BBQ Black Bean Bowl

BBQ Black Bean Bowl


You have to try this easy, bbq black bean bowl meal prep! Saucy black beans paired with roasted sweet potatoes, gently steamed spinach, and drizzled with spicy sriracha mayo. This is a really easy, flavourful bowl, that sits well for days, packs tons of fiber, protein, complex carbs, and micronutrients. 


Recipe makes three servings

Macros per serving:

437 cals - 9g fat - 65g carbs - 24g protein


Ingredients, bbq beans:

1/3 cup textured pea protein or textured vegetable protein

798 ml black beans (2 small cans), drained and rinsed

2 tbsp ketchup

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp coconut sugar

1 tbsp hot sauce 

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 bouillon cube + 1 cup boiling water or 1 cup boiling vegetable broth


Ingredients, bowl:

1 1/2 cups gently steamed spinach, roughly 6 cups fresh

1 1/2 cup cubed yams

1 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp spicy mayo

1/2 cup chopped green onion


Recipe, Yams:

Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Add the cubed yams to a bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper. 

Toss to coat then spread evenly across prepared baking tray.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until browned. Set aside.


BBQ Beans:

To a mixing bowl add: ketchup, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, coconut sugar, hot sauce, paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.

Bring 1 cup water to a boil and pour into the bbq sauce. Add in 1/2 cube bouillon.

Alternatively add 1 cup boiling vegetable broth into the bbq sauce.

Mix well to combine.

Add the textured pea protein into the sauce and allow to hydrate, 10 minutes.

Add the sauce to a medium sauce pan with the drained and rinsed black beans.

Cook on medium for 5-7 minutes, stirring often.

Beans are done once sauce has reduced by 2/3 and the beans are nice and saucy.



Bring 4 cups water to a boil and add fresh spinach to blanche, 30 seconds.




Grab three meal prep containers and divide the cooked beans, yams, and spinach across all the bowls. 

Top with chopped green onion and 1 tbsp each spicy mayo.




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