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20 Burrito Bowl Recipes for the Chipotle Lover on a Budget

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Jacqueline PaumierGuest Blogger
September 04, 2016 · 2.7k Views

Let’s be honest, who can resist Chipotle? Those mouthwatering burrito bowls, fresh ingredients, and YES, WE KNOW GUAC IS EXTRA! Still, sometimes you don’t feel like making the trek (read as “putting on pants”) to satisfy that south-of-the-border craving. We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re paleo or vegan, there is a burrito bowl recipe on this list you’re sure to love.

 We understand that once in a while, you just need to treat yourself to a delicious meal from Chipotle. Don't worry - just check out our Chipotle coupon page and see the ways you can save on your burrito bowl (or whatever you get). To make these bowls at home, check out Trader Joe's, Vons, Safeway, and Whole Foods for all your ingredients.


1. Breakfast Burrito Bowl with Spiced Butternut Squash

Source: skinnytaste.com

Sometimes you need to start your day with a big, filling burrito bowl. Not only is this recipe sure to brighten up your morning, but it also has the comforting flavor of butternut squash. Yum!

Recipe from Skinny Taste.

2. Fish Taco Bowls

Source: wholefork.com

Have your burrito bowl go “Baja style” with this Pescado themed recipe. This burrito bowl is the perfect light and healthy summertime meal.

Recipe from Whole Fork.

3. Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl

Source: lemonsandbasil.com

If you have yet to experience spaghetti squash, you don’t know what you’re missing. All of that comfort food goodness from one healthy vegetable. Add in your favorite burrito ingredients and you have a recipe you’ll want to make again and again.

Recipe from Lemons and Basil.

4. Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Burrito Bowl

Source: withsaltandwit.com

Smoky slow cooked pork blends perfectly with sweet pineapple in this Hawaiian inspired burrito bowl recipe. The fact that it requires barely any effort to make is an extra plus!

Recipe from With Salt and Wit.

5. Southwestern Burrito Bowl Bake

Source: lifemadesimplebakes.com

Looking to turn one burrito bowl into a dinner for the whole family? Try this casserole version of your favorite Southwestern burrito bowl.

Recipe from Life Made Simple.

6. Burrito Bowl Mason Jars

Source: delishknowledge.com

Unless you’ve never heard of Pinterest, you know that everything somehow tastes better in a mason jar.  Burrito bowls are no exception to the rule! Make your burrito bowl easy to tote to work by assembling it in a mason jar.

Recipe from Delish Knowledge.

7. Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl

Source: minimalistbaker.com

If you are trying to reduce the number of carbs in your diet, substituting regular rice with cauliflower rice is a wise choice! Try this cauliflower rice burrito bowl guilt free!

Recipe from Minimalist Baker.

8. Spicy Chickpea Burrito Bowl

Source: wildeorchard.com

Chickpeas are quickly gaining popularity as being a filling and nutritious super food. If you love your Buddha Bowls, this recipe is for you.

Recipe from Wilde Orchard.

9. Chicken Carnitas Burrito Bowl With Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Source: closetcooking.com

Juicy, slow cooked carnitas with healthy cauliflower rice and Mexican inspired seasoning makes this protein packed bowl a must. With the addition of the cilantro-lime flavor blend you won’t even miss regular rice!

Recipe from Closet Cooking.

10. Better Than Chipotle Homemade Steak Burrito Bowls

Source: gimmedelicious.com

This title is a tough one to live up to! In our opinion, any time you can enjoy a steak burrito bowl without changing out of your pajamas is a win!

Recipe from Gimme Delicious Food.

11. Paleo Burrito Bowl Recipe

Source: cookituppaleo.com

Being able to enjoy a burrito bowl without breaking your paleo diet? Sounds too good to be true, but thanks to this recipe from Cook It Up Paleo you can have your burrito bowl and eat it too!

Recipe from Cook It Up Paleo.

12. Black Bean and Quinoa Chili Bowl

Source: skinnyms.com

Both Quinoa and black beans have been found to help aid weight loss, making this burrito bowl a guilt free lunch option!

Recipe from SkinnyMs.

13. Salmon Roll Sushi Bowl

Source: savorytooth.com

This recipe is a fresh and savory take on your favorite sushi roll in the form of your favorite burrito bowl. It doesn’t get much better than that! Add on some sriracha to give this dish a little heat.

Recipe from Savory Tooth.

14. Spicy Sweet Potato and Green Rice Burrito Bowls

Source: cookieandkate.com

Green rice is entirely too easy to get hooked on, and now you can have it in your home! Add in some spicy sweet potato and this bowl is as healthy as it is filling.

Recipe from Cookie and Kate.

15. Slow-Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

Source: thekitchn.com

Little effort, classic flavor. We are loving this slow-cooker chicken burrito bowl recipe for its amazing flavor and ability to free up our time.

Recipe from Kitchn.

16. Spicy Brazilian Burrito Bowls

Source: pinchofyum.com

Burrito bowls aren’t just for Mexican flavors; there are all kinds of flavor combinations you can enjoy. Pinch of Yum whipped up this incredible Brazilian inspired burrito bowl that includes fried plantains. Yes please!

Recipe from Pinch of Yum.

17. Chipotle-Inspired Vegan Burrito Bowl

Source: karalydon.com

Vegan foodies unite! This burrito bowl recipe is just for you. All of that same delicious chipotle flavor without being stuck with a boring salad.

Recipe from Kara Lydon.

18. Shrimp and Cilantro Lime Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Source: littlebroken.com

Who would guess that juicy shrimp and crunchy quinoa would be such an explosive flavor combination? This healthy burrito bowl is a refreshing spin on a classic bowl.

Recipe from Little Broken.

19. Vegetarian Burrito Bowl

Source: turningclockback.com

The difference between a vegetarian bowl and a vegan bowl? Lots, and lots of cheese! This meat-free burrito bowl has all of the flavors of the original and is insanely easy to make!

Recipe from Turning the Clock Back.

20. Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl

Source: yummyhealthyeasy.com

When in doubt, stick to the original! Once you’ve made this burrito bowl you might have a hard time finding a reason to drive to Chipotle.

Recipe from Yummy, Healthy, Easy.


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Jacqueline is a modern day gypsy, who has lived in several countries and has traveled to over 20. A sucker for all things pleasing to the senses; her world revolves around food (any and all food), foreign indie films, and salsa music. The first to jump off a waterfall and the last to say no to sushi, she has been described as a bit of an “extremist”. In her perfect world, no one ever spells “cool” as “kool” and Ryan Gosling has more tattoos. She enjoys spending her free time in her New Orleans home with her Cubano guitarist husband and 1-year-old son.