Black beans tossed with roasted vegeteables on a bed of rice, topped with fresh veggies, cheese, and a delicious chipotle sauce; these black bean burrito bowls are a dish you will make over and over again!
Thursday August 20, 2020
Avocado Black Beans Carrots Cheese Cilantro Corn Cucumber Lettuce Lime Onions Peppers Rice Sweet Potato
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Black bean burrito bowls are a dish that I've been making a while, because they're so easy, healthy and delicious. What more could you want out of a dinner, really? I usually reach for this recipe on an I-didn't-plan-dinner day, because they are just so easy to throw together with whatever you have in your fridge/pantry. But they're so tasty that they are also part of our regular meal rotation. These are also a great meal-prep option - when I make these in advance I mix the beans, rice, roasted veggies, and sauce and keep it in a separate container to the cold veggies. That way I just heat the rice mixture and throw on the cold veggies/toppings when I'm ready to eat.
These bowls are super filling, and very healthy thanks to all the veggies and black beans. Last night after eating these for dinner, my husband declared it was the first time in a long time that he didn't have room for dessert. I'm not sure if that is a compliment to this dinner, or an insult to the rest... but I'm telling myself it's a compliment.
So, what's in them? It's ridiculously simple. Its a rice base, topped with roasted veggies, black beans, cheese, raw veggies, and some sauce.Theres no meat, making these vegetarian friendly, and depending on toppings these could even work for vegan diets as well. For the roasted veggies, we use onions, carrot, pepper, sweet potato, and frozen corn. In the past I've included broccoli, beets, zucchini, and green beans - literally whatever I have.For the raw veggies, I usually do lettuce, avocado, and cucumbers; in the past I have also done tomatoes, and raw peppers. This is such a versatile dinner, anything goes! Garnish with a wedge of lime and some cilantro and you have yourself a restaurant-worthy meal.
For the sauce, I have used many different things. I sometimes do a dollop of sour cream. Other times I use ranch and a chipotle hot sauce. We actually now have a spicy chipotle barbecue sauce that we have been enjoying on these bowls a lot! If you're in Canada, PC Brand has this amazing chipotle ranch salad dressing. It goes great on this! Another favorite of mine is Renee's Southwest Ranch Salad dressing. I've even done Greek yogurt and chipotle sauce/powder in a pinch! And honestly - The roasted veggies are so flavorful that if you want to skip sauce altogether it still tastes good! I really hope you try this, and make it your own! You will want to add it to your regular meal rotation; it's one of the simplest healthy dinners, with the best taste. What veggies will you include in yours?
Hi I’m Natalie. I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, daughter and our cat. Since I was little, I have always enjoyed discovering new recipes and sharing food with loved ones. When I’m not in the kitchen you’ll probably find me crocheting, reading, or crafting.
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