One pot burrito bowls recipe


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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.

One pot burrito bowls recipe ...YUM! Done in 30 minutes, perfect for busy nights!


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 recipe ...YUM! Done in 30 minutes, perfect for busy nights!

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-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can corn, drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4-ounce) can Old El Paso diced green chiles
  • 1 cup jasmine rice (or any long grain)
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups chicken stock (chicken broth works too)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar/jack cheese
  • S & P to taste

Optional toppings:

  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Green Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Guacamole or sliced avocados




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, jasmine rice, taco seasoning and chili powder. Pour in chicken stock and then bring to a light boil. 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.

For variation you could also make this with chicken. Dice the chicken into 1-inch cubes and cook in place of the hamburger.

One pot burrito bowls recipe ...YUM! Done in 30 minutes, perfect for busy nights!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Ashlee+H. posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:18 am (#

    Yum! These look amazing! Putting them on the menu this week.

  2. Amy@theidearoom posted on September 19, 2014 at 11:07 am (#

    Looks amazing! Pinned!

  3. Chelsea Smith posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:40 pm (#

    Looks so good! I love your recipes

    • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2014 at 11:15 pm (#

      Thanks Chelsea! :)

  4. Coleen posted on September 19, 2014 at 5:49 pm (#

    Holy smokes…I think this needs to find its way on my menu this week!

  5. Desiree @The36thAvenue posted on September 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm (#

    Looks amazing!

  6. Alexis+@+Upside+Down+Pear posted on September 22, 2014 at 11:56 am (#

    Yum! I love one pot meals and this one looks super delicious!! Thanks :)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 22, 2014 at 12:36 pm (#

      One pot meals are the best! Hope you enjoy this one! :)

  7. Michelle posted on September 22, 2014 at 12:41 pm (#

    30 minutes and only one pot! Can’t wait to try this!

  8. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective posted on September 27, 2014 at 11:51 am (#

    I need a bite of this …. ok many bites! This is my kind of comfort food!

  9. Kate posted on September 28, 2014 at 2:00 am (#

    Sounds delicious!  We would enjoy having this for dinner….yummy!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 30, 2014 at 6:48 pm (#

      Thanks for commenting Kate! I love how simple and delicious this recipe is! :)

  10. Bri | Bites of Bri posted on September 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm (#

    I love the simplicity of this one pot dish, plus I love Mexican so I know I’ll being adding this to our rotation. 

  11. Kim posted on October 12, 2014 at 6:03 pm (#

    Smells delish! It’s what’s for dinner! 

    • Jamielyn posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:46 am (#

      Hope you enjoyed this! I love this easy meal. :)

  12. Ashley posted on October 12, 2014 at 10:18 pm (#

    I made this tonight…it was AMAZING!!! Topped it with avocado…DELICIOUS!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:47 am (#

      So glad you loved it Ashley! Mmmm avocado makes everything better!

  13. Raquel posted on October 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm (#

    Did you drain the beans and tomatoes?

    • Jamielyn posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:53 am (#

      I drained the black beans and corn but not the tomatoes!

  14. Jen posted on October 18, 2014 at 12:43 pm (#

    I made this last night and it was amazing! 

    • Jamielyn posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:25 am (#

      I’m so glad you liked it Jen! Thanks for coming back and commenting! :)

  15. Jennifer posted on October 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm (#

    I am making this now. I am substuting turkey meat. Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:25 am (#

      Mmmm turkey meat would be delicious in these burrito bowls as well! :)

  16. Michelle posted on October 18, 2014 at 6:58 pm (#

    Does the beef not need to be drained after cooking?

    • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm (#

      If you have a lot of grease or oil I would drain it, but a little won’t hurt! :)

      • Deidre posted on January 3, 2015 at 1:05 pm (#

        This was my question just now, glad I saw the answer in the comments! :)

  17. Sheila posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:29 am (#

    Hi Jamielyn. Thank you for this recipe, I pinned this during the week and cooked this recipe during dinner tonight. It was my first attempt to cook a one-pot-meal and it was a success. Me and my husband loved this recipe and it’s perfect for the cold weather. Only thing we would want to change is to make it more spicy since we are such chili-heads!

