One pot burrito bowls recipe

One pot burrito bowls recipe- we love these easy and delicious burrito bowls. They are made in one pot in 30 minutes …making clean up a breeze. Perfect for busy week nights!

If you’ve been a long time reader, it’s no surprise that I’m a big fan of Mexican food. Some of my favorites include my green enchiladas, taco soup and chicken taco bowls. These one pot burrito bowls have now been added to the list. If you like my taco soup recipe you will love this recipe. I used a lot of the same ingredients in creating this recipe but added rice to make the famous burrito bowl. It is so good! Yum!

The best part about this recipe is it only uses one pot and 30 minutes to make. My whole family loved it! Definitely put it on the menu this week and let me know how you like it.

Homemade burrito bowl recipe

These burrito bowls are loaded with cheese, fresh tomatoes, and cilantro! Some of the best flavors. I also added Old El Paso Thick N’ Chunky Salsa and Green Chiles to give it a little kick.

One pot burrito bowls

One pot burrito bowls

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


1 Tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup red bell pepper

1/2 cup diced sweet onion

1 pound lean hamburger

1/3 cup Old El Paso Medium Thick n' Chunky Salsa

1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 15 oz can corn, drained

1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes

1 4 oz can Old El Paso diced green chiles

1 cup jasmine rice

1 Tablespoon taco seasoning

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

2 1/2 cups chicken stock

1 cup shredded cheddar/jack cheese

S & P to taste

Optional toppings:

Sour cream


Green Onions






In a large pan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Saute the onions and red peppers. Add in hamburger and cook until browned. Stir in salsa, black beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, rice, taco seasoning and chili powder. Pour in chicken stock and then bring to a light bowl. Cover the pan and reduce heat to low. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is all the way cooked.

When rice is done, S&P to taste. Top with your favorite toppings. We like to serve over lettuce in a salad bowl and eat with tortilla chips.

One pot burrito bowls recipe

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DIY Halloween Countdown

By Marie of Blooming Homestead for I Heart Nap Time.

Hello friends! Halloween is right around the corner and I am so excited to share this fun and easy DIY Halloween Countdown. This countdown was simple and fun to make and your family will love it. All it takes is a few supplies from the craft store and you will be ready to go!

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  • Wood Plaque- 8 1/2 x 11 x1/2
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • brush or sponge
  • chalk
  • glue gun
  • mdf word “halloween”  (can be found at hobby lobby Halloween isle)
  • Spider accent
  • White vinyl & craft cutter (optionl)


  • 16×20 blank canvas
  • painters tape
  • black paint

Step 1: Paint your plaque using chalkboard paint and brush. Works best to do several coats. Let it dry between each coat. If you are going to mount your plaque on canvas, you can tape off stripes on your canvas and paint stripes to dry. (Sorry I don’t have pics of this step because I used a canvas I had painted last year that was sitting around, I love re-using items!)

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Step 2: After the paint has dried, cut out your vinyl words. If you don’t have a vinyl cutter you can paint them freehand or use chalk since its all chalkboard. I used a basic font and cut out the words “days” and “until”. I laid out the “Halloween” and eyeballed the size of lettering and where I wanted to apply it.  When you have your placement ready, you can apply them to the plaque.

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Step 3: Using hot glue, glue on MDF Halloween word in the center of plaque.

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Step 4: Glue on the cute spider for a fun accent.DIY Halloween Countdown by Blooming Homestead on

Step 5: Now you can use chalk to season the chalkboard where you will write your countdown.

OPTIONAL Step 6: If you would like to mount the plaque on the canvas, you can hot glue it directly to the painted canvas.

Now you’re ready to countdown to Halloween!

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DIY Halloween Countdown by Blooming Homestead on

I would love for you to stop by Blooming Homestead and check out some of my other projects.

Blooming Homestead Projects


Neutral Fall Mantle/Halloween Wreath/DIY Wood Shutters

Apple Chips

Homemade apple chips recipe on ...yum! Perfect for fall! by Jen Nikolaus of Yummy Healthy Easy

Hi again, friends! Can you believe it’s already September? Where did the summer go?! We’re already knee-deep in school, homework, football practices, piano lessons, etc.

Even though it’s September, it’s still been crazy hot around here. What has your weather been like? I’m feeling ready for fall to decide to show up. I’m ready for boots, sweaters, pumpkin muffins, hot chocolate, and apple recipes. We love apples around here. I buy several pounds every week just for my boys to snack on or throw into their lunch boxes.

But, apples can get a bit boring. It’s fun to change things up a bit and help my boys out by giving them something new to take in their lunch boxes.

