Taco Rice Bowls

Taco Rice Bowls

Friends, this isn’t even a recipe…it’s a reminder that dinner can be sooooo easy!

I would say that any sort of pasta, Sloppy Joes and Tacos are the BIGGEST hits at my house.  All four kids get excited about them, they all eat every bite and I don’t hear complaints (which I consider a victory with four kiddos).  Sometimes, I whip up taco meat (with black beans!) and instead of piling it into shells, we pile it on brown rice, add our toppings and BAM!  Dinner is done.  We need easy victories like that during the school year, right?  Happy taco night!

This recipe serves four.

Shopping List
1 pound of ground beef
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 (1 oz) packet of taco seasoning
1 (15 oz) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
about 3 cups of rice, cooked and ready to eat (we use brown rice)
your favorite salsa
guacamole (we love Tab’s Guacamole)
1 red onion, chopped
shredded cheddar

In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown up your ground beef in a drizzle of EVOO.  Once it’s browned and crumbly, stir in your taco seasoning and your black beans.  Let the meat and beans heat up just a few minutes and then you’re ready to assemble.  In your bowls, add in brown rice to each one followed by your black bean and beef mixture followed by your toppings (salsa, guacamole, chopped onion and cheddar).  Just like that, dinner is done!

Happy suppertime! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 15, 2018 at 4:35 am

    I love that you make traditional salads and other foods into rice bowls. It’s such a simple way to spice up an old recipe! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Narci August 15, 2018 at 6:21 am

    This looks delicious!! Yum!

  • Sheaffer Sims August 15, 2018 at 6:53 am

    These look so yummy! I love a bowl!

  • Alexis deZayas August 15, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Yep this is going straight on my list of dinners. So easy and yummy!

  • Eunice August 15, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Yum! Also would be good with rice cauliflower 😊

  • Meghan Webb August 15, 2018 at 7:18 am

    What is your favorite kind of brown rice and do you use a rice cooker?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 15, 2018 at 9:50 am

      I don’t use a rice cooker and for regular old brown rice, I typically get Uncle Ben’s.

  • Jen August 15, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Do you think this would work as well with riced cauliflower?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 15, 2018 at 9:49 am

      YES!!! Sometimes, I make it and serve it over that lentil and zucchini pasta too!

  • GAIL W. August 20, 2018 at 10:06 am

    The taco bowls are a genius idea! Just a heads up, Trader Joe’s has a tasty and super easy frozen organic brown rice. Pop a bag in in the micro for three minutes and its done!!