    A very good recipe. Love love love it. Thank you and God bless!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:36 am (#

      I’m glad you liked it Sheila! My family doesn’t like a lot of spice, so definitely throw in some jalapeños and chili powder to spice it up! :)

  18. Missy Baney posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:05 pm (#

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I just made this recipe tonight. It is absolutely wonderful!!!! I ended up sending this recipe link to my step-mom and my mother-in-law directly following dinner. My husband made burritos and I ate mine with a few Tostitos. The only thing I did different was I used frozen corn – since I already had it on hand. Worked perfect. I added them to the pan frozen. This recipe is a keeper! Kudos!!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:34 am (#

      I’m so glad you liked this recipe Missy! It is definitely one I make again and again at my home. Thanks for your comment! :)

  19. April posted on October 21, 2014 at 11:51 am (#

    How would this do in the crockpot?

    • Jamielyn posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:31 am (#

      I’ve never tried this recipe in the crock pot! I would probably recommend cooking the ground beef before! :)

  20. Pam Sleeper posted on October 22, 2014 at 6:04 am (#

    I made this last night, it’s a keeper.   My husband, who’s very picky really liked it, wants me to make it again.  YEEPEE!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:14 am (#

      I love finding recipes for my picky eaters! I’m so glad you both liked it! :)

  21. Barbara jones posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:23 am (#

    Do you know the calories per serving and how many servings?? Looks amazing!!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:13 am (#

      Hi Barbara! I haven’t counted the calories on this recipe, but I’ve found that there are some great calorie counting websites online to help you figure that out! :)

  22. Barbara jones posted on October 23, 2014 at 9:24 am (#

    Do you know the calories per serving?

  23. Mikin posted on October 27, 2014 at 11:07 pm (#

    I had made a tri tip roast in the crock pot this morning for dinner tonight. I made this yummy one pot recipe for tomorrow with the left over trip tip instead of ground beef.  It tastes amazing and I think it will be even better after it sits overnight and all the flavors mix! Thanks for posting!! 

    • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2014 at 9:18 pm (#

      Mmm this would be amazing with a tri tip roast in it! I definitely want to try that!

  24. Rochelle posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:05 pm (#

    Did you drain the fat from the meat?  Thank you!!
    Can’t wait to try it!  

    • Jamielyn posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:14 am (#

      Hi Rochelle! If there is a lot of fat I will drain it, if not then I just leave it! :) Hope you enjoy this!

  25. erica posted on November 1, 2014 at 11:40 pm (#

    i’m printing a bunch of recipes i’d pinned and am looking forward to trying this.  you get bonus points for your adorable site and even the printed page is adorable with a small photo and cute font!  thx for sharing recipes!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:42 pm (#

      Hope you enjoy this recipe Erica! Thanks for your nice comment! :)

  26. Melanie posted on November 3, 2014 at 7:14 pm (#

    I’m making this now!! Smells Delish!!! I have cooked it 20 minutes but there is still a lot of liquid!?!? Did I maybe do something wrong? Or does it maybe just need to cook longer!?

    • Jamielyn posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm (#

      Sometimes there is more liquid than others. I just cook it a little longer if that happens and it usually soaks in! :)

  27. amanda posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:47 pm (#

    is chicken stock the same as chicken broth?

  28. Julie posted on November 5, 2014 at 4:45 pm (#

    Getting chilly here in the UK so cooked this tonight for my family. My kids loved it which is a rare thing indeed! Thank you for sharing

    • Jamielyn posted on November 6, 2014 at 12:20 am (#

      I’m so glad they loved it! Thanks for commenting Julie!

  29. Jane Harms posted on November 15, 2014 at 10:03 am (#

    Was looking for an all-in-one burrito dish because the family is now on do many different schedules and well I missed burrito night!!  This looks awesome. I’m going to make it this evening. Thanks a million!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm (#

      I’m glad these will work for your family, Jane! I hope you enjoy them!

  30. Joe posted on December 27, 2014 at 6:20 pm (#

    i am cooking this tonight for dinner, Mia the stock supposed to cook down?  2 1/2 cups turned it into a soup.  I have it covered right now with ten minutes left but still looks very soupy.  Did I do something wrong?



    • Jamielyn posted on February 2, 2015 at 1:57 pm (#

      Hi Joe! I tried making this recipe again with 2 cups of chicken stock and it turned out much better. Also make sure that you use jasmine rice! :)

  31. Joe posted on December 27, 2014 at 6:29 pm (#

    Was it two half cups i.e. one cup of stock or two and a half cups of stock?  If it was the first why wouldn’t you write it as one cup?  My bowl is more of a soup.  

