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6 Burrito Bowl Recipes For Lazy Weeknight Dinners

They're fast, easy, healthy and delicious.

29/05/2017 9:09 PM AEST | Updated 29/05/2017 9:09 PM AEST

Burritos are all well and good, but sometimes you just don't want to deal with the splitting sides, messy hands/face/shirt/everything and completely unsatisfactory filling ratio.

That's where burrito bowls come in -- the simpler, less messy and more versatile sister of burritos.

Making your own burrito bowls at home is surprisingly easy and, dare we say, fun. You start with rice (if making from scratch is too much, use pre-cooked rice), then the fillings (beans, chicken, veggies) and finish with the condiments (guac, salsa, herbs).

It's the ultimate lazy person meal. And the results are delicious.

Here are six burrito bowl recipes to get you started.

1. Buffalo chicken burrito bowls

From Averie Cooks.

If your go-to is a chicken burrito, make this bowl with tender Buffalo chicken, black beans, pre-cooked rice, corn, cheese and avocado. It's ready in 15 minutes and is completely customisable depending on your taste.

Here's the recipe.

Averie Cooks

2. Chipotle chickpea burrito bowl

From A Saucy Kitchen.

Can't do meat? That's totally fine. This spicy, flavoursome chickpea burrito bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, capsicum and chunky guacamole on a bed of quinoa has got you covered.

Get the recipe.

A Saucy Kitchen

3. Cauliflower rice burrito bowl

From Minimalist Baker.

If you and carbs don't get along, here's a rice-free burrito bowl that still tastes absolutely delicious. The secret is a cauliflower rice base, flavoured with salsa, herbs, lime juice and spices. Top it with spicy beans, sautéed veggies and guacamole, and you're set.

Here's the recipe.

Minimalist Baker

4. One-pot chicken burrito bowl

From How Sweet Eats.

This chicken burrito bowl is something else. It's a one-pot delicious mess of burrito chicken, spices, rice, black beans and corn, topped with guacamole, pico de gallo and queso fresco cheese.

Get the recipe.

How Sweet Eats

5. Spaghetti squash burrito bowls

From Cookie and Kate.

Who needs a bowl when you've got spaghetti squash, the low carb spaghetti alternative. To make this healthy vegan burrito bowl, all you need to do is bake the squash in the oven, whip up a colourful cabbage and black bean slaw and assemble it, with avocado salsa verde to finish.

Here's the recipe.

Cookie and Kate

6. Chipotle chicken burrito bowl

From The Healthy Maven.

Now, if all the above burrito bowl recipes are too time-consuming or too involved, then this seven-ingredient recipe is the one to make. Simply combine shredded chicken (tip: buy a roast chicken from the shops) with cooked rice and black beans, place the mixture on a bed of lettuce and top with guacamole and salsa.

Get the recipe.

The Healthy Maven

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