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Burrito Bowl Meal Prep

This burrito bowl meal prep is an easy and delicious meal for the week! This healthy recipe requires less than 10 ingredients and 20 minutes to make.

This is a cast-iron skillet with the burrito bowl in it. The burrito bowl is ground turkey, sweet potatoes, black beans, peppers, onions, and cilantro all mixed together.

Burrito bowl meal prep

This burrito bowl meal prep is an easy and delicious meal for the week! This healthy recipe requires less than 10 ingredients and 20 minutes to make.

This recipe makes the perfect burrito bowl. This meal is packed with whole grains, veggies, and turkey, making it a high-protein and delicious meal. Make it for dinner or save it for meal prep salads, wraps, tacos, or nachos throughout the week. The final product screams affordable, homemade, and healthier Chipotle.

What ingredients do I need?

I'm a firm believer that you can make easy and delicious recipes with less than 10 ingredients. The ingredients for this burrito bowl meal prep includes pantry staples including:

  • Ground turkey - I like to use ground turkey instead of ground beef because it's leaner and has more protein. If you season it well and avoid overcooking, it will taste juicy & flavorful!
  • Sweet potatoes - Sweet potatoes are an awesome source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. In addition to having several health benefits, sweet potatoes pair well with ground turkey!
  • Pepper and onions - Grilled peppers and onions add all of the Chipotle burrito bowl vibes to this recipe. They add really awesome flavor and you can use either raw or frozen veggies!
  • Taco seasoning mix - Using a pre-packaged taco seasoning mix will make this recipe super easy. If you're feeling really ambitious you can make your own taco seasoning.
  • Quinoa - Quinoa is a superfood grain that contains amino acids, fiber, magnesium, and many additional nutrients!
  • Black beans - It’s often a toss-up as to whether people add beans to their burrito bowls. Since we’re loading these up for the week, it felt right to add at least one kind of bean, so I chose black beans because they’re soft, creamy, and have a mild flavor. On top of that, there are so many health benefits of black beans, including building strong bones!
  • Cilantro - I’m a firm believe that cilantro makes most dishes better. The very last step of this recipe is mixing in some chopped cilantro for extra flavor and a finishing touch.
  • Oil - Choose your favorite kind of oil to cook these ingredients in a large skillet.
  • Optional: Avocado, plain greek yogurt, and cheese are all great toppings for this recipe!
These are the ingredients for the burrito bowl meal prep recipe. There are sweet potatoes, black beans, taco seasoning, cilantro, peppers and onions, and quinoa.

Can I make substitutions to this recipe?

Absolutely! The beauty of burrito bowls are they can vary based on your preference. Here are some substitution ideas:

  • Ground turkey - I like to use ground turkey, but you could use ground beef, ground chicken, or a meatless ground product.
  • Sweet potatoes - If you don't like sweet potatoes, you could make this with russet, purple, or yellow potatoes.
  • Pepper and onions - I think peppers and onions add great flavor to this but you could leave them off.
  • Taco seasoning mix - You'll definitely want to use some sort of seasoning for this recipe. If you would prefer to make your own taco seasoning instead of using a pre-packaged one, go for it!
  • Quinoa - You could use white or brown rice instead of quinoa.
  • Black beans - Swap black beans for another kind of bean like pinto beans!
  • Cilantro - It’s not a necessity, but cilantro really adds to the burrito bowls! I buy a bunch of cilantro and use the leftover on my meals throughout the week.
  • Oil - Using oil will help your ingredients cook well and not stick to the skillet.

What equipment do I need for this recipe?

The main piece of equipment you need is a cast-iron skillet. A cast-iron skillet is a heavy-duty, durable, versatile dish that makes is easy to cook with and clean. This recipe involves heating up the cast-iron skillet, adding the ingredients, and stirring everything so it cooks well. The cast-iron skillet helps create a hot and delicious burrito bowl!

This is a cast-iron skillet with the burrito bowl in it. The burrito bowl is ground turkey, sweet potatoes, black beans, peppers, onions, and cilantro all mixed together.

