground beef, corn, beans, brown rice, and a drizzle of cream dressing

How to make beef burrito

  • In a small bowl whisk all sauce ingredients until well combined; set aside.
  • Cook rice according to package directions if you aren’t using pre-cooked brown rice. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, garlic, and seasonings; Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon to break the meat as it cooks.
  • To assemble the bowls divide the rice and beef mixture among 4 glass containers. Top with black beans, corn and pico de gallo, then drizzle with avocado cream sauce.
  • Refrigerate for up to 5 days. Enjoy!
close up shot of a beef burrito bowl with layer of cream sauce and a hand holding a lime wedge squeezing lime into the bowl

Recipe notes and tips

  • Instead of the brown rice, you may use cooked quinoa, plain white rice, cauliflower rice for a lower carb option, or cilantro lime rice.
  • If you do not want to serve it with the avocado cream sauce that is fine. Swap with a little bit of sour cream or shredded cheese.
  • Don’t want to use beef? use lean ground chicken or ground turkey breast.
  • If you can use roasted corn kernels even better!
  • Instead of pico de Gallo, use chopped cherry tomatoes.
  • You may use refried beans, but for a healthier option, use plain black beans.

Storage recommendations

  • Storing: Store the leftover burrito bowl in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You may also freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Reheating: Reheat in the microwave for 60-90 seconds until it is heated through.

What to serve with beef and rice burrito

  • Try to have your beef burrito with tortilla chips. Corn tortillas will be great.
  • Add some shredded cheese
  • Serve with some shredded lettuce.
  • If you love sour cream then serve with some sour cream
  • Top with some chili pepper flakes or sliced jalapenos
top view or meal prep bowl with beef burrito and rice

Frequently asked questions

Is a burrito Bowl healthy?

What goes into your beef burrito bowl? Burritos can be high in calories and carbs especially if using both bean and rice. All your ingredients may seem clean and healthy but the calories do add us. Make sure you are using very lean beef and very little brown rice if possible. Try switching the rice with quinoa or skip the rice and quinoa all together and load it up with some veggies and beans instead. Typically speaking burrito bowls can be healthy but can also be high in calories.

How many calories are in a burrito bowl?

Calories for a beef burrito bowl will vary between 600-800 calories roughly. The beans and rice are high in carbs and calories. So is the ground beef. If you are trying to reduce the number of calories in your burrito bowl, make it with lean ground turkey, skip the rice, and more grilled veggies.

What do you put on a burrito?

A beef burrito bowl recipe is different from a burrito. A burrito is made with seasoned ground beef, refried beans, lettuce, and salsa. placed over a tortilla and then rolled up for a classic burrito wrap. Some may add some shredded cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and hot sauce. A burrito bowl is a burrito in a bowl instead of being wrapped in a tortilla.

close up view of burrito bowl with ground beef, rice, beans, and corn

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5 from 5 votes

Beef Burrito Meal Prep Bowl

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
close up view of burrito bowl with ground beef, rice, beans, and corn
Easy to make burrito bowl made with lean ground beef and topped with a delicious avocado cream sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Brown Rice, or 2 cups pre-cooked
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ lb Lean Ground Beef
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Ground Cumin
  • ½ Tsp Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Onion Powder
  • ¼ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 15 oz Black Beans, drained and rinsed, ( 1 Can )
  • 15 oz Canned Corn , or use freshly cooked corn
  • ½ Cup Pico de gallo, or use homemade
  • Fresh Parsley to Garnish

Avocado Cream Sauce

  • ½ Cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1 Tbsp Freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk all sauce ingredients until well combined; set aside.
  • Cook rice according to package directions if you aren't using pre-cooked brown rice. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, garlic, and seasonings; Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon to break the meat as it cooks.
  • To assemble the bowls divide the rice and beef mixture among 4 glass containers. Top with black beans, corn and pico de gallo, then drizzle with avocado cream sauce.
  • Refrigerate for up to 5 days. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
Brown Rice:
If using pre-cooked brown rice, use about 2 cups. In the meal prep bowls add about 1/2 cup of cooked rice. You can also use quinoa in place of rice to reduce the number of carbs in this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 797kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 51gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 963mgPotassium: 1409mgFiber: 13gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 555IUVitamin C: 12.9mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 7.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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13 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love it!! I make it for my Boyfriend every week as meal prep for work! Thank you for this recipe!
    Also in Vacation (we we’ve been at a friends house) we ate it every day bc its so easy and fast to make!

    Greetings, from Germany 🙂

      1. An you please point me in the direction of where I can find your freezer meals recipes as I want to make up them up your recipes say they are good in the fridge for x amount of days im after m ears I can freeze please

  2. Silly question! But in the nutrition facts; approximately how much is in a serving?? For example, in grams?

    1. Hi Anna
      the nutrition facts you see is per serving and the amounts are in grams. It should be indicated on it

      1. Hi Issey
        Yes, it is. The rice and beans are high in carbs. If you would like to cut down on the calories, skip the rice.