    • Jamielyn posted on January 6, 2015 at 2:29 pm (#

      Hi Joe! I’m sorry that you had trouble with this recipe. It shouldn’t be soupy but more like a casserole. It should be 2.5 cups of chicken stock, but I will definitely make this again and adjust it if needed. Next time, I would suggest using only 2 cups of broth, make sure to drain the corn, and use jasmine rice (my sister made this once with regular rice and it didn’t soak up the liquid). Hope that helps! Thanks for letting my know, I will check into it and update it if needed!

  32. Stephanie posted on December 31, 2014 at 8:31 am (#

    I made this the other night and it was delicious! Super easy too! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 6, 2015 at 2:35 pm (#

      So glad you enjoyed it Stephanie!! :)

  33. Paula Smith posted on January 2, 2015 at 4:23 pm (#

    do you have any nutritional information on this? I’m logging a food diary on My Fitness Pal and don’t know how to guess this. Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 13, 2015 at 6:53 pm (#

      Hi Paula! I’m sorry but I don’t! I’ve heard there are some really great websites that can help track that information though. :)

  34. Maddie posted on January 4, 2015 at 9:03 pm (#

    Hello! Looks delish and I’m making it as I type. One thing I couldn’t find is when to add the cheese although I’m assuming it’s after everything’s done but still in the pot. Thanks! 

    • Jamielyn posted on January 13, 2015 at 7:18 pm (#

      Hi Maddie! Yes, add the cheese after everything is done but still in the pot to melt. :)

  35. Luisa posted on January 8, 2015 at 11:34 am (#

    can i make this in the crock pot??

    • Jamielyn posted on January 13, 2015 at 7:47 pm (#

      Hi Luisa! I have not tried this in the crock pot before. It may work, but I’m not sure how long you would have to cook it for. :)

  36. Hanna spickard posted on January 8, 2015 at 7:40 pm (#

    Just ma

  37. Leah posted on January 16, 2015 at 8:05 pm (#

    Thanks for the recipe! Just made this for my family. Reserved the toppings until we had separate bowls since we like different things and it turned out great. i used pre-cooked jasmine rice since that is what I had on hand, so i just added it with a tiny bit of chicken broth and shortened the cooking time, and that worked too.  Yum!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 17, 2015 at 12:34 pm (#

      Thanks for your comment Leah! I’m glad your family liked the recipe!

  38. anthony posted on January 20, 2015 at 6:42 pm (#

    Could you skip the chicken stock part? Im not a fan of chicken stock

    • Jamielyn posted on January 20, 2015 at 9:09 pm (#

      I wouldn’t recommend it, the rice wouldn’t cook. You could cook the rice before if you wanted, but I’ve never tried it.

  39. Larrain posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:22 am (#

    The burrito bowl is delicious and a new favorite recipe. Is the nutritional content available?

    • Jamielyn posted on February 2, 2015 at 2:36 pm (#

      I’m so glad you liked the burrito bowls! I don’t have the nutritional content, but there are a lot of really great websites online that can help you figure that out! :)

  40. stella posted on January 31, 2015 at 9:36 pm (#

    this was absolutely delicious! so easy and quick. thanks for sharing.

    • Jamielyn posted on February 2, 2015 at 1:47 pm (#

      So glad you liked it! :)

  41. Eileen posted on February 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm (#

    this looks like a good one for my college daughter making the move to apartment life with her roommates!

  42. Alisa Branham posted on February 10, 2015 at 11:17 pm (#

    I can’t believe in this day & age that the nutritional information is not available for this recipe!  It sounds yummy, but some of us must have that info first!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 9, 2015 at 6:48 pm (#

      Hi Alisa! There are some great websites that will help you get the nutritional information. :)

  43. Stephanie posted on February 17, 2015 at 10:39 am (#

    This recipe looks great!  Wondering if there’s an easy way to sub chicken breast instead of the hamburger meat.  Could this be made in a crockpot with chicken breast so the chicken could be shredded?  I’m not good with adjusting recipes ony own.

