Yes, I’m going the quick and easy, low maintenance, less clean up route, as per my last post the ever hunger newborn prevents me from cooking any meal that requires any sort of involved prep or cooking. But the fact that our oven has been broken for the past three weeks and will likely not be fixed for another three has also lead me to look to other methods of cooking to get dinner on the table.
I didn’t realize how much I rely on my oven – throwing a bunch of veggies, sweet potatoes, and protein of my choice on a pan to roast is my usual go-to “quickie” meal. So looking for ways that are just as quick without the use of the oven is what lead me to this delicious find.
We love our burritos on how to eat – so it should come as no surprise that I absolutely fell in love with this one pot burrito bowl. All the usual burrito fixings minus the tortilla. Which means more fillings and toppings – which is all the good stuff!
Rice, beans, corn, peppers, onions, tomatoes, spices, and some vegetarian ground round all cook together in one pot. Any ground meat of your choice will do here, or just double up on the beans. After about a 25 minute simmer and a couple handfuls of cheese, you add your favourite toppings and dinner is served.
I sure don’t miss my oven when I’m digging into this bowl of deliciousness, but I sure do miss it when the cookie craving hits! If anyone is baking cookies, I will gladly accept! Burrito bowls for cookies seem like a fair trade, no?