Taco Bowls


One of my favorite easy and healthy meals that is LOADED with flavor and deliciousness is the “taco bowl” or “burrito bowl”.  This dish is a great one to make with taco left overs and is a quick lunch or dinner!  It’s even great for guest!  You can turn it in to a build your own taco bowl bar!

I use taco meat, black beans, homemade guacamole, and some of that delicious jalapeno ranch dip that I shared earlier this week.  (see link below)

This is more of a meal idea than a recipe but I have included my method for quick black beans, my version of taco meat, and my homemade guacamole in case you care to try it my way!  🙂

Here is what I recommend for a taco bowl bar party spread:

-tortilla chips

-black beans

-taco meat

-grilled chicken

-fajita steak

-fresh bell pepper slices


-pico de gallo

-queso fresco


– corn

-sour cream

-guacamole or chopped avocados

-jalapeno ranch


-black olives




-2 cans of black beans (low sodium)

-1/4 cup of roasted red peppers from a jar or fresh

-1/4 yellow onion, diced

Taco Meat:

-1 lb ground beef

-1 packet taco seasoning, low sodium

-1/2 yellow onion, diced

-1 small red bell pepper, diced (any color will work but if you read my blog you can tell I favor the red ones 🙂 )

-2 cloves of garlic, minced


-3 avocados

-1/2 yellow onion, diced

-2-3 cloves of garlic, minced

– 1/2 of a fresh jalapeno, diced

-1 tsp lime juice

-1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning

– salt and pepper to taste




In a medium sized pot, cook the onion and red peppers for about 4 minutes on medium-high heat.  Then add in the beans and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  I like to mush the beans as they cook to thicken the beans into a fake re-fried bean texture.

Taco Meat:

In a medium skillet, cook the onion, garlic, and bell pepper for about 5 minutes on medium-high heat.  Then add in the ground beef and taco seasoning and cook til fully browned.


Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl!  Easy!

Click the link below for the Jalapeno Ranch Dip!


Jalapeno Ranch Dip

Jalapeno Ranch Dip


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