Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Burrito Bowl with Seasoned Ground Turkey

Inspired by Chipotle and the ingredients I had in my kitchen, this burrito bowl was born. Ground turkey is my favorite substitute for ground beef, especially when used in Mexican dishes. With some taco seasoning, I can hardly tell the difference between turkey and beef.

Burrito Bowl with Seasoned Ground Turkey
Yield: 6 servings
Time: about 1 hour


1 lb. ground turkey
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (less if you have a more mild palette)
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 garlic cloves, minced or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup water
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 can black beans
2 cups brown rice
1 tomato
1 avocado
2 oz. shredded cheese
1/2 cup salsa
Chopped cilantro
Chopped green onions


Prepare rice, according to directions. 

Over medium heat, brown ground turkey until fully cooked. Add next nine ingredients, water, and corn starch and simmer until all spices are cooked into the meat, about 10-15 minutes.

Heat beans in a small saucepan over low heat, until warmed through. 

Make your burrito bowl. In a shallow bowl, pour 1 cup of cooked rice and spread on the bottom. Add 1/2 cup beans, followed by 1/2 cup seasoned ground turkey. Top with chopped tomato, shredded cheese, sliced avocado, and salsa. Sprinkle with pepper and garnish with cilantro and green onions, if available. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Yum! This sounds delicious! I love using ground turkey in recipes.