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Cheesy Beef and Bean Burrito Rice Bowls

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These Cheesy Beef and Bean Burrito Rice bowls are inspired by my husbands favorite fast food restaurant only deconstructed into rice bowls and it's way healthier. Cheesy beef, refried beans and all the fixings are serve on white or brown rice. A fast and easy dinner (or lunch!) recipe to throw together.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Tex Mex
Keyword beef, bowl, burrito, cheese, refried beans, rice
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 474
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 pounds lean ground beef I use ground sirloin
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro leaves plus more for serving
  • 2/3 cup cheddar cheese freshly grated, plus more for serving
  • 2 cups cooked white rice or brown rice (using leftover rice makes this even faster)
  • cups refried beans
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 1/2 cup guacamole for serving
  • hot sauce for serving
  • plain nonfat greek yogurt or sour cream, for serving


  • Preheat a skillet over medium. Brown ground beef until no longer pink and fully cooked. Add seasoning, cilantro and cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  • Divide rice among bowls and top with some of the cheesy beef mixture, refried beans, a little extra cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole and any other additional toppings or condiments.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.


Other optional toppings are sour cream, hot sauce, pepitas, pickled jalapeños, green onions and even grilled corn.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1162mg | Potassium: 600mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 651IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 4mg