Thursday, July 8, 2010

Burrito Bowl with Seasoned Ground Turkey

Inspired by Chipotle and the ingredients I had in my kitchen, this burrito bowl was born. Ground turkey is my favorite substitute for ground beef, especially when used in Mexican dishes. With some taco seasoning, I can hardly tell the difference between turkey and beef. 


1 lb. ground turkey
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (less if you have a more mild palette)
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 garlic cloves, minced or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup water
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 can refried beans (or black beans)
2 cups brown rice
1 tomato
1 avocado
2 oz. goat cheese
1/2 cup salsa


Prepare rice, according to directions. 

Over medium heat, brown ground turkey until fully cooked. Add next nine ingredients, water, and corn starch and simmer until all spices are cooked into the meat, about 10-15 minutes.

Heat beans in a small saucepan over low heat, until warmed through. 

Make your burrito bowl. In a shallow bowl, pour 1 cup of cooked rice and spread on the bottom. Add 1/2 cup beans, followed by 1/2 cup seasoned ground turkey. Top with chopped tomato, goat cheese, sliced avocado, and salsa. Sprinkle with pepper and garnish with cilantro, if available. Enjoy.

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