Steak Burrito Bowl (Chipotle Copycat)

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A healthy steak burrito bowl that taste just like Chipotle but made at home. They combine seasoned grilled steak pieces, fresh veggies, rice, and shredded cheese and is topped with fresh Pico de Gallo, guacamole and a creamy lime crema. This balanced, high-protein dish comes together in under 30 minutes and will keep you feeling full for hours.

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What Makes This Recipe Great?

Easy weeknight dinners are a must at my house, and this healthier Steak Burrito Bowl checks all the boxes. They taste identical to the Chipotle bowls, but are much cheaper. It’s high in protein, packed with tons of veggies and can be customized to meet your needs. For example, if you are keto switch out regular rice for cauliflower rice and remove the corn and black beans. Or maybe you are dairy-free. No problem, just use dairy-free cheese.

The result is a delicious (not to mention kid-friendly!) easy meal that comes together in 30 minutes or less. It’s also a great meal prep option for easy weekday lunches. If you love this recipe, be sure to try my Egg Roll In A Bowl.

Ingredient Notes

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Steak Burrito Bowl

  • Steak: I use sirloin, but feel free to use lean cut steak of choice.
  • Rice
  • Lettuce: I prefer iceberg, but you can also use darker greens such as, romaine, arugula or spinach.
  • Red Onions
  • Pico de Gallo: store-bought or homemade
  • Corn
  • Shredded Cheese: If you are dairy-free, feel free to sub cheese of choice.
  • Black Beans
  • Seasoning: I make my own steak seasoning using cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper and oregano.
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt: you can also sub dairy-free yogurt of choice
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapenos
  • Limes
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Step by Step Instruction

  1. Prepare the Steak: Preheat your grill or stovetop pan to medium-high heat. Add the seasoning to a bowl and mix to combine. Next, season the steak on both sides with the prepared seasoning. Grill or sear the steak with avocado oil for a few minutes on each side until cooked to your desired level of doneness. Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  2. Warm the Beans and Corn: In two small saucepans, warm the black beans and corn kernels over medium heat until heated through. Season with a pinch of salt and any additional spices you like.
  3. Lime Crema: In a small bowl, add the sour cream or Greek yogurt along with the lime juice, zest, and salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Assemble the Bowls: Start with a base of lettuce at the bottom of each bowl. Around the bowl, begin to build with rice, corn, black beans, shredded cheese, and red onion. Top with guacamole, lime crema, and fresh cilantro.
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Mac’s Pro Tip

Expert Tips

  • Choose Quality Steak: Opt for cuts of steak that are suitable for grilling, such as flank, sirlion or skirt steak. These cuts are flavorful and tender when cooked correctly.
  • Seasoning: Make sure to generously season the steak on both sides. It makes such a difference.

Serving

  • Serve as is in a bowl or set up a DIY burrito bowl station if you’re serving a a larger group. This will allow everyone to customize their bowls with their favorite toppings and preferred spice levels.

Storage

  • Keep Components Separate: To prevent sogginess, store the components separately until you’re ready to eat. Assemble the bowl just before eating to maintain the freshness and texture of each ingredient. If you are meal prepping, use containers that have different compartments.
a side view of a bowl filled with lettuce, steak, corn, black beans, pico de gallo and cilantro.

FAQs

Can I make this recipe keto or low carb?

This can be made low carb by swapping out the jasmine rice for cauliflower rice and removing the black beans and corn. Add additional low carb toppings of choice.

Can I make a vegan version of steak burrito bowls?

For sure! Substitute the steak with plant-based protein like tofu or tempeh, use vegan cheese or omit it, and make sure to use vegan-friendly versions of sour cream and other toppings.

Can I meal prep burrito bowls for the week?

Yes, burrito bowls can be great for meal prep. Keep the components separate and assemble them when ready to eat to prevent sogginess.

Is jasmine rice or quinoa gluten-free?

Yes, both are gluten-free.

Can I customize the spice level of the burrito bowl?

Absolutely! Add hot sauce, red pepper flakes or even additional jalapenos for more spice.

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Steak Burrito Bowls (Chipotle Copycat)

By: Ashley McCrary
A healthy 30-minute steak burrito bowl that tastes identical to Chipotle. It combines seasoned grilled steak pieces, fresh veggies, rice, and shredded cheese and is topped with fresh pico de gallo, guacamole, and creamy lime crema.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4 bowls

Ingredients  

Steak

  • 1 lbs lean steak such as flank steak or sirloin (4 oz per bowl)
  • 1-2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Bowls

  • 1 cup jasmine rice or quinoa cooked
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese reduced-fat or dairy-free alternative
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels fresh, canned, or frozen
  • 1/4 cup guacamole
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • Lime wedges

Lime Crema

  • 1 cup light sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 whole limes juice and zest
  • salt to taste

Instructions 

  • Prepare the Steak: Preheat your grill or stovetop pan to medium-high heat. Add the seasoning to a bowl and mix to combine. Next, season the steak on both sides with the prepared seasoning. Grill or sear the steak with avocado oil for a few minutes on each side until cooked to your desired level of doneness. Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Warm the Beans and Corn: In two small saucepans, warm the black beans and corn kernels over medium heat until heated through. Season with a pinch of salt and any additional spices you like.
  • Lime Crema: In a small bowl, add the sour cream or Greek yogurt along with the lime juice, zest, and salt. Mix until combined.
  • Assemble the Bowls: Start with a base of lettuce at the bottom of each bowl. Around the bowl, begin to build with rice, corn, black beans, shredded cheese, and red onion. Top with guacamole, lime crema, and fresh cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 477mg | Potassium: 815mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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