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Macro-Friendly Fajita Burrito Bowls

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High Protein Fajita Burrito Bowl

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Mexican food, but make it macro-friendly! Our Fajita Burrito Bowls are perfect for family dinners at home, meal-prepped lunches, and dinner parties, too! With so many opportunities to customize your meal, this dish is a true crowd-pleaser.

If you're like me and enjoy Mexican cuisine, we have a ton of high-protein Mexican dishes to try like our Meal Prep Breakfast Burritos, Macro-Friendly Tacos, and our Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas!

3 Reasons Why You'll Love This Recipe

  1. It's bursting with Mexican flavors. This Macro-Friendly Fajita Burrito Bowl has all the fixings you love from a classic burrito! Between the seasoned meat, melty cheese, and myriad of beans and veggies, it's a flavor explosion in every bite.
  2. It's high in protein. Whether you're following a macro-based diet or not, hitting appropriate protein targets is a smart nutritional decision for everyone. This dish offers 25g of hearty protein per serving.
  3. So customizable. I love a recipe that allows for customization, it's really the best way to feed a family or crowd. With these Fajita Bowls, everyone can take what they want, and leave what they don't.

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High Protein Fajita Burrito Bowl

Macro-Friendly Fajita Burrito Bowls

Mexican food, but make it macro-friendly! Our Fajita Burrito Bowls are perfect for family dinners at home, meal-prepped lunches, and dinner parties, too! With so many opportunities to customize your meal, this dish is a true crowd-pleaser.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 355 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Veggie chopper or cutting board + knife
  • 1 Small bowl
  • 1 Small spatula or spoon
  • 1 Measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 lb. Lean ground beef We used 93/7
  • 1 Yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 Green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 oz. Low-sodium taco seasoning 1 oz. = 1 packet
  • 1 can (15 oz.) no salt added black beans Rinsed and drained
  • 3 Cups Cooked brown rice Can swap for cauliflower rice to reduce carbs
  • 3 Cups Romain lettuce, chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Pico de gallo
  • 1.5 Avocados, sliced
  • Cilatro for garnish, optional

Instructions
 

  • Set aside 2 tbsp of the taco seasoning into a small bowl.
  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add bell peppers. Saute, until bell peppers are slightly softened, but still crisp, approximately 5-7 minutes. Add in black beans and 2 tbsp of taco seasoning. Stir to combine. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef, onions, and garlic and cook until meat is no longer pink, about 7-8 minutes. Drain excess liquid.
  • Add ½ cup of water and taco seasoning. Stir to combine and cook until meat is heated through, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Assemble the burrito bowls by layering ½ cup brown rice, ½ cup romaine lettuce, ⅓ cup ground beef, ½ cup peppers/black beans, 2 tbsp pico de gallo, and ¼ avocado.
  • Garnish with optional cilantro and serve warm. Enjoy!

Notes

Serving size = 1/6 recipe 
For the most accurate tracking, weigh your entire dish in grams after cooking (less the weight of the container) and divide that number by 6 to get the serving size in grams.

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 25gFat: 13g
Keyword Ground beef
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