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Vegan Black Bean Fajita Bowls with Brown Rice

Make your favourite fajitas without all that wrap nonsense, instead enjoy tender veggies & spicy black beans over a bed of brown rice. This simple, protein-packed recipe is ideal for lunches or meal prep.

Fajitas Flavourful History

This popular Tex-Mex dish can be traced back to Mexican ranch workers living in West Texas, near the Mexican border in the 1940s. Although, fajitas used to be confined to the campfire or backyard grill, they became available for commercial sales in 1969. Needless to say, Texans love fajitas and tacos, but again who doesn't?!

Fajita bowl with vegetables, black beans, and rice

The Fajita Veggies

Start by cooking the brown rice according to the package.

Then, over medium heat add the olive oil, minced garlic, and jalapeños to a large frying pan.

Let cook for about a minute, until you can begin to smell the garlic, before adding the sliced peppers and mushrooms. Then, cook for an additional 5 minutes.

To Make the sauce, add the fajita sauce, 1/2 cup of water, and the rinsed black beans.

Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer for about 6 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken.

If you are using this recipe for meal prep, then cook the vegetables slightly less. That way when you warm it up the next day the veggies are still tender not mushy.

Pan with fajita peppers, mushroom, and black beans

Home stretch

While your sauce is thickening, slice avocado into medium-sized chunks, cut the lime into quarters, and chop the spinach.

The spinach and avocados aren't essential, but both are incredibly nutritious, with loads of essential vitamins.

Time to assemble the bowl!

Start by adding the desired base of brown rice, followed by the fajita coated vegetables and beans

Then, top with the chopped spinach and cubed avocado, followed by the juice of a lime wedge and your favourite salsa.

Bowl with fajita vegetables and black beans over brown rice

Vegan Black Bean Fajita Bowls with Brown Rice

Make your favourite fajitas without all that wrap nonsense, instead enjoy tender veggies & spicy black beans over a bed of brown rice. This simple, protein-packed recipe is ideal for lunches or meal prep.
Course
Prep Time
15 Minutes
Cook Time
40 Minutes
Servings
4 People
INGREDIENTSINSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cook the rice with according to the package.
  2. Next, over medium heat add the olive oil, minced garlic, and jalapeños to a large frying pan. Let cook for about a minute before adding the sliced peppers and mushrooms. Then, cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Mix in the 1/2 cup of water, rinsed black beans, and fajita mix (chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and paprika). Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer. Let cook for about 6 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken.
  4. While the sauce is thickening, slice the avocado into medium-sized chunks and chop the spinach. Set aside.
  5. Assemble the fajita bowls by adding the desired base of rice, followed by the fajita vegetables with beans, then the shredded spinach and cubed avocado.
  6. Top with your favourite salsa and the juice of a freshly squeezed lime.
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