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Paleo Easy Mexican Burrito Bowls

March, 2016 (Last Updated: August, 2019)

Paleo Easy Mexican Burrito Bowls – an appetizing and luscious helping of a Mexican Burrito in a bowl!

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Paleo Easy Mexican Burrito Bowls

That is one large bowl of food. The logistics of my food styling right now lol. Dont be fooled, this Paleo Easy Mexican Burrito Bowls recipe can easily give you 3-4 servings. And yes, I ate about 3 of those – perfect indicator that the leftovers keep well!

I really think I’m in love with Mexican cuisine (you can totally tell by my Mexican Stuffed Peppers and BBQ Roasted Peppers recipes). There is something about meat, peppers, JALAPEÑOS and the like that just draws me by the root of my taste buds. When you think about it, it’s actually quite a healthy cuisine. It incorporates a lot of healthy fats, protein with quite filling meals. Just the downside: all those processed carbs *sigh*. If I wasn’t paleo I would probably have a diet that consisted of burritos, tacos, enchiladas, Quesadillas etc.

Wait a minute?? Who said I couldn’t have all these things?

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With Pico De Gallo and Avocado Crema

Yeah, forget the tortilla – I’m eating my burrito in a bowl!

Just incase you think I’m super inventive already (*chuckles*), this idea didn’t come from me and unfortunately, I cannot remember where I first saw this. The idea stuck right in my head though and I was like, “yep, making my own recipe and it’s going straight to the blog!”

Listen, you can make this burrito bowl suit YOU easily! Don’t want beef? Try some pulled pork or some shredded chicken. Don’t want salsa? Okay, wait.

Why wouldn’t you want salsa? LOL

Seriously though, adapt this to your needs. Following the recipe exactly will leave you with a crunchy, spicy, Mexican flare that could make you eat it everyday!

Come find me on Twitter and Facebook – I’m always sharing recipes and different finds! Do you love Mexican food? Who noticed that I forgot the Jalapeños though?! Also, can someone breakdown the real difference between authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex? I tried to Google it but got confused LOL

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Paleo Easy Mexican Burrito Bowls

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Paleo Easy Mexican Burrito Bowls
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Paleo Easy Mexican Burrito Bowls - seasoned ground beef with refreshing Pico De Gallo and a sweet Avocado Crema on a bed of lettuce and cauliflower rice
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: paleo
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 406 kcal
Author: WhittyPaleo
For the Meat
  • 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil
  • 500 g ground beef/lamb (or 17oz)
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt I used Pink Himalayan
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried cumin
  • 1/4 tsp dried coriander/cilantro
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
For the Pico De Gallo:
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • Handful of fresh coriander/cilantro chopped
  • 1 red chilli pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Pinch of salt
For the Avocado Crema:
  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • Handful of cilantro
  • Pinch of salt
For the cauliflower rice:
  • 1 head of a medium cauliflower riced
  • 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Jalapeños optional
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce shredded
  1. First, using the grating attachment on your food processor or a grater, rice your cauliflower and set aside.
  2. Next, make your Pico De Gallo. Dice all your ingredients and mix them together in a small bowl. Place in the fridge.
  3. Next, place a pan on medium heat, then add your oil, onion and garlic. Cook for 2 mins.
  4. Add in your beef and seasonings. Brown for about 5-10 minutes, till meat is cooked through. Set aside.
  5. While browning your beef, using a blender or food processor, make your Avocado Crema. Add in all your ingredients and process, until the mixture is thin and creamy.
  6. Lastly, make your cauliflower rice. Add a tablespoon of oil to a pot on medium heat. Add your cauliflower and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Once done, construct your bowl - cauliflower rice, shredded lettuce, meat, pico de gallo, jalapeños and avocado crema. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

The Avocado Crema should last about a week, the Pico De Gallo should last 3-4 days.
You can construct the bowl however you desire! Don't forget the jalapenos!

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    November, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    I don’t think I’ll miss the wraps, this is incredible!

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    December, 2016 at 2:17 AM

    Looks like a great recipe! Think I am going to skip the Avocado Crema but the dish looks fantastic. Struggling to find healthy meals for my picky psycho gf but I think this dish is perfect for the both of us. Thank you!

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      December, 2016 at 5:29 PM

      Hi Anthony! Ha, the dish is pretty cool and you won’t miss your actual burrito so much! I hope you guys enjoy it 🙂

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    Scott G
    April, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    These burrito bowls look incredible! I’m putting together a Cinco de Mayo BuzzFeed roundup- may I add your post into the mix?

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      April, 2016 at 7:40 PM

      Thanks Scott! Of course, that would be awesome! Be sure to send me the link so I can share around! 🙂

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        Scott G
        April, 2016 at 7:42 PM

        Absolutely- and thanks so much!!

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    Jenna @ A Savory Feast
    April, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    This is an awesome idea for a healthy, all-in-one dinner idea. I need to add this to my meal plan soon.

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      April, 2016 at 7:23 PM

      Right?! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by Jenna 🙂

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    April, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    I do so miss burritos! This is perfect, like a healthy burrito in a bowl 🙂 Pretty photos too.

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      April, 2016 at 5:04 PM

      Thank you Stacey! Exactly, I hadn’t had a burrito before this recipe in ages! Totally helps to not worry about the tortilla wrap ha – thank you for stopping by 🙂

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    Charla @ That Girl Cooks Healthy
    March, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Girl this looks SOOOOOOO delicious I just want to cry. How amazing is this recipe? You have the styling down to a tee too. GO Whit!

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      March, 2016 at 6:13 PM

      LOL! Aw thank you Charla, I totally enjoyed shooting this one – everything just worked ha! It tastes pretty awesome too! 🙂

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