Paleo Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice Whole30

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These easy, filling, totally satisfying Paleo Burrito Bowls are packed with spicy seasoned ground beef, sautéed peppers and onions, cauliflower rice and a quick guacamole.  Served over fried cauliflower rice with a kick for maximum flavor!   They’re family approved, Whole30 compliant and keto friendly too!

These easy, filling, totally satisfying Paleo Burrito Bowls are packed with spicy seasoned ground beef, sautéed peppers and onions, cauliflower rice and a quick guacamole.  Served over fried cauliflower rice with a kick for maximum flavor!   They're family approved, Whole30 compliant and keto friendly too!

I just might be starting to really dig cauliflower rice – trust me – I never thought I’d say that.

Coming from a long distance running background and filling up on lots of starchy veggies when I started paleo (which I still love!) I never saw much of a need for cauliflower rice, especially since, well, it doesn’t actually taste like rice (oops –  was that a spoiler?!)

Anyway, after making my cauliflower fried rice and actually really enjoying it, I decided that I just had to experiment with it more often.

These easy, filling, totally satisfying Paleo Burrito Bowls are packed with spicy seasoned ground beef, sautéed peppers and onions, cauliflower rice and a quick guacamole.  Served over fried cauliflower rice with a kick for maximum flavor!   They're family approved, Whole30 compliant and keto friendly too!

And who knew?!  It totally has its place, even for a carb lover like me. And, while no, it doesn’t taste like rice, it’s totally possible to get that “rice” texture that blends really well with the other ingredients in certain recipes – like the fried rice, and, viola!  Now with these burrito bowls.

To be honest, yet another reason I wasn’t thrilled with cauliflower rice is because it’s crazy messy to “rice” cauliflower yourself in a food processor (along the lines of ain’t no one got time for that, you know?!).

So, now that I see already-riced cauliflower, um, everywhere, including all the “regular” grocery stores in town, I had to cross that excuse of my list, and I’m pretty darn happy about it!

These easy, filling, totally satisfying Paleo Burrito Bowls are packed with spicy seasoned ground beef, sautéed peppers and onions, cauliflower rice and a quick guacamole.  Served over fried cauliflower rice with a kick for maximum flavor!   They're family approved, Whole30 compliant and keto friendly too!

Actually, the one I bought for this recipe happened to be a mix of cauliflower and broccoli rice (who knew!) which is why you see some green in the photo above.

I couldn’t tell the difference between the broccoli and cauliflower whatsoever, so go for it if you’re feeling adventurous with your veggie rice.

These easy, filling, totally satisfying Paleo Burrito Bowls are packed with spicy seasoned ground beef, sautéed peppers and onions, cauliflower rice and a quick guacamole.  Served over fried cauliflower rice with a kick for maximum flavor!   They're family approved, Whole30 compliant and keto friendly too!

Okay, so we talked about the cauli rice – but now for the even-better stuff – toppings!  I made a spicy (but not too spicy!) ground beef mixture with just a bit of tomato paste and water so it doesn’t dry out, and for extra flavor.

On that topic, I specify in the recipe NOT to drain fat from the beef, since keeping it gives more flavor and keeps it nice and moist!

Then, we have simple sautéed onions and peppers, plus a quick but REALLY delicious guacamole to top everything off.  I was eating this guacamole with a spoon (and so were the kids) after making it.  Simple, fresh, and so tasty!

These easy, filling, totally satisfying Paleo Burrito Bowls are packed with spicy seasoned ground beef, sautéed peppers and onions, cauliflower rice and a quick guacamole.  Served over fried cauliflower rice with a kick for maximum flavor!   They're family approved, Whole30 compliant and keto friendly too!

Finally, a few fresh jalapeño slices plus extra cilantro makes these burrito bowls totally perfect!  They’re great for a quick weeknight dinner since everything is ready in just under 30 minutes.

You can also prep and cook each part ahead of time and then simple heat and assemble the bowls last minute!

I hope you’re craving burritos by now and ready to make these – let’s go!

Paleo Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice Whole30, Keto

These easy, filling, totally satisfying Paleo Burrito Bowls are packed with spicy seasoned ground beef, sautéed peppers and onions, cauliflower rice and a quick guacamole.  Served over fried cauliflower rice with a kick for maximum flavor!   They're family approved, Whole30 compliant and keto friendly too!