What is the process?

This recipe is quite simple! All you need to do is slowly add your ingredients to the skillet. I usually empty the dishwasher, call a friend, or multi-task in some other way while I'm making this recipe!

  • Prepare, chop, and measure all ingredients.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated, add 2 tbsp oil and spread around the skillet.
  • Add the sweet potatoes to the skillet and cook for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add the peppers and onions and cook for 5 more minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add the ground turkey and taco seasoning. Cook until the meat is brown, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the cooked quinoa and black beans. Stir until combined.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro. Enjoy!
  • Optional: Serve with avocado, plain greek yogurt and cheese.

How should I eat this?

This burrito bowl is so versatile! Here are some ideas of how you can enjoy it:

  • In a bowl
  • With tortilla chips
  • On a salad
  • In taco shells
This is a picture of a ceramic bowl with the burrito bowl in it. There is a mixture of sweet potato, quinoa, peppers, and beans topped with plain greek yogurt and cilantro.

How do I store this?

This will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. The great thing about this burrito bowl meal prep is that it reheats well and you can serve it throughout the week. If you're going to add toppings like avocado, cheese or greek yogurt, wait until after you heat it up again and are ready to eat.

Looking for something similar?

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Can I have the recipe?

If you try this recipe and love it, please rate it and me know your thoughts! I hope you enjoy this burrito bowl meal prep recipe as much as I do.

This is a cast-iron skillet with the burrito bowl in it. The burrito bowl is ground turkey, sweet potatoes, black beans, peppers, onions, and cilantro all mixed together.
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5 from 11 votes

Burrito Bowl Meal Prep

This burrito bowl meal prep is an easy and delicious meal for the week! This healthy recipe requires less than 10 ingredients and 20 minutes to make.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burrito bowl, meal prep, skillet recipe, turkey and sweet potato
Servings: 6
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Large Skillet
  • spatula
  • Measuring Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 3-4 small sweet potatoes cubed (about 3 cups)
  • 2 cups pepper and onions diced
  • ½ packet taco seasoning mix
  • ½ cup quinoa cooked
  • ½ cup black beans
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil

Optional

  • avocado
  • plain greek yogurt
  • shredded cheese

Instructions

  • Prepare, chop, and measure all ingredients.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated, add 2 tbsp oil and spread around the skillet.
  • Add the sweet potatoes to the skillet and cook for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add the peppers and onions and cook for 5 more minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add the ground turkey and taco seasoning. Cook until the meat is brown, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the cooked quinoa and black beans. Stir until combined.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro. Enjoy!
  • Optional: Serve with avocado, plain greek yogurt and cheese.

Notes

  • You can cook the quinoa ahead of time and add it into the skillet hot or cold. For some additional flavors, cook the quinoa with lime juice and cilantro!
  • The nutrition facts do not include additional toppings like greek yogurt and cheese. 

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16152IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg

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Recipe Rating




Pam

Monday 2nd of May 2022

Yuuuuuum! Made this for dinner tonight and will definitely be making it again! Bonus: leftovers for lunch this week!

Kim

Saturday 27th of November 2021

So easy and delicious and.versatile.

Brooke Davis

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

This one is stellar! Make it your own by adding crushed tortilla chips, Queso, whatever! Love that each family member does their own thing but the base is hearty and full of healthy, filling foods!

Kaitlyn Quinn

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

This recipe is incredible!! I'm eating it for breakfast AND lunch this week! I can't get enough!!! I've had like 15 renditions of similar bowl ideas, but this one is absolutely superb takes the cake by miles!!! Thank you Jordan!!

Brienne Edmonds

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

This dish did not disappoint in flavor!! I loved the simplicity as we;;. I made a few tweaks - did spiral squash because I was being super lazy and my store was out of frozen sweet potatoes, 2 wedges of laughing cow lite cheese to make it a bit creamer and a full can of beans because #girlneedsmorecarbs! haha!! This was delicious and was enjoyed by all ages (starting at 2 - and you know how picky they are).