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Vegan Meal Prep Burrito Bowl

This vegan burrito bowl is super easy to make and the perfect make-ahead lunch for your weekly meal prep!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Vegan
Keyword black beans, meal prep bowl
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 700kcal


  • 4 sweet potatoes (medium) ~ 800g
  • 2 bell peppers ~ 500g
  • 1 cup rice ~ 200g
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper

for the black beans

  • 3 cups black beans, cooked ~ 500g
  • 1 red onion, small
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 can pureed/crushed tomatoes ~ 250g
  • ½ tbsp paprika powder
  • ½ tsp cumin

for the tomato salsa

  • 2 tomatoes, large ~ 300g
  • 1 lime (juice)
  • 1 spring onion

for the tahini sauce

  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or any other liquid sweetener
  • ½ lemon (juice)


  • Preheat the oven to 200C (390F).
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into bite-sized cubes. Place in a bowl and season with ½ tbsp paprika, ½ tbsp cumin, ½ tsp cayenne and salt and pepper. Add to a baking tray.
  • Wash the bell peppers and cut into thin strips. Add to a bowl with ½ tbsp paprika, ½ tbsp cumin, ½ tsp cayenne and salt and pepper. Mix well and add to the baking tray.
  • Bake the sweet potatoes and bell peppers for ~30 minutes.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the rice according to package instructions.

To make the black beans

  • Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Cook in a large pan for a few minutes, then add the tomato paste, paprika powder and cumin. Cook for another minute.
  • Deglaze with water if necessary. Then add the black beans and crushed tomatoes. If the mixture is too thick, add some water.
  • Simmer for ~10 minutes and season with salt and pepper.

To make the tomato salsa

  • Finely dice the tomatoes and spring onion. Add to a bowl with the lime juice and season with salt and pepper.

To make the tahini sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and stir well. If the sauce is too thick, add water until desired consistency is reached.

To assemble the vegan burrito bowls

  • To each bowl/meal prep container, add ¼ of the cooked rice, baked sweet potato, bell peppers, black beans, tomato salsa and tahini sauce. If you are making this for a meal prep, you can store the salsa and sauce separately.