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These easy Burrito Bowls are loaded with flavorful ground turkey taco meat, rice, black beans and a variety of other toppings. Everyone can customize their own burrito bowl for a winning dinner that will quickly become a favorite!
Burrito bowls are so versatile, you can fill them with just about anything you like! My bowl is topped with flavor-packed taco meat, made a little lighter with lean ground turkey. It’s the same base that I used for my Turkey Taco Pasta and Stuffed Peppers.
The taco meat is made with ground turkey, salsa and taco seasoning, but you could also add some additional veggies, like peas and carrots, to round out this dish as a full meal. The base of the burrito bowl is white rice, but you could whip up a batch cilantro lime rice, spanish rice even Rice Pilaf.
You can top your burrito bowl with all sorts of delicious flavors, like corn and black beans, creamy avocado, shredded cheese, tomatoes, green onions and rice. Every bite is packed with all the flavors or your favorite loaded burrito without the tortilla.
This recipe couldn’t be easier! Just whip up some taco meat and choose your favorite toppings.
Make the taco meat. Cook a pound of ground turkey with some onion and garlic. If your turkey is releasing a lot of liquid during cooking, you may want to drain it before adding anything else. Add your favorite salsa, some taco seasoning and water and simmer for 10-15 minutes. The mixture will reduce and thicken a bit as it – it’s done when it’s reduced by about half. Sometimes I’ll stir in some cheese, too.
Prep the toppings. While the turkey taco meat is simmering away, prep the toppings. We almost always have some leftover rice in the freezer so I just heat that up, however you could whip up a fresh batch if you like. Toppings can be whatever you enjoy; I will usually put out a variety of options to let every one customize their own bowl.
Serve. Scoop some rice and meat in flat bottomed bowls and let your family go to town choosing their favorite toppings!
Anything you might put in a burrito, you can put in these bowls! Here are some of my favorite toppings:
Sometimes I will make a double or even triple batch of the taco meat and yes, it freezes beautifully! Just scoop out the portion you plan to freeze to a separate bowl and let it cool completely. Then transfer it to a freezer bag, label it and freeze for up to 6 months.
Cook the taco meat up to a day ahead, then reheat in a skillet or even the microwave when it’s time to eat. Most toppings can be prepped ahead of time as well.