Paleo Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

These easy, filling, totally satisfying Paleo Burrito Bowls are packed with spicy seasoned ground beef, sautéed peppers and onions, cauliflower rice and a quick guacamole.  Served over fried cauliflower rice with a kick for maximum flavor!   They’re family approved, Whole30 compliant and keto friendly too!

Ingredients

For the Rice:

  • 12
    oz
    cauli rice
    I purchased this pre-“riced”
  • 1
    Tbsp
    coconut oil
    or other cooking fat
  • 1/2
    tsp
    sea salt
  • 1
    Tbsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 1
    Tbsp
    jalapeño pepper
    minced
  • 1/2
    tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2
    tsp
    garlic powder
  • Dash chipotle powder

For the Beef:

  • 1
    lb
    grass fed ground beef
    80-85% lean
  • 1
    Tbsp
    coconut oil or other cooking fat
  • 1/2
    tsp
    sea salt
  • 3/4
    tsp
    onion powder
  • 3/4
    tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1
    tsp
    cumin
  • 3/4
    tsp
    chili powder
  • Chipotle powder
    To taste – I added a generous dash
  • 2
    Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 4
    Tbsp
    water

Peppers & Onions:

  • 1
    large onion
    sliced thin
  • 1
    large red bell pepper
    sliced thin
  • 1
    Tbsp
    coconut oil or other cooking fat
  • sprinkle of sea salt

Guacamole:

  • 1
    large ripe avocado
    or 2 small
  • 2-3
    Tbsp
    onion
    minced
  • 1
    clove
    garlic
    minced
  • 1-2
    Tbsp
    jalapeno peppers
    minced
  • 1 1/2
    Tbsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 2
    Tbsp
    chopped fresh cilantro
    plus more for garnish

Instructions

For Cauli Rice:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add coconut oil or other fat. Add the riced cauliflower and stir to coat. Cover skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes to steam.

  2. Uncover and stir, then add the jalapeño pepper, salt, seasonings and lime juice. Cook and stir another minute or two uncovered until you have desired texture, then remove from heat.

For Beef, Peppers, Onions:

  1. Meanwhile in a separate skillet (or the same one after cooking the cauli rice) heat 1 tbsp coconut oil over medium high heat.

  2. Crumble the beef into the skillet and break up lumps with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add the salt and all seasonings and cook, stirring occasionally until browned. Do not drain the fat. Lower heat to medium-low and add the tomato paste and water, stir to combine. Continue to cook and stir until thickened, then remove to a separate bowl.

  3. Heat the same skillet over medium (keeping juices in skillet) and add 1 tbsp coconut oil. Add peppers and onions and stir to coat with fat. Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt to taste, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes or until softened and browning, then remove from heat.

  4. To make the guacomole, mash together the avocado with the rest of the ingredients, adjusting seasonings to taste.

  5. *To assemble taco bowls, begin with the cauliflower rice, then layer the beef, peppers and onions, and guacamole. Garnish with more cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*To make this ahead of time, cook everything and store separately covered in the refrigerator, then reheat on the stove top or in the oven until heated through. Make the guacamole when ready to serve to avoid browning.

Nutrition Facts

Paleo Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

Amount Per Serving

Calories 381
Calories from Fat 252

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28g
43%

Saturated Fat 13g
65%

Cholesterol 61mg
20%

Sodium 609mg
25%

Potassium 843mg
24%

Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%

Dietary Fiber 5g
20%

Sugars 4g

Protein 20g
40%

Vitamin A
21.7%

Vitamin C
97.1%

Calcium
4.4%

Iron
17.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What I Used To Make My Paleo Burrito Bowls:

These easy, filling, totally satisfying Paleo Burrito Bowls are packed with spicy seasoned ground beef, sautéed peppers and onions, cauliflower rice and a quick guacamole.  Served over fried cauliflower rice with a kick for maximum flavor!   They're family approved, Whole30 compliant and keto friendly too!

Want More Paleo and Whole30 Deliciousness?  Try One of These Related Recipes:

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Loaded Taco Sweet Potato Skillet

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