Enter: the Burrito Bowl, one of our favorite Dinner Bowls. Easier to eat, cheaper (good quality tortillas can add up!), and adjustable to each family member. Bonus: the ingredients are easy to keep on hand for quick meals. I keep extra cooked rice in the freezer for these kinds of meals, too, so there's very little cooking involved. We usually make our Burrito Bowls vegetarian and save the meat for our Fajita Bowls (which are essentially the same thing but with slightly different ingredients). The picture above shows some browned, ground meat we threw in because we had some leftover.
The Burrito Bowl
(these are the usual suspects in the full tummies' household; vary to suit your tastes!)
- cooked rice (about 1/2-3/4 c. per person/bowl)
- black beans, drained (about 1/4 c. per person/bowl)
- corn (thawed, drained, whatever; about 1/4 c. per person/bowl)
- shredded cheese
- cilantro if you've got it