Chipotle Black Bean Burrito Bowls with Seared Corn

black bean burrito bowl on grey background with fresh avocado and cilantro

5 from 5 reviews

These Chipotle Black Bean Burrito Bowls are both nourishing and tasty! Full of spicy Black Beans, seared Corn, Brown Rice, and other fresh veggies.



For the Seared Corn = 

  • 3 ears of Fresh Corn, shucked and sliced off of the cob* (~2.5 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp Lime Zest
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Salt, to taste

For the Burrito Bowls = 

  • 23 cups Chipotle Garlic Black Beans, cooked
  • 1 cup dry Brown Rice
  • Seared Corn, above
  • 5 cups of Kale, chopped
  • ~1/4 cup Vegan Chipotle Mayo, plus more for topping
  • 1 1/2 cups Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
  • Fresh Avocado, Cilantro, and diced Red Onion for garnish


  1. First, prep your Rice. Add the dry Brown Rice to a pot with 1 3/4 cups of water; bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and then simmer on low heat for 45 minutes. You can also cook your Beans here as well, if you haven’t already.
  2. In the meantime, wash and prep your Veggies. Add the chopped Kale to a large bowl with the Vegan Chipotle Mayo; use your hands to massage the Mayo into the Kale for a minute or so, adding more dressing as necessary. Set aside on the counter or fridge, if you’d like it to be cold for serving.
  3. Next, prepare the Seared Corn. Add the Corn and Lime Zest to a large non-stick pot over Medium-High Heat. My Corn was very juicy so I did not need to add any water to get this “started”, but if your Corn is dry, add 1/3 cup of Water to the pot as well to get things going. “Sear” the Corn for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure that all sides are evenly cooking. The Corn will gradually become brown around the edges, and you may have some brown marks on the bottom of the pot – don’t worry though, this is creating flavor!
  4. Next, “de-glaze” the pot by adding the Lime Juice to it and quickly stirring it throughout the Corn. This will remove the brown marks on the bottom of the pan, and incorporate that flavor into the Corn. Turn off the heat, add Salt to taste, and set aside.
  5. Finally, assemble each bowl. Place your desired amount of Massaged Chipotle Kale, Black Beans, Brown Rice, and Seared Corn into each bowl. Top with Tomatoes, Avocado, Cilantro, Red Onion, and an extra drizzle of Chipotle Mayo*.  Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 7 days.


  • Fresh Corn can be substituted for Frozen, but I would recommend using Fresh if it’s in season. I find that it tastes so much sweeter! Frozen Corn also hold more moisture, so it will take longer to sear and cook down
  • Black Beans may be substituted for another Bean; same goes with the Brown Rice!
  • I like to “thin out” my Chipotle Mayo in a small bowl with a splash or two of filtered water in order to make it easier to drizzle

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