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Albondigas burrito bowls are loaded with delicious vegetables and Mexican meatballs. A hearty meal that comes together in minutes!

So you’ve made all of those Mexican meatballs, here’s what to do with them. Well, some of them anyway. Make Albondigas Burrito Bowls!

When I see the word ‘Albondigas’, I usually think of Albondigas Soup. It is a favorite soup of mine, but it’s fun to try something new.

With some of the leftover meatballs, I threw together these burrito bowls. They were so good and took very little time to assemble. If you have a rice cooker with a timer, set your rice to be done at meal time. Once the rice is done, you’ll be sitting down to eat in about 15 minutes.

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Albondigas Burrito Bowls

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Calories: 668
Servings: 4 people
An easy weeknight dinner of dressed up leftovers.


  • 1/2 recipe Mexican Meatballs
  • 4 cups hot cooked rice
  • 2 small avocados peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 24 grape tomatoes halved
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
  • sour cream optional
  • hot sauce optional


Mexican Meatballs

  • Start by making Mexican Meatballs for dinner one night and save out 1/2 of the recipe to make these burrito bowls.

Albondigas Burrito Bowls

  • Add 1/2 recipe of Mexican Meatballs (above) to a small saucepan; cook and stir until heated through.
  • Divide hot rice and Mexican Meatball mixture between 4 bowls. Top each bowl with 1/4 of remaining ingredients. Serve.


Cook time does not include time to cook rice.


Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 1054mg | Potassium: 1752mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1544IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says:

    What a great way to use the meatballs! I love burrito bowls and wish I had this for lunch today!

    1. Marissa says:

      I wish I could make it for your lunch, Ashley! Then we could chat… 😉

  2. Jennifer Farley says:

    This is my kind of comfort meal.

    1. Marissa says:

      Thanks, Jennifer! Me too!