Mexican dishes have been our new go-to favorite.
They’re easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and hold several different foods packed with nutrients! I have a newfound love for all things rice, beans, salsa, and taco seasoning. So all of these in the same bowl, topped with a dollop of sour cream and doused in salsa, sounds like the best and most filling lunch. And it is! I’ve cut out red meat from my diet as it doesn’t make me feel great and isn’t as good for you as lean poultry, so when I figured I could make a burrito bowl with ground turkey instead, I was ecstatic!
This recipe takes almost no time and is a great alternative to going out and filling your face full of tacos (also a great idea).
Turkey Burrito Bowl
Ingredients for roughly 4 servings
- 2 cups brown rice
- 1 1/2 lb ground turkey
1 cup sweet corn (I buy frozen)
- 1 can pinto beans
- any salsa of your choosing (I like mild)
- cheddar cheese
- low-fat sour cream
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 red onion
- taco seasoning (I used chili seasoning)
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- cilantro, finely chopped
- Cook brown rice per instructions on packaging (typically 1 part rice to 2 parts water, bring to a boil and then simmer ~20 minutes)
- Cook ground turkey on medium high heat with taco seasoning, along with chopped/sliced onion and green pepper. Once the onions are translucent and ground turkey is browned, add the can of diced tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- In each bowl, separate the brown rice evenly and add cheddar cheese, pinto beans, sweet corn, salsa and cilantro (to your liking) to each bowl. Add the turkey, onion, pepper and tomato mixture. Top with sour cream and serve warm!
See?! How easy is that. And so stinking good. I’d like to try with different ingredients and maybe some shredded chicken another time. I could eat this every day for lunch. Maybe even for dinner. Breakfast?
Have you had a burrito bowl before? What variations are a good spin on the above recipe?