    • Jamielyn posted on March 9, 2015 at 7:21 pm (#

      You could definitely sub chicken for the hamburger meat. I would just cook and shred it beforehand and then add it in! I haven’t tried making this recipe in the crock pot, so I am not sure! :)

  44. peggy pichon posted on March 3, 2015 at 8:15 am (#

    I used rotell tomatoes, 1 pkg taco seasoning, double salsa and cheese,  skipped chilis it was fantastic

    • Jamielyn posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:27 am (#

      So glad you liked it Peggy! :)

  45. Tamara posted on March 8, 2015 at 3:45 pm (#

    Is there a printable version?

    • Jamielyn posted on March 13, 2015 at 3:35 pm (#

      Hi Tamara! On the recipe that is a print button that will pull it up in a printable version without all the pictures! :)

  46. Allison posted on March 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm (#

    I pinned this awhile back because I love one pot meals. Added this in for our Taco Tuesday this week and it was a big hit!

  47. susan posted on March 23, 2015 at 12:29 am (#

    sounds and looks delicious, but I think from reading the comments, I will make the recipe, omitting the rice and most/all? of the chicken stock and cook the rice separately and stir in at the end.

    • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 1:03 am (#

      If you use jasmine rice you shouldn’t have any problems! I have made the rice in the rice cooker and added it at the end and it works great too! :)

  48. Marissa posted on March 31, 2015 at 8:51 am (#

    can this be made in a crock pot or Dutch oven?

    • Jamielyn posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:55 pm (#

      Hi Marissa! I don’t think it would work very well!

  49. Sue posted on March 31, 2015 at 7:54 pm (#

    Making this now and noted that the recipe calls for shredded cheese but doesn’t say when to add it. Assuming after the rice is done with the “optional  toppings”? Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:48 am (#

      Hi Sue! I always add it to the top at the end! :)

  50. Maeve posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:02 pm (#

    Just made this for my family tonight, and they loved it!  I also replaced the diced tomatoes and green chiles with two cans of Ro-Tel, but other than that, I made it exactly the same.  So glad I found this!  Next time I may try it with shredded/ diced cooked chicken, but otherwise it was definitely a hit here.  :)

    • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:42 am (#

      I’m so glad your family liked it! Thanks for sharing your substitutions. :)

  51. Debbie posted on April 9, 2015 at 6:07 pm (#

    Wonderful! I really used a short cut. I had a pound of frozen cooked burger and leftover brown rice in the freezer. I added onion, 1can rotel, black beans, frozen corn, 2 pkg taco seasoning,a healthy pinch crushed red pepper and enough chicken stock to blend it all. Then topped it with cheese just before serving. I WILL make this again. Thank you. 

    • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:33 am (#

      GREAT tips! Thanks for sharing how to make this recipe easily! :)

  52. Joyce posted on April 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm (#

    I love Qdoba’s burrito bowl, and this looks even better than theirs. I’m going to have to make this for myself–and take leftovers to work for lunch the next night (make my coworkers jealous? ME? Nah, wouldn’t dream of it….hehehehehe!).

    • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:27 am (#

      Hope you enjoy these burrito bowls! :)

  53. Betty Filbert posted on April 13, 2015 at 6:55 pm (#

    I love this kind of food!!

  54. Golden posted on April 14, 2015 at 10:25 am (#

    Hi Jamielyn,

    This looks amazing!  It’s been pinned a lot!  Have you or anyone tried it with brown rice?  Will it need more liquid or exponentially increase the cooking time?  Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:14 am (#

      Hi! I haven’t tried it with brown rice but I would recommend cooking the brown rice separately and then adding it to the pot. :)

  55. dar posted on April 15, 2015 at 8:13 pm (#

    Made this tonight and since I love spicy I added some red pepper flakes and garlic while Browning beef. Also had a spicy taco seasoning that I used and del Monte zesty jalapeno tomatoes… good!  Added some chili’s when done. Thanks for the recipe

    • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:10 am (#

      Sounds delicious! :)

  56. cheri newbold posted on April 15, 2015 at 8:34 pm (#

    I am making this soon, looks great, but im making rice in my rice cooker,  usually making rice in the recipe like this, doesn’t turn out well. Thanks for this recipe.

    • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:08 am (#

      Great idea. I hope you enjoy this recipe! :)

  57. Amy M. posted on April 26, 2015 at 8:11 pm (#

    I love this recipe! I have made it twice and I would HIGHLY recommend draining both the grease from the beef and not including the juice in the diced tomato can. We eat this with guacamole and sour cream. My husband likes to dip tortillas into it.

