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Microwave Burrito Bowl

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Hey there, foodies! Get ready to embark on a flavor-packed journey with me as we dive into the world of Microwave Burrito Bowls. Whether you’re craving a quick lunch, a hearty dinner, or a satisfying snack, this easy-to-make dish has got you covered. Let’s roll up our sleeves and whip up a delicious meal in minutes!

Why You’ll Love This Burrito Bowl Recipe

Let me tell you why this Microwave Burrito Bowl recipe is about to become your new favorite go-to meal. Picture this: tender turkey sausage, nutritious spinach, fluffy jasmine rice, hearty black beans, and gooey melted cheddar cheese—all packed into one mouth watering bowl. It’s a flavor explosion that’ll have your taste buds dancing with delight. And the best part? It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s oh-so-satisfying!

Substitutions and Additions:

Feeling creative? Go ahead and customize your burrito bowl with your favorite toppings. Whether it’s diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, or a dollop of sour cream, the sky’s the limit when it comes to making this dish your own.

Notes and Tips for This Microwave Burrito Bowl Recipe:

  • Give the ingredients a stir halfway through the microwaving process to ensure even cooking.
  • Want an extra kick of spice? Add more chipotle in adobo sauce to suit your taste buds.
  • Leftovers? No problem! Just store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

How to Store Leftovers or Make-Aheads:

If you’re meal prepping like a pro, you can easily make the burrito bowl mixture ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to microwave and enjoy. And when it’s time to reheat those leftovers, just pop them back in the microwave for a minute or two until they’re heated through.

Recipe FAQs

Are chipotle burrito bowls microwave safe?

You betcha! You can zap those chipotle burrito bowls to perfection in no time. However, keep in mind that you should not microwave them more than once.

Are Taco Bell burrito bowls microwavable?

Taco Bell burrito bowls are not served in microwave-safe containers.

Can you microwave a burrito bowl?

Yes, indeed! This Microwave Burrito Bowl recipe is designed to be microwaved for a quick and convenient meal option that’s bursting with flavor.

Can you microwave a burrito bowl with sour cream?

Absolutely! Feel free to add a dollop of sour cream to your burrito bowl before microwaving, or serve it on the side as a tasty topping.

Are burrito bowls healthier than burritos?

In general, burrito bowls tend to be healthier than traditional burritos since they often contain fewer carbs from the tortilla. Additionally, by loading up on veggies and lean protein, burrito bowls can offer a nutritious and balanced meal option.

Are burrito bowls high in calories?

The calorie content of a burrito bowl can vary depending on the ingredients used and portion sizes. However, by choosing lean proteins, plenty of veggies, and watching portion sizes, you can enjoy a satisfying burrito bowl without overdoing it on calories.

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Microwave Burrito Bowl

Ingredients

4 Servings
Serving Size:279g
* Optional Substitution Note
  • 8oz low sodium turkey sausage
  • 2 cups raw spinach
    • frozen spinach
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 13.5 oz no salt added black beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 3oz chipotle in adobo sauce
    • 3oz red or green enchilada sauce
    • I recommend using sauce only if you are sensitive to spicy flavors
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat cheddar, shredded

How to Make This Burrito Bowl Recipe:

Step 1

Let’s get cooking! First up, chop up that turkey sausage into bite-sized pieces. Pop it into a microwave-safe bowl, cover lightly, and zap it in the microwave for 3 – 6 minutes until it’s cooked through.

Microwave Burrito Bowl Recipe

Place in a microwave-safe bowl, slightly cover, and cook in the microwave for 3 – 6 minutes, checking after every minute.

Microwave Burrito Bowl Recipe

Step 2

Now, in a mixing bowl, let’s bring all the goodness together. Add the cooked turkey sausage, spinach, rice, black beans, taco seasoning, and chipotle in adobo sauce. Give it a gentle fold until everything is nicely combined. If you like things saucy, go ahead and add a few splashes of enchilada sauce to amp up the flavor.

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Step 3

Next, transfer the mixture to a microwave-safe dish and sprinkle that shredded cheddar cheese on top. Cover it lightly and pop it back in the microwave for 6 – 8 minutes until the cheese is perfectly melted and gooey.

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Step 4

Once it’s done, give it a couple of minutes to cool down before digging in. Trust me, letting those flavors mingle for a bit will take this burrito bowl to the next level of deliciousness!

Microwave Burrito Bowl Recipe

Microwave Burrito Bowl

Kevin Curry

10-minute burrito bowl recipe you can whip up in a microwave when you're short on time and kitchen space. Dorm friendly recipe!
Microwave Burrito Bowl Recipe

Prep 2min
Cook 8min
Total 10min

Category Chicken
# of servings4
Calories 390
  • 8oz low sodium turkey sausage
  • 2 cups raw spinach
    • frozen spinach
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 13.5 oz no salt added black beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 3oz chipotle in adobo sauce
    • 3oz red or green enchilada sauce
    • I recommend using sauce only if you are sensitive to spicy flavors
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat cheddar, shredded

  1. Let’s get cooking! First up, chop up that turkey sausage into bite-sized pieces. Pop it into a microwave-safe bowl, cover lightly, and zap it in the microwave for 3 – 6 minutes until it’s cooked through.

    Microwave Burrito Bowl Recipe

    Place in a microwave-safe bowl, slightly cover, and cook in the microwave for 3 – 6 minutes, checking after every minute.

    Microwave Burrito Bowl Recipe

  2. Now, in a mixing bowl, let’s bring all the goodness together. Add the cooked turkey sausage, spinach, rice, black beans, taco seasoning, and chipotle in adobo sauce. Give it a gentle fold until everything is nicely combined. If you like things saucy, go ahead and add a few splashes of enchilada sauce to amp up the flavor.

    Microwave Burrito Bowl Recipe Microwave Burrito Bowl Recipe

  3. Next, transfer the mixture to a microwave-safe dish and sprinkle that shredded cheddar cheese on top. Cover it lightly and pop it back in the microwave for 6 – 8 minutes until the cheese is perfectly melted and gooey.

    Microwave Burrito Bowl Recipe Microwave Burrito Bowl Recipe

  4. Once it’s done, give it a couple of minutes to cool down before digging in. Trust me, letting those flavors mingle for a bit will take this burrito bowl to the next level of deliciousness!

    Microwave Burrito Bowl Recipe


Nutrition per serving

Calories390cal
Protein25g
Fats6g
Carbs60g
Sodium620mg
Fiber7g
Sugar2g
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Details

Prep 2min
Cook 8min
Total 10min
# of servings4
Serving Size:279g

Nutrition per serving

Calories390cal
Protein25g
Fats6g
Carbs60g
Sodium620mg
Fiber7g
Sugar2g
About Kevin - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!