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A large black bowl filled with all the ingredients for the Barbacoa Burrito Bowl, (Cilantro Lime Rice, Barbacoa Beef, Fajita Veggies, Pico de Gallo, & Guacamole) on a metal tray.

Barbacoa Burrito Bowls

  • Author: Kari
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Better than Chipotle for sure! These beef Barbacoa Burrito Bowls are easy to make and pack in so much flavor you’re going to want to make them often. We love making the different parts of this burrito bowl for meal prep. That way you have everything ready to go in the fridge and can make burrito bowls all week long. Or you can serve them for family style dinner where everyone can ‘build their bowl’!


6 cups shredded romaine or green leaf lettuce

3 cups, or 1 recipe Cilantro Lime Rice

1/2 recipe Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa or 6 – 1/2 cup servings Mexican meat of your choice

1 1/2 cups Pico de Gallo, or salsa of your choice

1 recipe The Best  Guacamole, (or 2 avocados, sliced/diced)

4 cups Fajita Veggies, from 1 recipe, (2/3 cup per serving)

Toppings of your choice:

Black beans, corn, sour cream, grated cheese etc.


Start by making each of the different recipes that make up this burrito bowl.

Serve everything separately family style so each person can choose how to build their bowl.

Or to assemble a burrito bowl, place the lettuce and Cilantro Lime Rice into a bowl.

Then top with the shredded Beef Barbacoa, Fajita Veggies, and your choice of black beans, corn, cheese, and sour cream.

Serve with Pico de Gallo and Best Guacamole.


For the Beef Barbacoa I always make a full recipe as it’s written and freeze the extra I don’t need in this burrito bowl recipe for an extra quick and easy meal the 2nd time around.

The prep time listed below is about how long it takes to assemble a few burrito bowls. It takes me about 1 hour to cook the individual recipes listed here. Both the beef and the rice are made in the Instant Pot. So if you have 1 Instant Pot make the beef ahead of time, or steam the rice on the stove top.

The nutritional facts were calculated without the toppings of choice.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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