Who doesn’t love a good burrito bowl? Whenever I go to Chipotle and order a burrito bowl, I always want to jump behind the counter and make it myself, because nobody ever seems to get it quite right. Who’s with me on this?
Even if I say, just a little bit of guac, and a tiny bit of lettuce, they somehow manage to plop on globs of everything, resulting in the world’s heaviest bowl of food, making me feel over-stuffed and promising never to eat again.
I hate that feeling. So I got together with my friend Jen to create for you the perfect DIY burrito bowl situation! Now you can add as much or a little as you like of your favorite toppings.
Can we discuss my latest obsession with poblano peppers? I love the combination with the onions and bell peppers. They’re simply perfection.
So yes, it takes some prep work, but once you’re done, you’re done and everyone can make their own creations. It’s my favorite kind of meal!
DIY Burrito Bowls are a family favorite!
For the Pepper Mixture
- 1 poblano pepper (thinly sliced)
- 1 yellow bell pepper (thinly sliced)
- 1 yellow onion (thinly sliced)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Pinch of pepper
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
For the Turkey Mixture
- 1 pound ground turkey meat
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
For the Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup black beans (drained and rinsed from the can)
- 4 ears of corn *see note*
- Finely chopped romaine lettuce
- 1 avocado (diced)
- Sour cream (or greek yogurt)
- Salsa (use your favorite kind)
- Tortilla chips *optional
- Start by making the pepper mixture. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon canola oil. Add the poblano pepper, bell pepper, onion, salt, and a pinch of pepper. Cook for 10-15 minutes until peppers and onions become soft. Add the minced garlic and cook another 1-2 minutes. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, while the peppers are cooking, start making the turkey mixture. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon canola oil, turkey meat, salt, and a pinch of pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder and cook for 7-10 minutes until turkey is cooked through and no longer pink. Set aside.
- Mix together the cooked brown rice, lime juice, cilantro, and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
- Put everything out in separate bowls and allow people to build their own bowls! It’s as simple as that!
*There are several options on how to prepare the corn.
Option 1: Frozen corn, thawed
Option 2: Cut raw corn off the cob and use as is
Option 3: Remove husks and hair from corn and cook for 5 minutes in a dry pan on medium/high heat until corn starts to char. This is my favorite way!