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Horizontal image of a black bowl filled with white rice, vegetables, meat, salsa, sliced jalapenos, and shredded cheese on a white towel next to a bowl of salsa.

Quick and Easy Mexi-Bowls

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These Mexi-bowls are loaded with your favorite protein, rice, beans, peppers, and a variety of toppings to keep things interesting and fresh.



For the Spice Mix:

  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Bowls:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups cooked black beans (rinsed and drained, if using canned)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, beef, or pork, cut into 1/2-inch cubes and reheated
  • 2 cups cooked white or brown rice, reheated
  • 1 1/2 cups your favorite salsa (homemade or store bought) 

For the Toppings:

  • Sour cream
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Shredded Mexican-style cheese blend


  1. Add all ingredients for the spice mix to a small bowl. Stir together until combined. Set aside. 
  2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil. Once hot, add yellow onion. Cook, stirring occasionally until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in bell peppers and black beans. Cook until everything is warmed through, about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Add chopped meat to a medium bowl with the spice mix. Toss to coat the meat evenly. 
  4. Divide rice, black beans, meat, and salsa between four bowls, layering them in this order. 
  5. Serve with toppings as desired.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Rice Bowl
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: rice, burrito bowl, beans