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Lean Turkey Black Bean Quinoa Burrito Bowls topped with Mexican Cheese in blue bowls

Lean Turkey Black Bean Quinoa Chipotle Burrito Bowls

This lightened up, fresh recipe for burrito bowls will fill you up with bold flavors, great texture and lean ingredients.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 7 cups burrito filling
Calories 134kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • ½ medium Yellow Onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground Cumin
  • 1 15 ounce can Black Beans , drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup Corn Kernels (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • 1 cup prepared Quinoa
  • 1 4 ounce can Green Chilies , mild or hot depending on your personal preference; drained
  • 2 teaspoons Adobo Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne Powder
  • ½ cup Salsa; mild suggested but medium or hot if preferred
  • Suggested Toppings: Shredded Lettuce , chopped tomatoes, grated cheese, avocado slices, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, chopped cilantro, pickled jalapenos


  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Sauté the onions until translucent; 4-5 minutes approximately.
  • Add the turkey, garlic powder and cumin. Sauté until the turkey becomes opaque white.
  • Add the black beans, corn, quinoa, green chilies, adobo sauce, cayenne, salsa. Cook over medium heat until all ingredients are well blended and heated through.

Assembling the Burrito Bowls:

  • Select bowls for individual serving. Add 1 cup of the turkey mixture. Layer the selected toppings over the meat and serve immediately.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.5mg