A delicious and simple to make veggie black bean burrito bowls — brown rice, seasoned & roasted sweet potatoes + bell peppers, black beans, and avocado with the most incredible chipotle lime sauce.
If you follow me on Instagram Stories, I shared some of my recent trip to Chicago for an “Organic For All™” event sponsored by Safeway and Albertsons. It was such a whirlwind quick trip, but so much fun and I can’t wait to share more about it all! But first, let’s discuss these veggie burrito bowls.
This meal has been a huge dinner win in my home. It’s so easy to prepare, it’s healthy, makes a great meal prep, and it’s super filling (and hey, that’s even without meat!). Brown rice topped with roasted veggies + black beans and then the most delicious sauce coats every bite. Seriously – this sauce is going to make you want to put it on ev.ery.thing. Add some avocado, lime, and cilantro (jalapeño if you love some heat) and you are well on your way to dinner heaven.
This meal is very simple to prepare. You start by prepping out the rice and get that cooking while you preheat the oven for the veggies. Quickly chop up the sweet potatoes (or buy pre-chopped if you are in a hurry!) and some bell peppers and then throw those in the oven with a few seasonings.
While everything is cooking you can prep the sauce that coats it all and just take it easy for a bit. Once everything is done, the assembly begins — basically throw it all together and mix it up and dinner is served.
- 1 cup brown basmati rice + ingredients called for
- 2 large sweet potatoes ~4 cups
- 2 red bell peppers
- 1/4 cup olive oil separated
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- Salt and pepper 1/2 teaspoon each
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans drained and rinsed
- Toppings: cilantro, fresh lime, avocado(s), jalapenos (optional)
- 1/2 cup full fat regular mayo no substitutes
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha or hot sauce
- Pinch of salt and ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Start by cooking the brown rice according to package directions. Allow to cool before assembling the final bowls.
- Peel the sweet potatoes and chop into bite-sized chunks. Slice the bell peppers and set aside.
- Toss the potatoes with 3 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, and chipotle chili powder.
- Place the potatoes in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and add in the sliced peppers and toss around with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
- Return to the oven and cook for another 15-20 minutes or until the peppers are crisp tender and the potatoes are tender.
- Remove and toss on the tray with the rinsed and dried black beans.
- Allow these roasted veggies to cool down to just above room temperature.
- While everything is cooking, in a small bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients (mayo, lime juice and zest, ground cumin, paprika, chili powder, and Sriracha) and whisk together until completely combined.
- Prep the toppings: chop cilantro, slice an avocado, slice a jalapeno, and slice a lime.
- Make the bowls: fill a bowl with cooked and cooled rice, top with cooled veggies and beans, and add toppings and dressing.
- Enjoy immediately.
*Chipotle chili powder is just a variety of chili powder with all the other seasonings. Regular chili powder will work fine.
So, more about the event! It was such a great time! The absolute highlight of the trip was getting to create a recipe in the Rick Bayless Kitchen at the Kendall College. After a fun cooking demo by Annessa Chumbley, a super knowledgeable and talented dietician, we were able to go down to the kitchen.
There were tables filled with tons of O Organics products that we could use to create a recipe. We all created our own recipes in the kitchen and had a blast creating delicious food!
I created a Mexican rice dish that I definitely need to make again and share here soon. We all got to take pictures of our dishes in a huge room filled with tons of light.
After that we got to chat with each other and then did a session of yoga which was relaxing and so much fun.
Thanks Safeway and Albertsons for the fun trip! 🙂
Special thanks to Safeway for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.