Change up Taco Tuesdays with this delicious Taco Bowl recipe! All your favorite taco ingredients in a bowl to enjoy! No burritos or taco shells needed!
We love our family taco nights. We do them way more than just on Taco Tuesdays. We could probably eat tacos or Mexican inspired meals most nights of the week. These Taco Bowls are perfect for the family.
Just like a popular Tex-Mex Chain these "burrito bowls," as they would call them, are loaded with your favorite taco toppings. Make the bowl as loaded or as plain as you want! It is totally up to you!
How to make Taco Bowls:
These Tex-Mex inspired bowls are super easy to make. I make a Cilantro Lime Rice for the base! Make my taco meat and prepare all the fillings and toppings. Build your bowl however you like and top it with your favorite toppings. If you want to go lower on the carbs, substitute lettuce for the rice!
How to make the Taco Bowl Base:
This Cilantro Lime Rice is the perfect base for a taco bowl. The directions are very easy, and you can use white or Brown Rice for the this. This recipe for this rice is copycat for the rice from Chipotle.
Another great choice for the base would be to make a lettuce base which basically will become a Taco Salad. Chop up your favorite lettuce for this if you want!
Ingredients for the base:
- Jaasmine Rice
- Cilantro - chopped
- Fresh Squeezed Juice from a Lime
How to make Taco Meat:
Taco meat is the next most essential thing to your burrito bowls. Whether you use ground beef, chicken, turkey or tofu the meat you choose to use needs to be seasoned properly to give your Taco Bowl that taco flavor.
I use taco seasoning and salsa in my taco meat to give it a great flavor. You can use my recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning if you like!
Ingredients for Taco Meat:
- Ground Beef - choose whichever ground meat or tofu you want to use.
- Taco Seasoning
Taco Bowl Toppings:
This is where you can do whatever you want! Prepare any items you want to serve with your taco bowls. You can make beans, chop up tomatoes or jalapenos, get cheese and sour cream ready. The sky is the limit with what you want to add to your Taco Bowl.
- Shredded Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Black Beans
Cilantro Lime Rice Base Directions:
Taco Meat Directions:
How to build your Taco Bowl:
Step One - Layer the bottom of your bowl with the rice.
Step Two - Add your taco meat on top of the rice.
Step Three - Add your toppings and other filler ingredients to the Taco Bowl.
How to store your leftover taco ingredients:
Store everything in individual containers. The leftovers make a great lunch the next day!
Try some of my other favorite Taco inspired meals:
Taco Soup - My all-time favorite soup recipe that you are going to LOVE! Taco Soup is filled with all your taco favorites. This one is a must-try. This soup is loaded with ground beef, beans, and taco seasoning, and it is super easy to make!
Walking Tacos - These Walking Tacos is a recipe I grew up loving. Open a bag of corn chips and top with a flavorful taco chili full of beef, cheese, and taco seasoning and spices.
One Pan Taco Pasta - This simple One-Pan Taco Pasta means fewer dishes for you after dinner and a happy family during dinner. Just add a few ingredients to a pot and 15 minutes later dinner is ready, it's that easy.
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Cilantro Lime Rice Base:
- 1 cup Jasmine rice
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- 1 tablespoon Cilantro chopped
- 2 tablespoons Lime juice fresh squeezed
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 oz taco seasoning
- ¾ cup salsa
- shredded cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, peppers, lime wedges, black beans.
Cilantro Lime Rice Base:
- Prepare rice according to directions.
- When rice is cooked add salt, oil, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. Stir together until well combined.
- Warm oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook and crumble. Drain off fat as needed.
- Once ground beef is browned add in taco seasoning and salsa. Stir to coat the meat in seasoning.
- Add cilantro lime rice to the bottom of your bowl and top with taco meat. Add your favorite toppings and serve.