Beautiful Burrito Bowls

Beautiful Burrito Bowls

Is this the same as wrestling with a traditional burrito the size of your head? Definitely not.

But will these beautiful bowls keep your taste buds and your tummy happy without a dreaded burrito hangover? Absolutely!

This may seem too simple to be any good but don’t underestimate the power of a little salt and ground cumin to radically transform your everyday minced (ground) beef.

And if you happen to be feeding little carb lovers like me, let them have some steamed rice while you enjoy the complex comfort of the cauli.

If you’re not super hungry – save some of the cooked beef separately – you’ll definitely find a way to use it!

Beautiful Burrito Bowls

Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 450 g cauliflower rice
  • 450 g ground minced beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoon ground cumin
  • sour cream or avocado
  • salsa or hot sauce
  • 1 handful coriander cilantro or cashews


  1. Heat a large frying pan on a medium high heat. Add cauliflower rice and a pinch if salt and cook, stirring for a few minutes until the cauli is hot. I don't bother with oil if I'm using frozen cauli. Divide between two bowls.
  2. Return the pan to the heat and add beef, salt and cumin. Cook stirring until beef is slightly browned and no longer pink.
  3. Serve beef on top of the rice and then let yourself get creative with the sour cream / avocado / hot sauce / salsa / coriander / cashew toppings.

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Variations & Substitutions for Beautiful Burrito Bowls

vegetarian – use cooked lentils, chickpeas, black beans or tofu instead of the beef. I’d also include some tomato paste or soy sauce for extra umami flavour

different protein – any ground meat will work or used cooked chicken or canned tuna or boiled eggs and of course see the vegetarian options above.

dairy-free – use the avocado.

nightshade-free – replace the hot sauce with lime juice.

more substantial (carb lovers) – rice or tortillas.

more substantial (low carb) – extra avo or cashews.

different vegetables – feel free to add any cooked or raw veg that take your fancy. I’ve made a bowl like this using baby kale leaves that was excellent.

Waste Avoidance Strategy

cauliflower rice – freeze it.

ground (minced) beef – freeze it.

salt / ground cumin / cashews – keep them in the pantry.

sour cream – keeps for weeks in the fridge.

avocado – use for another meal. Don’t freeze.

salsa or hot sauce – keeps in the fridge for weeks. Hot sauce for months.

coriander – best to use for another meal. Can be frozen but will wilt when defrosted.

Problem Solving Guide

bland – more salt! Or add in a flavour bomb.

sticking to the pan – next time make sure your pan is hot before adding the oil and make sure the oil is hot before adding the food. For now remove from the heat and stirring in a splash of water will help it release.

Prepare Ahead

Yes! Just cook the cauli and meat as per the recipe but keep the toppings separately. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or can be frozen. To serve, warm in a pan with a little oil and top with the toppings.

Beautiful Burrito Bowls

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Jules x

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