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Meal Prep Burrito Bowls

  • Author: Lauren Kenson
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Healthy Meal Prep Burrito Bowls! This recipe is loaded with lean protein from black beans and ground turkey, healthy fats, and whole grains. This flavor-packed recipe will satisfy your fast-food cravings and keep you stocked with fresh meals for 4 days!!


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Ingredients

RICE

  • 3 ½ c water
  • 2 c short grain brown rice, uncooked

MEAT

  • 1 ½ lbs ground turkey
  • ½ tbs avocado oil*
  • ½ lemon
  • salt (to taste)

SPICE MIX

  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika

BOWL MIX-INS

  • 1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 c frozen grilled corn
  • 1 lime
  • 1 c cilantro
  • 1 c salsa fresca

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS

  • guacamole
  • avocado
  • Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • cotija cheese
  • fresh greens

Instructions

METHOD

  1. MAKE THE RICE: In a medium-sized pot, bring water and rice to a boil. Turn down to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork.
  2. COOK THE MEAT: While the rice cooks, preheat a large pan over medium to medium-high heat. Then add avocado oil and meat to the pan, stir often and use a spatula to break it up into smaller bite-sized pieces. Season with spice mixture and the juice of ½ a lemon. Add salt to taste. Will cook quickly, in about 5-7 minutes.
  3. PREP THE CORN: Microwave the frozen corn for 2 minutes, or until just thawed through.
  4. ASSEMBLE THE BOWLS: Divide rice, beans, meat, and corn between four containers. Add a lime wedge and cilantro to each one. If eating right away, add choice of fresh toppings. If saving some portions for later, pack the chosen fresh toppings separately so that you can heat up all the hot ingredients at one time and add the cold ingredients later.

Notes

*or other cooking oil of choice


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
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