    • Jamielyn posted on April 30, 2015 at 11:27 pm (#

      Thanks for sharing your tips Amy! I’m so glad you like these one pot burrito bowls! :)

  58. Andrea posted on May 5, 2015 at 6:45 pm (#

    I just made this over the weekend and we are in love. I loved it so much I added it to my blog. come by and check it out.

    • Jamielyn posted on May 11, 2015 at 3:34 pm (#

      I’m so glad you enjoyed these burrito bowls! Thanks for your comment. :)

  59. Sandy posted on May 5, 2015 at 8:27 pm (#

    The flavors were great in this meal, but the rice took FOREVER to cook!  I followed the directions exactly, except using regular long grain rice instead of jasmine rice because it was what I had on hand. I ended up cooking it for a lot longer than the recipe said (at least 45 minutes) because the rice was still really crunchy and hard. I think next time I will cook the rice separately and add it near the end.

    • Jamielyn posted on May 11, 2015 at 3:33 pm (#

      Hi Sandy! If using long grain rice, I would recommend cooking it separately and then adding it. This recipe works great with jasmine rice. :)

  60. Shea posted on May 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm (#

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it. Just to clarify, you have corn in the directions but not the ingredients list. I’m assuming it’s canned corn. Is that correct? 

  61. Annie posted on May 11, 2015 at 5:13 pm (#

    this is one of my go to recipes!!! Is there a breakdown of the nutritional info per serving?

  62. Iris (@Blue_Birdhouse) posted on May 12, 2015 at 10:50 am (#

    Tried this amazing recipe and told me blog readers to come check it out…..

  63. JC posted on May 25, 2015 at 1:24 am (#

    Hi! Can i use ground beef instead of hamburger?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:17 pm (#

      Hi JC! Yes, ground beef and hamburger are the same. :)

  64. Jana posted on May 25, 2015 at 5:45 pm (#

    Tasty! Also works w grilled chicken. 

  65. Mrs. JacQui Martin posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:32 am (#

    This looks AMAZING!!

  66. college robertson posted on May 27, 2015 at 12:46 am (#

    Looks delicious   

  67. judi posted on May 27, 2015 at 6:05 am (#

    This was DELICIOUS!!!!!  When you say 6-8 servings, how much are you counting as a serving?

    Thanks  for sharing! : )

    • Jamielyn posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:13 pm (#

      Hi Judi! I have fed 4 adults and 2 children with this. It just depends on the ages and how much they eat! :)

  68. LaraHill posted on May 28, 2015 at 7:50 pm (#

    i just made this and substituted quinoa for the rice and it came out AMAZING!!! I was a little heavy on my liquid b/c of the quinoa and had no problems. I did use white wine instead of chicken stock b/c I thought I had some at home but was wrong flavor is still great!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on June 2, 2015 at 10:11 pm (#

      I’m so glad you liked the recipe, Lara! Thanks for trying it!

  69. Zoey posted on June 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm (#

    I’m currently in the process of making this, but I don’t understand where the cup of shredded cheese comes in. I don’t think I missed  step. Do you just put it on top? Or stir it in at some point? Thanks! Smells fantastic and I love how simple it is. And one pot! 

    • Jamielyn posted on June 15, 2015 at 4:35 pm (#

      I add the cheese at the end right before serving! :)

  70. Lydia posted on July 2, 2015 at 4:42 pm (#

    When adding ingredients is the rice cooked or raw

    • Laura Capello posted on July 3, 2015 at 8:38 am (#

      The rice is raw when when you add it to the plan. Thanks, Lydia!

  71. Heather posted on July 7, 2015 at 5:52 pm (#

    I’m in the process of making this right now and it smells wonderful!! My only question is: has anyone tried freezing some of this?? It makes a huge amount and we never eat leftovers so I was thinking of trying it. Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 10, 2015 at 12:48 am (#

      Hi Heather! I haven’t tried freezing this recipe before, but it should freeze pretty well. :)

  72. Sarah L posted on July 7, 2015 at 6:19 pm (#

    Hi! I love this recipe. I make it vegetarian by using Boca meat and veggie stock. Have you ever frozen part of this? I’m currently living alone because my husband is deployed and I decided to just make the whole serving and try and freeze some and see if it works. Just checking if you have any tips. Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 10, 2015 at 12:48 am (#

      I haven’t tried freezing this recipe yet! Definitely let us know how it goes! :)

  73. Jamie posted on July 12, 2015 at 4:08 pm (#

    I love this!! I used brown rice and fresh tomatoes and no corn.

