This Steak Burrito Bowl recipe is better than Chipotle and so easy to make. Just grill the flank steak (with a marinade or without), then combine with your favorite toppings – rice, lettuce, salsa, whatever you like! Perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner.
Most of us know about the Chipotle burrito bowls – they’re fast to make and really delicious. But did you know you can make your own delicious version at home? And it probably takes that same amount of time as driving to Chipotle, getting your order, and coming back.
Burrito bowls are one of my favorite meals. They’re a great way to use up whatever you might have in your fridge and they’re so easy to customize to your liking. If you need a quick weeknight meal, this is it.
What Makes This Steak Burrito Bowl So Great:
- It’s quick to make. Flank steak cooks up quickly, so once it’s sliced just pile it in the bowl with your other ingredients!
- This burrito bowl is really versatile. You can choose however you want to flavor your steak, then also choose whatever toppings you want!
- It’s sure to fill you up! With the protein and healthy carbs and fats, this bowl won’t leave you feeling hungry.
This recipe has quantities for just one burrito bowl, but you can just increase them depending on how many people you’re feeding. Or replace them with an equal quantity of something else you like – which is perfect if you have any picky eaters.
Before we get to the recipe, here are the answers to some common questions about burrito bowls.
Are Burrito Bowls Served Hot Or Cold?
You can serve them either way! I typically have some hot components (like the steak and rice), then some cold components (like the pico de gallo and lettuce).
Are Burrito Bowls Healthy?
It depends on what you put in it, and also what you consider healthy! If you load your burrito bowl with protein, vegetables, and healthy carbohydrates and fats, then yes, most people would probably consider that healthy.
Now on to the recipe!
How to Make A Steak Burrito Bowl
Start by cooking a 1.5 to 2 pound flank steak. There are a number of ways to do this. You can simply put salt and pepper on it then put it on a 400 degree F grill it until it reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees (for medium rare) – this takes between 8 and 12 minutes. Or you can add a little flavoring to it. I like to make either an Asian marinated flank steak (which I promise is still good with cheese, beans, and salsa) or a dry rubbed smoky flank steak.
Once the steak is done, let it rest for 5 minutes then slice it into thin pieces using a cutting board and large sharp knife.
Once the meat is cooked and sliced up, start assembling your bowls.
You can either place the largest component on the bottom (like the rice), then pile everything on top, or if you want it to look pretty, you can place everything in segments (like shown below).
Then it’s time to dig in!
- Take the steak off the heat when it still has a couple degrees left to cook. The meat will continue to cook once it’s off, but only a couple more degrees.
- Let the steak rest before slicing into it! This helps the meat keep the juices in. If you cut it too early, the juices will run out of the meat and it won’t be as flavorful.
- Buy prepackaged items to save time when making this dish. Quick cooking rice, pre-sliced lettuce, and pre-made salsa and guacamole make putting together this burrito bowl a breeze.
- Change up the white rice for brown or wild rice!
- Don’t have any steak on hand? Try seasoned ground beef or turkey!
- Make this burrito bowl paleo/whole30 by using cauliflower rice instead of regular rice, and replacing the cheese and beans with roasted or sautéed veggies! Bell peppers, onions, or even zucchini would work.
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IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR MORE EASY BEEF RECIPES, CHECK THESE OUT!
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- Paleo Ground Beef and Broccoli
If you try this Steak Burrito Bowl recipe (or any other recipe) then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how it went in the comments below!
Steak Burrito Bowl (Gluten Free)
- 4 slices flank steak
- 1 cup cooked white rice
- ¼ cup canned black beans rinsed and drained
- ¼ cup shredded cheese
- ½ cup shredded lettuce
- ¼ cup pico de gallo or salsa
- 1 tablespoon guacamole
- Start with a 1.5 to 2 lb flank steak that has been cooked to your liking, either seasoned simply with salt and pepper, pre-marinated, or with a dry rub. Steak should be cooked on a 400 degree F grill until it reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees (for medium rare) – this typically takes 8 to 12 minutes depending on the size of your steak. Let the steak rest for 5 minutes once it's done cooking, then slice it into thin pieces using a cutting board and large sharp knife.
- Take out your other ingredients and start assembling your bowl.
- Either place the largest component on the bottom (like the rice), then pile everything on top, or place everything in separate spots in the bowl. Enjoy!