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A vegetarian burrito bowl with rice, beans, fajita-style onions, peppers, and corn, avocado, salsa, cherry tomatoes, lime, and cilantro on a white linen tablecloth.

Fajita Veggie Burrito Bowls

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  • Author: Laura Bolton - Fork Knife Swoon
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Savory
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

An easy, weeknight recipe for veggie burrito bowls with rice, beans, sweet corn, fajita-style onions and peppers, and lots of fresh toppings. These vegetarian burrito bowls are easily adaptable, perfect for meal-prep, and always a family favorite! Gluten-free and vegan-friendly.


Ingredients

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For the bowls:

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red or yellow onion, thinly-sliced
  • 2 large bell peppers, stems and seeds removed and thinly-sliced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder (optional) ¹
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

For serving:

  • lime wedges, fresh cilantro, salsa, jalapeños, tortilla chips, etc.

Instructions

Cook the onions and peppers:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onion, peppers, and spices to the pan, and season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and caramelized, about 8-10 minutes. Don’t overcrowd the pan; it’s okay to let bits of the peppers get some color.
  3. Add the corn, and cook for another couple of minutes until the corn is warmed through.

Assemble the burrito bowls:

  1. Start with the warm rice and beans, dividing between bowls. Top with the onion, peppers, and corn.
  2. Add the tomatoes, avocado, cheese (if using), and any of your other favorite burrito toppings. Season with salt and pepper, if needed, to taste. Serve with chips and enjoy!!


Notes

¹ Adjust the chili, to taste, or omit entirely for little ones. For a more simplified version you can skip the other spices, too, and just season with salt and pepper. Also, if you can find it, a pinch of Mexican oregano is also really good here, too.

For a vegan burrito bowl: simply omit the cheese, or use a plant-based option.