  74. Lisa posted on July 12, 2015 at 11:29 pm (#

    I’m wondering if the cooking time is enough for the rice?  Long grain rice directions usually say 40-45 minutes!  Just wondering!

    • Laura Capello posted on July 13, 2015 at 8:40 am (#

      Hi Lisa! White rice only needs 20 minutes of simmering to cook properly. Brown rice usually needs 50-60 minutes. If you find your rice isn’t done to your liking, do cook a little longer and add some more chicken stock or water, if needed. :)

  75. Emily W posted on July 21, 2015 at 8:40 pm (#

    I made this tonight and we all loved it!  My 3 year old ate 3 servings (small ones but still!) Definitely a hit!   I made the rice seperately because I didn’t have jasmine on hand and added an extra can of tomatoes with chilies because I left out the chicken stock and was glad I did.  I kept everything else the same and it was perfect!  It was so easy and I’m going to try the jasmine rice next time to make it even easier. Thanks so much for sharing!

  76. Rebecca Glick' posted on July 24, 2015 at 10:45 pm (#

    Big, big hit! Finding something to make my husband and 9 year old twin boys  happy is nearly impossible, this recipe did it! 

  77. amanda posted on August 12, 2015 at 6:51 pm (#

    I just found this recipe on pinterest and made it for dinner tonight … This will be in my dinner rotation!!! it is sooooo yummy!! 

  78. gail combs posted on August 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm (#

    Can’t wait to make this. So happy for the post.😊

  79. Kelli posted on August 26, 2015 at 5:17 pm (#

    did u use regular rice or the minute rice? 

    • Laura Capello posted on August 27, 2015 at 6:49 am (#

      Regular white jasmine rice is what we used. :-)

  80. Tricia posted on August 29, 2015 at 11:32 am (#

    Sounds delicious, could I use mild rotel instead of diced tomatoes and green chilles just can’t do spicy 

    • Laura Capello posted on August 29, 2015 at 3:14 pm (#

      Most definitely! :-)

  81. Shannon posted on September 2, 2015 at 4:33 pm (#

    can i sub taco seasoning with fajita seasoning?

    • Laura Capello posted on September 3, 2015 at 6:38 am (#

      It will be a slightly different flavor, but most likely just as delicious!

  82. Hey Crafty posted on September 4, 2015 at 3:39 pm (#

    Love this so much.  i’ve made it about 3 times now since i first PINNED it !! 
    Very good….and pretty !!

  83. Kathy Graffeo posted on September 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm (#


  84. Ashley posted on September 9, 2015 at 8:08 pm (#

    I was so excited to make this! I have no idea what I did wrong, but it was a soup with crunchy rice. :( I followed the directions exactly and used long grain jasmine rice. Maybe because I used brown jasmine rice and not white? I cooked it 45 minutes and it still didn’t work. Should I use less chicken stock next time? It looks amazing in your pictures!

    • Laura Capello posted on September 10, 2015 at 7:29 am (#

      Hi Ashley! Brown rice takes a lot more time to cook, it would need to go at least 60 minutes at a consistent steaming temperature. That much cooking might make the other ingredients over cooked. If you make it again, do try it with the white rice and let us know how that works! :)

  85. Valerie posted on September 12, 2015 at 12:57 pm (#

    This was PHENOMENAL!!! This will  be staying in my recipe rotation. I can’t wait to make this for the rest of my family. Very quick and easy to make. I omitted the red bell pepper. Also I didn’t have any black beans on hand so instead I stirred in a can of Jalapeño refried beans at the end. Like other commenters have mentioned the directions don’t mention when to add cheese. After reading through the comments I figured out to top with cheese at the end. To serve I added tortilla chips to a bowl and put some of this over the top. I added a half of an Avocado, a little bit more of the Salsa I used during cooking and a dollop of sour cream to my serving. This was SUPER YUMMY times infinity to the infinite power. 

  86. Rachel posted on September 23, 2015 at 2:29 pm (#

    looks awesome. Do you know how well it freezes?

    • Laura Capello posted on September 25, 2015 at 7:52 am (#

      Very well! And leftovers are great in tortillas for tacos or enchiladas! :)

  87. Aimee posted on October 11, 2015 at 3:49 am (#

    I tried this a couple weeks ago and we loved it! I was wondering, do you think it could be made as a vegetarian dish without the ground beef?

