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Vegan Burrito Bowl: Extra Guac, Please!

  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Better than take-out! Vegan Burrito bowls are an easy and family-friendly dinner or meal-prep lunches. Black beans and meatless crumbles, cilantro rice, and quick-smashed guacamole are layered in a bowl.



Cilantro Rice

  • 1 cup rice
  • Water (per rice instructions)
  • 1 tsp cilantro (dried or fresh)
  • Salt, to taste

Adobo Sauce

  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp adobo sauce from chipotle can (or more, depending on heat preference)
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp oregano, ground
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Burrito “Meat”

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/21 whole package frozen meatless crumbles

Quick-Smashed Guacamole

  • 12 avocados
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Sea salt, to taste

Other Topping Ideas

  • Canned corn kernels
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream (dairy or vegan)
  • Cilantro
  • Sauteed bell pepper & onion slices


Cilantro Rice

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add rice, salt and cilantro. Cover.
  3. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Use the cooking time on your rice packaging.

Burrito “Meat”

  1. Blend all adobo sauce ingredients until smooth.
  2. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. When hot, add beans and meatless crumbles.
  4. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Pour adobo sauce over the mixture.
  6. Stir occasionally, letting the mixture simmer.
  7. When beans and crumbles are hot, and sauce has reduced, remove from heat.

Quick-Smashed Guacamole

  1. Using a paring knife, slice the avocado open lengthwise. Running the knife down to the pit.
  2. Twist open. Scoop the avocado into a small bowl with a spoon.
  3. Season with sea salt and lime juice.
  4. Smash with the back of the spoon until desired consistency.
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: vegetarian burrito bowl, vegan burrito bowl