Take taco night to a new level and serve up these easy and healthy beef burrito bowls for dinner.
Next time you are craving Chipotle or wishing the taco truck was close by, whip these up instead.
These bowls have all the ingredients necessary for a delicious Mexican dinner.
Can I use leftovers for beef burrito bowls?
I typically make these beef burrito bowls as a follow-up to a beef brisket dinner from the night before. I usually make enough brisket to last the rest of the week.
Slow cooked and savory, the beef brisket is fork tender and delicious. My kids will gobble this up.
That’s why I like to make plenty for taco night, which we enjoy regularly.
My husband and I love beef barbacoa but our children prefer their beef brisket without the added Mexican flavors that barbacoa calls for.
So when I make these burrito bowls, I make sure the pico de gallo is authentic with plenty of garlic, fresh lime juice and jalapeños.
Each bowl gets a large spoonful of rice. Any kind will do. We’ve been known to enjoy our bowls with Spanish rice, saffron flavored rice and even plain white rice.
Rice is an easy grain to make ahead of time and warm up in the microwave.
What goes in a beef burrito bowl?
The hubby and I like to garnish our burrito bowls with shredded beef brisket, fresh avocado slices, black beans, pico, cilantro and queso.
If your kids are picky eaters like mine sometimes are, then switch up your toppings to what you know they’ll eat.
My kids love their bowls with shredded beef, corn cut off the cob, fresh tomatoes, iceberg lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese.
Everyone is happy!
This is a great recipe for creating a burrito bar that serves a lot of people. Shredded beef, shredded pork and shredded chicken can easily serve as your main burrito ingredient. A large selection of toppings lets each person individualize their bowl.
Serve these up with any one of my margaritas and get the party started. Who needs Chipotle when homemade is so much better!
More delicious ideas for a Mexican dinner
- Easy Chorizo and Chicken Mexican Yellow Rice Recipe
- Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken
- Pulled Pork Tacos (Pork Carnitas)
- Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms
- Easy Cilantro Lime Black Bean and Rice Recipe
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Beef Burrito Bowls using Leftover Brisket
- 2 pounds beef brisket
- 1 can Campbell’s French onion soup
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 2 avocados, sliced
- 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup pico de gallo
- 1 cup queso fresco, crumbled
- 1 cup cilantro, chopped
- Place the beef brisket fatty side up in a roasting pan or crockpot. If using a crockpot you may need to cut the brisket to fit. Pour in the french onion soup with 2 cans of water.
- Using a slow cooker or the slow cook function on your stove, allow the beef brisket to slow cook on low for at least 5 hours. Otherwise use the bake function on your oven at 225°F.
- After 5 hours, spoon off the layers of fat from the beef brisket and shred the beef using two forks. Return the shredded beef to the pan or pot and allow to cook in the broth for at least another hour. Once the brisket is ready to serve, use a slotted spoon to transfer it from the broth to a bowl.
- Fill the bottom of four bowls with a half a cup of rice in each. Arrange the shredded beef, avocado, black beans, queso, cilantro and pico de gallo on top of the rice.
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