Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls | The Nutritionist Reviews
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls are loaded with flavor, are easy to make and use lots of pantry and freezer staples such as corn, rice, beans, salsa and sweet potatoes!
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burrito Bowls
I want to share lots of easy meals with you that you can make with easy items that you may have in your pantry. Late one night, I came up with this idea to make Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls and I couldn't get them out of my head! These bowls are vegetarian but you can feel free to add meat if you wish. This pantry staple meal is super delicious and kid-friendly.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls

What is in a Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowl?

-Roasted Mexican spiced sweet potatoes
-Low-sodium canned black beans
-Brown rice
-Bell peppers
-Roasted frozen (or canned) corn
-Lime slices
-Green onions
-Creamy Lime Salsa Dressing

I wanted to challenge myself to mostly use ingredients from my pantry and freezer to make this easy dinner. I had a couple of sweet potatoes in my pantry, lots of black beans and bags of brown rice. Instantly, my mind went to wanting a Mexican-style meal. I had made a similar meal for my family when they came over on short notice for dinner one night awhile ago and couldn't forget how delicious the little crispy sweet potatoes are!

I wanted to roast the corn too for extra flavor. For this recipe, I used frozen corn but feel free to use canned corn if you have that. I love black beans in this recipe but pinto will work as well. For the creamy lime salsa dressing, I just mixed together light sour cream (plain Greek yogurt would work too), jarred salsa from my pantry and lime juice. You make it runny enough so that it can drizzle on your bowl. So good!

Roasted corn, peppers, black beans and sweet potatoes

How to make a Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowl

First, you chop up your sweet potatoes and bell peppers to get them ready to roast. Then, you cook the brown rice according to directions. Feel free to grab the already cooked brown rice to save time and dishes. Then, you roast your sweet potatoes on a pan. On another pan, add the corn and peppers and toss those in the oven about 15 minutes after the sweet potatoes have gone in. Season the sweet potatoes

Once everything is roasted, add a scoop of brown rice to a bowl. Top with sweet potatoes, corn, peppers, beans, a lime wedge, diced green onions and your salsa dressing. Time to eat!

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Rice Bowls

Nutrition in a Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowl

These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls are about as healthy as a meal can get while still feeling like comfort food! First of all, it is loaded with fiber. All of the vegetables, beans and brown rice are loaded with fiber. The beans are a great source of protein. The sweet potatoes have lots of vitamins A and C. The bell peppers have tons of vitamin C which is good for helping to support a healthy immune system.

All in all, this is a family-friendly easy meal that everyone will love. If you set up all of the ingredients and let kids make their own bowls, they will love that!

Vegetarian Burrito Bowls
For this recipe, I roasted the sweet potatoes, corn and peppers on my favorite Chicago Metallic Nonstick Pans. Nothing sticks to these pans and they get me every time because it's crazy how affordable they are! They last a super long time too. I have some that are 10 years old that are still going strong. Highly recommend!

If you do add meat like chicken, beef or pork or even top this meal with a fried egg, make sure that you are taking the temperature of the meat to make sure that it is fully cooked. I recommend using a Taylor thermometer. I like the Taylor Folding Thermometer because it folds up really small in my drawer and doesn't take a lot of room.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burrito Bowls
Yield: serves 4 

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls are loaded with flavor, are easy to make and use lots of pantry and freezer staples such as corn, rice, beans, salsa and sweet potatoes!
Prep Time:  10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 40 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil- divided in half
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, finely diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn (or canned)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
  • 2-3 green onions, diced
  • Creamy Salsa Lime Dressing
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 2-3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a sheet pan, toss sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Roast for 15 minutes and flip. Prepare rice according to directions.
  2. After the 15 minutes, toss red pepper and corn with remaining olive oil and roast for 15 minutes on another sheet pan
  3. Drain and rinse black beans. Once sweet potatoes are soft but crispy on the outside, remove from the oven and mix together the sweet potatoes, black beans and spices.
  4. Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing.
  5. In a bowl, add a scoop of brown rice, sweet potatoes, black beans, peppers, corn, green onions, a lime wedge and drizzle of dressing.
Enjoy!

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowls
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Chicago Metallic and Taylor. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. These look amazing! I totally need to meal prep these for lunch next week!

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