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copycat vegan qdoba bean burrito bowl

Vegan Burrito Bowl, Qdoba Copycat

This copycat Qdoba burrito bowl is an easy recipe that uses leftover rice, along with fajita veggies, black beans, a vegan cheese sauce (queso), guac, and salsa. It's easily put together, and will be sure to disappear.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 bowls
Calories 257 kcal


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 bell peppers, julienned mixed colors
  • 1 small onion, julienned
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • cheese sauce
  • shredded letutce or romaine

Vegan Cheese Sauce

  • ¾ cup plant milk
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • tsp onion powder
  • tsp turmeric
  • tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt


Make Fajitas

  • In a skillet, add the bell pepper and onion. Heat over medium until the onions turn translucent. You do not need any oil or seasoning. It takes about 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent them from burning or sticking.
  • Remove from heat.


  • Rinse and drain can of black beans.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, mix together the beans, paprika, cumin, and garlic powder.
  • Mix well to incorporate spices, and heat for 30 seconds or until warm.

Make the cheese sauce

  • Mix all ingredients together with a whisk in a small saucepan.
  • Heat over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens. Be sure to stir or whisk it to prevent it from burning to the bottom of the pan or clumping up.


  • Start with ½ cup of rice on the bottom of the bowl.
  • Add ¼ of the fajita veggies and beans to the bowl.
  • Next spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the cheese sauce. Then top with guacamole, salsa (pico, corn, etc), and romaine if desired.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the fridge in air tight containers for 2-3 days separately.


Feel free to use any additional toppings you'd like. I created this recipe to use up any leftover rice, which always seems to happen when we make rice, but you can make rice specifically for this as well. Use a 2:1 water to rice ratio for long grain, jasmine, or basmati rice. 


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 12gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 212mgPotassium: 513mgFiber: 9gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1955IUVitamin C: 77mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 2mg
Keyword burrito bowl, copycat qdoba veggie burrito bowl, vegan burrito bowl, veggie burrito bowl
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