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Taco bowls

Taco bowls are a delicious, easy, budget friendly dinner that is perfect for busy weeknights or low key weekends.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex
Keyword beef taco bowl, taco bowls
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 6 large servings
Calories 560 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • homemade taco seasoning
  • 14.5 ounces pinto beans (or other type of bean)
  • 6 cups cooked rice (one cooked cup per serving)
  • 1.5 cups tomatoes
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • optional other toppings: avocado, guacamole, olives, sour cream, etc. See list in blog post above!


  1. Cook the rice according to package instructions.

  2. While the rice is cooking, brown the ground beef in a large pan over medium high heat, using a wooden spatula or spoon to break apart the beef into crumbles. Cook until no more pink remains.

  3. Drain the grease off the beef, and return to the pan.

  4. Sprinkle the seasoning on top, along with 3/4 cup water, and stir to combine.

  5. Bring to a simmer, and then reduce heat to low, simmering until most of the liquid reduces/ evaporates.

Assembling the taco bowls

  1. Add a cup of cooked rice to a bowl, and spoon the seasoned ground beef on top.

  2. Add beans, cheese, salsa, tomatoes and any other desired toppings; serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator. Adding toppings will change nutrition.

Nutrition Facts
Taco bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 560 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 927mg40%
Potassium 900mg26%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1003IU20%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 218mg22%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.