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An easy beef burrito bowl recipe with seasoned ground beef, fajita veggies, lettuce, cauliflower rice, and all of the toppings you can imagine! Make these delicious bowls as a meal prep lunch, or an easy weeknight dinner. They’re quick, filling, and packed with protein, veggies, and so much flavor!

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What Makes This Recipe Great

This keto burrito bowl recipe is such a delicious, filling, and simple meal that you will love for dinner and for make-ahead lunches all week long. You know how much I love Chipotle, but it’s actually so easy (and much more budget-friendly!) to make beef burrito bowls at home.

What I love most about these beef burrito bowls is that you can add in all your favorite toppings, and make it exactly how you like. Personally, I love it most with romaine lettuce, fajita veggies, cauliflower rice, and ground beef taco meat. Then I top mine with avocado, sliced jalapeno, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Because this recipe is so versatile, you get to pick exactly how you like yours!

If you’re looking for easy meal prep, this is the perfect recipe. All of these ingredients are delicious and enjoyed warm or cold. Just prep all the components, and when it’s lunchtime, assemble them all in a bowl or store them already assembled.

Simple ingredients, minimal prep and cleanup, and maximum taste. Win win win!

If you love these beef burrito bowls, try my Keto Taco Salad too!

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Ingredient Notes

  • Chopped Romaine Lettuce: You can chop lettuce or buy the pre-chopped bag for a quick and easy version.
  • Fajita Veggies: Trader Joe’s makes a frozen bag of fajita veggies that is super easy to warm up and serve! Or make them homemade with this easy recipe.
  • Cauliflower Rice: This is my favorite way to cook riced cauliflower. Use leftover rice you have from a prior meal, make a fresh batch, or if you aren’t keto, you can use white rice, brown rice, or Mexican rice.
  • Ground Beef Taco Meat: Follow this super easy recipe to make a batch of ground beef taco meat that is my go-to for beef burrito bowls!
  • Toppings: Depending on your diet and lifestyle, top with Avocado, Guacamole, Jalapenos, Pico de Gallo, Fresh Lime, Cilantro, Queso, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream, etc.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Layer all ingredients in a bowl in this order: lettuce, fajita veggies, cauliflower rice, and ground beef. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Alternative Toppings: If you’re not keto or low-carb, you can also add black beans, regular rice, tortilla chips, or whatever toppings you love!
  • Dairy-Free Queso: I absolutely love this Whole30 cashew queso recipe. If you want to add some cheesy flavor without the dairy, for sure try this!
  • Meal Prep: These beef burrito bowls are super easy to make ahead for meal prep. Simply portion out your bowls in individual containers and store them in the refrigerator. A super simple grab-and-go lunch, or easy enough, or a weeknight meal!
  • Make it Spicy: This recipe is pretty mild. If you like heat, add some extra chili powder to your taco meat, or sliced jalapenos as a topping!
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Serving Tips

  • One of my favorite ways to make this an interactive family dinner is to let everyone in my family (including the kids) build their own bowls! This way, they get the veggies and protein, but they can pick their toppings to make it their own. It’s also really fun and a great way to start conversation!

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover ingredients separately in airtight containers or ziptop bags for up to 3-4 days. Reheat or serve cold.
  • Alternatively, you can store the bowls already assembled. Just be aware that this will probably be best cold so you don’t heat the lettuce.
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Recipe FAQs

Are burrito bowls healthy?

Yes! The nutritional information will change depending on which toppings you choose, however, the base recipe including lettuce, ground beef, cauliflower rice, and fajita veggies is 337 calories, 6 net carbs, and 23 grams of protein.

What does a burrito bowl contain?

Burrito bowls are one of those meals that are customized to your taste. So if you don’t like rice, don’t add it. Do you want to double the meat? That’s fine! Typically, a burrito bowl contains the same contents as a burrito, without the tortilla. So build your bowl how you like it!

Try These Mexican-Inspired Recipes!

Keto Grilled Steak Tacos
Keto Crispy Verde Shredded Chicken Tacos
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Easy Spicy Mexican Coleslaw with Creamy Lime Dressing
Whole30 + Keto Fish Tacos with Spicy Coleslaw

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Easy Ground Beef Burrito Bowl Recipe

Servings: 1

Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Cook Time: 20 minutes mins

Total Time: 30 minutes mins

An easy beef burrito bowl recipe with seasoned ground beef, fajita veggies, lettuce, cauliflower rice, and all of the toppings you can imagine! Make these delicious bowls as a meal prep lunch, or an easy weeknight dinner. They’re quick, filling, and packed with protein, veggies, and so much flavor!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup fajita veggies
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower rice
  • 1/2 cup ground beef taco meat
  • optional toppings: sliced avocado, guacamole, salsa, jalapenos, lime, cilantro, whole30 queso

Instructions

  • Layer all ingredients in a bowl in the order listed. Top with favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Notes

Expert Tips

  • Alternative Toppings: If you’re not keto or low-carb, you can also add black beans, regular rice, tortilla chips, or whatever toppings you love!
  • Dairy-Free Queso: I absolutely love this Whole30 cashew queso recipe. If you want to add some cheesy flavor without the dairy, for sure try this!
  • Meal Prep: These beef burrito bowls are super easy to make ahead for meal prep. Simply portion out your bowls in individual containers and store them in the refrigerator. A super simple grab-and-go lunch, or easy enough, or a weeknight meal!
  • Make it Spicy: This recipe is pretty mild. If you like heat, add some extra chili powder to your taco meat, or sliced jalapenos as a topping!

Serving Tips

  • One of my favorite ways to make this an interactive family dinner is to let everyone in my family (including the kids) build their own bowls! This way, they get the veggies and protein, but they can pick their toppings to make it their own. It’s also really fun and a great way to start conversation!

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover ingredients separately in airtight containers or ziptop bags for up to 3-4 days. Reheat or serve cold.
  • Alternatively, you can store the bowls already assembled. Just be aware that this will probably be best cold so you don’t heat the lettu

Cuisine: Mexican

Course: Main Course

Author: Natalie

Calories: 336.8, Total Carbs: 10g, Protein: 22.2g, Fat: 23.1g, Fiber: 4.2g, Net Carbs: 6g

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    8 Comments on “Easy Ground Beef Burrito Bowl Recipe”

  1. Christopher B Neville August 21, 2021 @ 8:45 am Reply

    Looks delicious, wonder if you can make it ahead and take to work for lunch.

    • Natalie August 21, 2021 @ 2:23 pm Reply

      Absolutely! Just keep it in the fridgeuntil you’re ready to eat it. Pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes and add the avocado garnish after!

  2. Heather R January 1, 2020 @ 3:52 pm Reply

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    These bowls were so good! We went with your optional reccs of cashew queso, avocados, and lime juice and they were delicious :) First dinner recipe of the New Year!

    • Natalie January 1, 2020 @ 9:20 pm Reply

      Happy New Year to you Heather! I am so happy my burrito bowls was your firstmeal of 2020! That makes me so happy!

    • Tracy April 25, 2021 @ 9:54 am Reply

      Do you have the nutritional information? Looks great.

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