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(L)Oven Monday – Fajita/Burrito Bowls

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If you love Mexican foods the way we love Mexican foods, the title of this recipe alone will draw you in!  I mean what could be wrong with combining a fajita and a burrito?  You have the sauteed vegetables, the rice, the fresh veggies and sour cream and cheese…yeah, you know what I mean!  This past year I was introduced to the Burrito bowl.  You take all the stuffings of a burrito and eat it out of a bowl rather than a tortilla.  What a great lunch idea!  I usually always have all the ingredients for this recipe on hand, so it’s a perfect addition to my menu!

Not only is this recipe DELICIOUS, it’s also super fast and super inexpensive!  There is no meat in this fajita – instead there are black beans.  Beans are a great source of protein and much cheaper than meat, so if you’re looking to reduce your grocery bill, adding a meal or two a week like this will really help you save!  Here’s how you make it:

Fajita/Burrito Bowls
1 {16 oz} can black beans rinsed and drained
1 sweet pepper sliced
1 onion, sliced
1/2 Cup Corn – Fresh or frozen
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Heat a medium sized skillet with vegetable oil and onion and peppers until cooked through. Add the beans, corn and all the spices and sauté for few minutes more.
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Remove from heat and add a little chopped cilantro (I forgot to add that!). Serve over a bed of rice.  Serve with your choice of other burrito ingredients such as:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa

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The bowl below might look like a bowl of mush, but it’s soooo good!

Burrito bowls 3

Have you ever had a burrito bowl?  What did you think?

I hope you’ll give this meat-free recipe a try!  Enjoy!

From my country kitchen,

Denise Signature 150 px


9 thoughts on “(L)Oven Monday – Fajita/Burrito Bowls

  1. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe, Denise! We eat meatless meals several times a week, and the ingredients for this recipe are ones that I always have on hand. Even the cilantro … I hate the way fresh cilantro goes bad so quickly, so what I do is buy the Gourmet Garden squeeze cilantro. It works perfectly in recipes, tastes like you used fresh herbs, and the tubes keep a long time in the fridge… a good bit longer than the date on the tube, actually. If you have not tried the squeeze herbs, you might like to do so. I’m sold on them!


      1. You should be able to find them in the produce section near the fresh herbs. I’ve bought them both in our local supermarket and at Walmart. They also have basil, garlic, ginger, and I’m not sure what all else. I’ve used both the basil and the cilantro and am just so pleased with them.

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  2. When I make these, I serve them buffet-style. Each person starts with a bowl of rice and builds their burrito bowl with ingredients and toppings of their choosing. It is a great meal for entertaining guests, as well as families – teens and children usually love them!


  3. I just made this recipe last night and had to come back and share. Fantastic! I will be making these again and again. The flavors were just right! I didn’t want to use corn this time so I used some shredded summer squash and cooked it with the onions and peppers.


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