Forget the take out! You don’t need the local Mexican joint to indulge yourself in the best burrito bowls this side of the southern border. These DIY Burrito Bowls are full of powerful immune-boosters, including cumin, paprika, and fresh veggies. Researchers believe that cumin could help kill harmful bacteria that’s trying to attack your immune system. Paprika is full of antioxidants. And fresh veggies provide an assortment of essential vitamins and minerals. These DIY burrito bowls are ready to eat in 30 minutes.

DIY Burrito Bowls

Servings: 6
Prep Time:  10  minutes  
Cook Time: 20 minutes 
Total Time: 30  minutes 


1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil 
1 lb. ground beef, 93% lean, or ground turkey 
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika 
¼ teaspoon sea salt 

1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil 
2 red bell peppers 
1 red onion, sliced

1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil 
4 cloves garlic, minced 
½ yellow onion, diced 
2 heads cauliflower, grated or riced 
½ cup cilantro, chopped 
1 lime, juiced and zested 

Additional toppings: sliced avocado, halved black olives, shredded lettuce, cheese, additional cilantro, pico de gallo, salsa. 


In a skillet, add 1 tbsp oil over medium high heat. Add ground beef or turkey, cumin, paprika, and sea salt and sauté until cooked through, around 6-8 minutes. 

Meanwhile, add 1 tbsp oil to another skillet, along with bell peppers and red onion. Sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until onions are caramelized. 

While the meat, onions, and peppers are cooking, make your cauliflower rice. 

In a separate skillet, add olive oil, garlic, yellow onion, and cauliflower and heat over medium heat. Sauté for 2 minutes, then add the lid and steam for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and add cilantro and lime. 

Create a DIY station! On a breakfast bar or table, line up the rice, pepper mix, and ground meat, as well as any additional toppings. Each family member can go along the line and build their own burrito bowl. 

Staple Subs

Get creative here with what you have! Don’t have bell peppers? Try sautéing some mushrooms, or any frozen vegetables you have accessible. No ground meat? Slice up some chicken breast or steak! The options are endless here!

(Based on a bowl with no additional toppings) 
Calories: 339
Fat: 26g
Carb: 9g
Fiber: 6g
Protein: 22g