    • Laura Capello posted on October 11, 2015 at 1:15 pm (#

      Most definitely!

  88. Shannon posted on October 22, 2015 at 10:31 am (#

    A great, tasty recipe that I often whip up on a Sunday for my lunches throughout the week, thank you! 

  89. Alissen posted on October 25, 2015 at 9:50 pm (#

    I just made this tnite and this dish is the truth! I wish I could post a pic to this comment! It is a wonderful hearty meal with amazing flavoring and texture! I used Spanish yellow rice instead of the jasmine and the seasoning inside the packet added even more flavor to the dish! Eating it while watching the Walking Dead and my boyfriend is eating every drop!

  90. Bonnie posted on October 28, 2015 at 3:11 am (#

    I’m going to try this without the hamburger.  As much as I would love to put it in, I have one kid that is a vegetarian so hoping that if I add extra rice, the other two will eat it.  I’m going to assume I need to just double the portions of the rice and chicken stock for this to come out okay?  

    Now that I think about it, I wonder if I cook the hamburger separately and add in to those who want it will work too?

    • Laura Capello posted on October 28, 2015 at 7:25 am (#

      You could double the rice and chicken broth like you said, or you could could add vegetarian hamburger-like crumbles to the mix, and/or you could cook the hamburger separately for those who want it on the side!

  91. Kimberly posted on November 15, 2015 at 7:10 pm (#

    This came out great! I used ground turkey instead of beef, bagged black beans (prepared ahead of time ), and brown rice instead of jasmine.  It required a little more cooking time, but I think the black beans helped soak up the broth. I served over lettuce and with tortilla chips for dipping, as suggested. It is unanimous; the family loved it. We will make this again! Thanks!

  92. Patty Kennedy posted on November 18, 2015 at 10:44 am (#

    I made this for dinner last night and it was absolutely delicious. My husband and I had so much left over. Since it thickened over night, I’m going to use it for burritos tonight when our children come over. I added lime juice to it which gives it a really fresh taste along with the cilantro. 

  93. Lauren posted on January 5, 2016 at 3:55 pm (#

    Do you use minute jasmin rice, or regular jasmine rice? 

    • I Heart Naptime posted on January 6, 2016 at 7:07 am (#

      Regular Jasmine rice. :)

  94. Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet posted on January 8, 2016 at 11:58 am (#

    This looks incredible! SO much better than Chipotle. Pinning! :D

  95. Alex posted on January 10, 2016 at 2:50 pm (#

    The wife and I make this all the time and we love it! 

  96. Christy posted on January 16, 2016 at 4:02 pm (#

    Do you serve these on flour tortillas?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on January 16, 2016 at 4:40 pm (#

      You can – I usually do for leftovers. :)

  97. Cindy Roberson posted on January 27, 2016 at 8:00 am (#

    Could you make this in a crockpot? For office luncheon????

    • I Heart Naptime posted on January 27, 2016 at 11:27 am (#

      You probably could! I’d brown the hamburger with the onions and peppers and add it to the crockpot, cook on high (it will likely take 3 to 4 hours on high?) and then top with cheese until it’s melted. I’d do a trial run on the weekend, though, to get the timing right before trying to do it at the office. :)

  98. Haley posted on February 9, 2016 at 7:57 pm (#

    Do I put the rice in uncooked?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on February 9, 2016 at 9:33 pm (#

      Yes! It absorbs the liquids in the pan. :)

  99. Theresa posted on February 11, 2016 at 8:28 pm (#

    Hi I made this for dinner tonight was very good and came together fast and easy. Thank you for the recipe.

  100. Linda posted on February 20, 2016 at 9:38 pm (#

    What is that beautiful pan you used for the burrito bowl?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on February 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm (#

      I got it from Pampered Chef a couple of years ago. :)

  101. Melissa posted on March 16, 2016 at 11:41 am (#

    This recipe is delicious! Instead of ground beef I used thin cut steak. Also traded yellow rice for the white. It truly gave the dish more depth of flavor. Hidden Valley now has a Chipotle ranch dressing that is divine on top of this dish.  I have been looking for a recipe for burrito bowls and this great. Thanks for sharing. 

  102. Walter posted on March 21, 2016 at 2:29 pm (#

    I like the white skillet. Any chance you remember what brand it is?  Where you got it?
    Almost a Calphalon.

