Homemade Chipotle Burrito Bowl

This easy and delicious copycat Mexican Chipotle burrito bowl recipe is a real crowd-pleaser.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 3346kcal
Author Jas


For the meat

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce

For the rice

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 cup salsa

For the toppings

  • 3 cups chopped iceberg or Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn drained
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup orange bell pepper diced (optional)
  • 1-2 avocado sliced or diced
  • 2 tablespoons  chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Chipotle burrito sauce


For the meat

  • In a large non-stick or cast-iron skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until translucent, then add the ground beef. Cook, stirring often and breaking the meat into small pieces until the meat is cooked through, 5-8 minutes.
  • Take the skillet off the heat and drain any excess grease, it needed.
  • Return the skillet to the heat and stir in garlic, cumin, chili, oregano, coriander, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the tomato sauce and simmer the mixture for additional 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

For the rice

  • Cook rice according to the package directions. Let cool.
  • Next, stir in salsa.


  • Divide rice mixture into serving bowls.
  • Arrange toppings over the rice.
  • Drizzle with lime juice and chipotle sauce.
  • Serve immediately.


~ Free Tip ~
Substitute all spices for the meat with a package of taco seasoning. Use grilled chicken instead of ground beef. Omit meat for a vegetarian version but increase the amount of toppings. Top with guacamole instead of chopped avocado. Use sour cream instead of Chipotle burrito sauce (but the sauce is seriously yummy!)


Calories: 3346kcal | Carbohydrates: 317g | Protein: 156g | Fat: 168g | Saturated Fat: 56g | Cholesterol: 410mg | Sodium: 5629mg | Potassium: 6870mg | Fiber: 57g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 12825IU | Vitamin C: 318.7mg | Calcium: 1230mg | Iron: 30.7mg