Because we like to stay away from flour and corn tortillas, we put a spin on a favorite Mexican treat and came up with a delicious anti-inflammatory version of a burrito.  This looks like a lot of ingredients, but if you look close you’ll see that there are just a lot of delicious seasonings (that are probably already in your cabinet) to spice up the flavor of this meal.

Anti-Inflammatory Mexcian Burrito Bowl
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Burrito Bowl

Make this delicious meal ahead and re-heat for an anti-inflammatory Mexican lunch at work or for a quick dinner on a busy night.
Course Lunch, Main Course
Servings 4


  • 12 oz cauliflower rice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 tsp sea salt divided
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp jalapeno pepper minced, or to taste
  • 1 ¼ tsp onion powder divided
  • 1 ¼ tsp garlic powder divided
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¾ tsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 large onion sliced thin
  • 1 large red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 large tomato chopped


  • Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the cauliflower rice and stir to coat.  Cover skillet and steam for about 2 minutes.
  • Uncover and stir, then add jalapeno, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp onion powder, ½ tsp garlic powder, cayenne pepper and lime juice. Cook and stir another 1 – 2 minutes until you have desired texture.  Don’t overcook or the rice will become mushy.  Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile in a separate skillet , crumble beef and break up with a spatula. Add ½ tsp salt, ¾ tsp onion powder, ¾ tsp garlic powder, cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper to taste; cook, stirring occasionally until browned.  Do not drain the fat.  Lower heat to medium-low and add the tomato paste and water, stirring to combine.  Continue to cook and stir until thickened, then remove to a separate bowl, keeping juices in the skillet.
  • Heat the same skillet over medium and add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add peppers and onions and stir to coat with fat.  Sprinkle with a bit of salt to taste, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes or until softened and browning.  Remove from heat.
  • To assemble burrito bowls, begin with the cauliflower rice, then layer the beef, peppers and onions. Add shredded lettuce if you like. Garnish with tomato, cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice if desired.
Keyword Anti-Inflammatory, Beef, Bell Pepper, Cauliflower, Complete Meal, Tomato
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Simple Homemade Guacamole

If you like guacamole with your burrito, tacos or any other dish try this simple recipe. Forget the store bought guacamole because this homemade anti-inflammatory recipe is a perfect addition to an appetizer table, too, as a dip!
Course Appetizer, Dip


  • 1 large ripe avocado peeled, pitted and mashed
  • 2-3 Tbsp onion minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp jalapeno peppers minced
  • 1 ½ Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


  • Mash together the avocado with the rest of the ingredients. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Keyword Anti-Inflammatory, Appetizer, Dip

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