Beef Burrito Bowl

This savory Beef Burrito Bowl has everything you’re looking for — from cheese and tomatoes, to beans, jalapeños and a fluffy base of Minute® Ready to Serve Yellow Rice to soak up all the flavors!

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 2 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Yellow Rice
  • 1/2 cup diced, precooked beef strips
  • 1/4 cup canned pinto or black beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced tomato
  • 1 tbsp sliced pickled jalapeño peppers


  • This Beef Burrito Bowl is loaded with cheese, tomatoes and tomatoes along with our Minute® Yellow Rice Cups.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a small, microwave-safe bowl, combine beef and beans. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Add to rice.

    Step 3

  • Top rice with cheese, tomato and jalapeño slices.

    Recipe Tip:

    For extra flavor, add salsa or guacamole to your bowl.

What is a Burrito Bowl?

A burrito bowl is essentially the contents of a burrito, the meat, beans, salsa and guacamole emptied out into a rice bowl. A burrito bowl is perfect for if you want to enjoy burrito flavors in a proper sit down meal instead of something on-the-go. 

For another burrito rice bowl, learn how to make this Rice and Beans Burrito Bowl.

Cooking Beef Strips

Beef strips are normally made from the most tender muscles and are usually only around 1 cm thick meaning that they will cook quickly. In terms of cooking methods, beef strips are perfect for stir frying so you can try using them in a recipe like this Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry.

Pinto Beans vs Black Beans

Whether you should use pinto beans or black beans in this recipe very much depends on your tastes. The two varieties have a difference in appearance with black beans having a smaller oval shape whereas pinto beans tend to be larger and have more of a speckled caramel color. 

In terms of flavor, black beans have more of a dense rich taste and a crunchier texture and taste great in salads like this Black Beans and Rice Mango Salad. Pinto beans, on the other hand, have a lighter, creamier flavor meaning that they can go in soups like this Southwest Pinto Beans and Rice Soup.

What is Monterey Jack Cheese? 

Monterey Jack is an American semi-hard cheese known for its mild flavor and subtle sweetness. Although Monterey Jack can be enjoyed by itself, it also tastes great when used in recipes like this one, or this Spicy Rice, Bean and Cheese Skillet. Monterrey Jack also goes well with some Mexican rice seasoning.

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