How do you spice apples up? Apple chips!!!

Homemade apple chips recipe on ...yum! Perfect for fall!

These are amazing. I used to think you needed a dehydrator in order to make fruit chips. Nope!

You just have to slowly cook them in the oven. Hardly any prep and barely any work involved. Oh my word, you guys. When you make these, your house will smell AWESOME. It’s like inviting fall into your home!

Not to mention the sweet and crispy taste of these yummy chips. They have so much flavor packed into each chip, you’ll feel guilty eating them because they taste like dessert. But they’re healthy! The perfect snack to grab on the go, throw into lunch boxes or just to snack on while watching tv.

Hello, fall!

Homemade apple chips recipe on ...yum! Perfect for fall!

Apple Chips

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes


2-3 apples, thinly sliced (I used Fuji)
4 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
real maple syrup (not pancake syrup)


Preheat oven to 225º F. Lay out the apple slices on two parchment lined baking sheets.
Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. On one sheet of apples, sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar over the tops of the apples. On the other baking sheet of apples, spread the tops with maple syrup. (Can also double cinnamon and sugar and skip maple syrup or use only maple syrup - your preference!) Place both baking sheets in the prepared oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Flip apples over and continue baking for 1 more hour, until the apples are crispy. Let cool and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

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Crock pot grape jelly & BBQ meatballs -only 3 ingredients!

Crock pot grape jelly meatballs -only takes 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep! Doesn’t get better than that.

These crock pot grape jelly meatballs are a family favorite. They are seriously so good and the perfect appetizer for game day! They almost remind me of sweet and sour meatballs but taste better! My Grandpa has been making them for years and we always loved them growing up. My sister even talked him into making them as an appetizer at her wedding. Everyone loved them! Now of course my family has their actual “homemade meatballs” which are amazing and I’ll have to that recipe soon. The best part about these bbq meatballs is no one would ever know they were so simple to make. You could even turn them into a main dish and serve them over sticky rice. YUM!

Crock pot grape jelly meatballs on -only takes 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep! YUM!

I love getting the meatballs from Costco or Kroger. They taste the best in my opinion. And sweet baby ray’s BBQ sauce is my personal favorite. :)

Crock pot grape jelly and BBQ meatballs

Yield: 50 meatballs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours


1 32oz bag frozen fully cooked meatballs (about 50)
1 18oz jar grape jelly
1 18oz BBQ sauce


Combine sauces in your crock-pot and stir until combined. Add meatballs and stir until they are coated with the sauce. Cook on high for 3 hours.
Enjoy as an appetizer or serve over rice for a main dish.

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YUMMM! Enjoy! :)

23 Fall Project Ideas {Link Party Features}

 20 Fall Projects

Hello everybody! Thanks to everyone who linked up at this week’s link party!

Link party palooza every Friday on

Abbey, from The Cards We Drew, will be helping me round up the top 20 this week and we both agree we have some super talented readers out there!!! If you’ve been featured, please make sure to grab a button!


Today we’re featuring 20 fall craft ideas that were linked up this week! Enjoy!

fall letter set

Fall Letters from Home.Made.Interest.


Fall is Coming Chalkboard from The Turquoise Home


DIY Wheat Wreath from The Happier Homemaker

Branch - Door Decor Hanging

Twig Door Decor from Average but Inspired


Pallet Frame from Cupcakes and Crinoline


Decorated Fall Pumpkin from Chase the Star


Tips for Decorating for Fall on a Budget from Yellow Bliss Road


Wood Block Pumpkins from View from the Fridge

Vintage Doorknob Pumpkins

Vintage Doorknob Pumpkins from Finding Home Online


Word Find Chalkboard Pumpkins from Thistlewood Farms

sheet music pumpkin

Sheet Music Pumpkin from Mabey She Made It

Thanksgiving Sign

Thanksgiving Sign from Lake Girl Paints


Fall Mantel from The Happy Scraps

fall pillows

Scrabble Tile Fall Pillows from Addicted to DIY

green beaded wreath

Green Beaded Wreath from Delineate Your Dwelling


Give Thanks Cork Banner from Houseologie


DIY Door Decoration from Christina’s Adventures

felt fall banner

Felt Fall Leaf Banner from The Little Farm Diary

simple napkin rings

Simple Napkin Rings from I Gotta Create


3 Easy Pumpkin Hacks from Too Much Time


Fall Wheat Wreath from Blooming Homestead

pinwheel pumpkin- labeled

Fall Pinwheel Pumpkin from A Glimpse Inside


Wooden Pumpkin from Domestically Speaking

Thanks to all who linked up this week! We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us at next week’s party!