    • I Heart Naptime posted on March 21, 2016 at 9:36 pm (#

      It’s from Pampered Chef a few years ago. It’s definitely a favorite!

  103. Megan posted on May 1, 2016 at 11:22 pm (#

    This was great! However the two burly men in my family didn’t leave much for left overs…I will double it next time! But it was easy and inexpensive. My only error was not stirring enough during the simmer, I burnt the bottom while prepping an avacado dressing. 😳

  104. Charly posted on May 3, 2016 at 1:58 am (#

    Made tonight for dinner and it was a total hit!! 

  105. SBM321 posted on May 15, 2016 at 6:37 pm (#

    I just made this and am currently sitting here eating a bowl of it as I type this. I didn’t have any meat or chicken so I went ahead and made it vegetarian style and wow is it good! It makes a pretty good sized amount so I’ll most likely freeze at least half of it which makes me happy knowing that I’ll be able to have some at a later date. Also, making it was pretty easy. This one is a keeper! :)

  106. Dolores Alvarado posted on May 21, 2016 at 1:08 am (#

    Hello! I made this last week and I followed the recipe to the “t”. But for some reason, the rice was still uncooked. So I remembered a recipe that called for jasmine rice to be cooked separately. So I tried it again tonight cooking the rice separate and it was perfect. For the rice I used a medium pot. I put 2 teaspoons olive oil in the pot, 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice and a half teaspoon salt. I cooked it for a few minutes then added  2 cups water. I brought it to a boil, then I reduced the heat to low. I covered the pot and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Then I fluff the rice with a fork then set the rice aside covered. While the rice cooks I cooked peppers onion then the beef. Then when adding everything to the pot, I add the cooked rice and continue as usual

  107. Ashley Owens posted on June 15, 2016 at 12:37 pm (#

    I i winder, tead of rice could I sub out for califlower rice? Prob have to cut time less than 30

    • I Heart Naptime posted on June 15, 2016 at 2:58 pm (#

      Yes! I think the cauliflower rice would only need about 10 minutes and you’d need to decrease the fluids, too (maybe drain the tomatoes!).

  108. Cheyenne posted on July 16, 2016 at 8:31 pm (#

    I found this recipe going through Pinterest last week and decided to try it tonight. It was amazing! The flavor is excellent and it’s so easy – next time I think I’ll use instant rice in place of the jasmine rice because there were a few crunchy pieces of rice. Thanks so much for sharing!

  109. Jamie posted on October 12, 2016 at 5:05 pm (#

    I made this tonight! :) Yummy! Adding to my recipe rotation. We are vegetarian, so I used my Gardien grounds in place of the ground beef. For those who are vegetarian, it worked very well. I used 8 oz of the package. Jamielyn, thank you for sharing!!

  110. Andrea Cerda posted on December 7, 2016 at 3:14 am (#

    So I tried this recipe on Sunday and it was SO SO SO Gooooooddd!!!! I forgot to add the chili powder but my mom cant have spicy anyways. We added sour cream, cilantro and lime on top with the shredded cheese. So delicious. I cant wait to try it with chicken.

  111. Haley Holden posted on December 7, 2016 at 3:26 pm (#

    I only have long grain brown rice. Will it cook the same? Or do I need to change my cook time?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on December 7, 2016 at 10:05 pm (#

      I find the brown rice needs about 50 minutes to cook. :)

  112. Brooke posted on January 10, 2017 at 12:11 pm (#

    Hi, the recipe turned out great. will definitely be making this again. Do you know what the nutrition info would be (per serving) ?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on January 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm (#

      Hi Brooke, I’m afraid I don’t. But you can plug it into a website that analyzes it and figures that out for you. :)

  113. Aviana posted on February 6, 2017 at 6:46 pm (#

    This is a fav dish in my family, they all love it when I make it & my 2 & 3 yr olds eat it up too! I use taco sauce instead of the taco seasoning since I’m gluten free, & it works very well! This recipe is very nice in that way. 

  114. Amy posted on April 8, 2017 at 9:12 pm (#

    Could I make this with lean ground turkey??
    Looks delicious!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on April 9, 2017 at 8:38 am (#

      Absolutely! :)

  115. Robyn posted on October 10, 2017 at 8:45 pm (#

    This was a great, easy recipe. Would like to try it with chicken breast

    • Jamielyn posted on October 10, 2017 at 9:45 pm (#

      I’m glad you liked it! It would be delicious with chicken too! :)


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