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Vegetarian Burrito Bowls

Vegetarian Burrito Bowls are filled with roasted sweet potatoes and peppers, black beans, fresh tomatoes, quinoa, and drizzled with a Chipotle Sour Cream! These burrito bowls are perfect for a vegetarian dinner or for meal prepping.

We are BIG fans of grain bowls in our household. I love our Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls and my Curry Chicken Rice Bowls, but sometimes I want something for Meatless Monday. These Vegetarian Burrito Bowls fit the fill and are full of so much flavor. Starting with the roasted vegetables that are seasoned with chili powder, cumin, garlic, and onion powder, and topped with all of your favorite toppings and then a homemade chipotle sour cream drizzle. We eat ours on top of fluffy, protein packed quinoa, but any of your favorite grains would work. YUM-O!

What You’ll Need

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Orange Bell Pepper
  • Red Onion
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Olive Oil
  • Black Beans
  • Quinoa
  • Salsa
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Chipotle Peppers in Adobo
  • Lime Juice

How to Make Vegetarian Burrito Bowls

This burrito bowl recipe has three main components: the roasted vegetables, the quinoa, and the chipotle sour cream. To start, preheat the oven and prep the vegetables. I use sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and red onion. You can definitely adapt these vegetables to what is in season or what you have on hand. I think other delicious options would be summer squash, zucchini, red potatoes, cauliflower, and carrots.

Toss the prepped vegetables in olive oil, spices including chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Divide the vegetables between two baking sheets and then roast in the preheated oven. Using two baking sheets is important, because if you crowd a baking sheet the veggies will “steam” each other and they will end up mushy instead of perfectly roasted. This will take 25-30 minutes, depending on the size of your veggies and how you like your vegetables roasted. I like mine on the crispy side.

While the vegetables are roasting, cook the quinoa and prep the chipotle sour cream. For the quinoa, I love using vegetable broth to give it a little more flavor. This is optional, and you can use water if you prefer. Simply combine the quinoa and broth/water in a pot, bring to a boil, reduce the head and cover. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the quinoa is fluffy.

For the chipotle sour cream, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, lime juice, chipotle pepper, garlic powder, and salt in a small food processor and blend until it is creamy. If you’d like the sour cream a little bit thinner, add a couple more tablespoons of milk.

Now it’s time to assemble! Place your desired amount of quinoa in each bowl and top with veggies and desired toppings. I like adding black beans, diced tomatoes or salsa, and avocado. Corn, greens, pinto beans, and guacamole would also be delicious choices. Lastly, drizzle the Vegetarian Burrito Bowls with the chipotle sour cream. Enjoy!

Vegetarian Burrito Bowls Great For Meal Prep

I love making these burrito bowls for lunch throughout the week. I simply divide the ingredients into individual glass containers, and store the chipotle sour cream on the side. They make for a delicious, healthy, and filling lunch option!

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Vegetarian Burrito Bowls

Vegetarian Burrito Bowls are a delicious veggie-centric burrito bowl, topped with a delicious chipotle sour cream!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burrito bowl, dinner, orange bell pepper, quinoa, red bell pepper, sweet potato, vegetarian, vegetarian dinner, vegetarian main dish
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 723kcal
Author: Taylor

Ingredients

Roasted Vegetables

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper stem and seeds removed, and sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper stem and seeds removed, and sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Chipotle Sour Cream

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp milk (plus more if you want a thinner consistency)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 chipotle en adobo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Burrito Bowls

  • 1 1/2 cups dry quinoa
  • 3 cups vegetable broth (water also works)
  • 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado diced
  • salsa or diced tomatoes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the vegetables, oil, and spices.
  • Divide between two greased baking sheets and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • While the vegetables are roasting, make the chipotle sour cream and cook the quinoa.

Quinoa

  • For the quinoa, add the quinoa and broth/water to a medium saucepan/pot and place over medium high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, and cover. Cook according to package directions, which is typically 15-20 minutes, until the quinoa is fluffy.

Chipotle Sour Cream

  • For the chipotle sour cream, add the sour cream, mayo, milk, chipotle, lime juice, and garlic powder to a small food processor and puree until smooth. If you'd like a thinner consistency that is easier to drizzle, add a couple more tablespoons of milk.

Burrito Bowl

  • Now, assemble! Add desired amount of quinoa, veggies, and toppings to your bowl. Drizzle with chipotle sour cream.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 1542mg | Potassium: 1560mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 18709IU | Vitamin C: 90mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 7mg
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