High Protein Vegan Burrito Bowl

vegan burrito bowl meal prep

Having lived only in Belgium and South Africa so far, I don’t have a lot of experience with burritos or burrito bowls, to be honest. However, every time I go through my food-filled Instagram feed, they grab my attention. They just look incredibly delicious to me. They are esentially a combination of all my favorite ingredients: rice, beans, mince vibes, red onion, and bell peppers. And, LIME + CORIANDER! Two toppings I could put on pretty much anything.

About Burrito Bowls

Did you know that the word burrito translates as “little donkey” from Spanish? Where the name comes from exactly is unknown, but burritos originated in Mexico somewhere in the 20th century and since gained huge popularity in the US and the rest of the world (The History Of Burritos You Might Not Know).

A burrito is a tortilla filled with ingredients such as cooked ground beef with taco seasoning, beans, shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, onions, and salsa. A burrito bowl is essentially an array of burrito fillings, served in a bowl. Today, I share my vegan meal prep take on a burrito bowl. It features only a few ingredients, is easy to prepare, and easily lasts for up to four days in the fridge.

high protein vegan burrito bowl

How To Make High Protein Vegan Burrito Bowls Happen

There are a few elements that go into these burrito bowls: rice, black beans, vegan taco meat, bell peppers and, red onion. Of course, topped with lime and fresh coriander.

vegan burrito bowl recipe

The rice and black beans are pretty self-explanatory. For the vegan taco meat, you simply sauté some soya mince (also known as textured vegetable protein) with tomato puree and taco seasoning. This is the one element you can’t leave out of this bowl. It adds the sauciness that complements the rice perfectly, not to mention, a decent amount of plant protein! Then, all you need to do is add some sautéed bell pepper and red onion!

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high protein vegan burrito bowl

I hope you love this High Protein Vegan Burrito Bowl Recipe, it’s:

  • Perfect for meal prep
  • Adaptable
  • Salty
  • Sweet
  • & Satisfying

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High Protein Vegan Burrito Bowl

This Vegan Burrito Bowl Recipe is your new staple meal prep recipe! Packed with black beans, vegan taco meat, rice, bell peppers, and red onion!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword burrito bowl, burrito bowl recipe, meal prep recipe, vegan burrito bowl, vegetarian burrito bowl
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 meals

Ingredients

Vegan Taco Meat

  • 1 cup soy mince (also called textured vegetable protein)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • juice of 1/2 lime

For The Vegetables

  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 3 bell peppers sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced

For The Burrito Bowl

  • 1.5 cup cooked black beans (equals 1 can of black beans) drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • lime wedges to taste
  • fresh coriander to taste

Instructions

Vegan Taco Meat

  • Add all ingredients to a large sauté pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir to combine.
  • Continue stirring until most of the liquid has evaporated. Then, reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, stirring regularly, until there is no more liquid left.

For The Vegetables

  • Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add oil, bell pepper and onion, and a pinch of salt. Sauté, stirring frequently, until slightly softened and browned – about 4 minutes. Not too long, you don't want them to turn soggy, especially since they will be reheated.

For The Burrito Bowl

  • Divide rice, beans, vegan taco meat and bell peppers between meal prep containers. Before enjoying these meals, garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges.

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