My friend Audrey recently asked a question that got me thinking. She asked people what are their go-to dinner recipes, especially after they may have worked all day and need something quick and delicious.
I asked my family their thoughts on what our go-to dinner recipe is. Coming up with an answer wasn’t too tough as they unanimously said taco salad bowls. I have admitted in the past I don’t love to cook, but this is definitely a dish I make over and over again. Sometimes even multiple times in a week because it is so easy, delicious and flavorful.
Have you ever heard of taco salad bowls?
My taco salad bowls were born from my daughter really wanting tacos one evening, but I had no taco or tortilla shells left (story of my life when it comes to cooking). I had already started cooking and even seasoned the ground turkey when I realized I didn’t have the shells, so I threw all of the ingredients into bowls and served it to my family. We all wound up loving what we now call taco salad bowls, and it is definitely a staple go-to dinner recipe in our home.
Here’s how to make taco salad bowls:
First let me say that one of the best things about this recipe, besides its wonderful taste, is how customizable it is. You can really make it your own by switching up the type of meat, substituting meat for fish, or even a meatless vegetarian bowl.
- Brown your ground meat, cook your fish or saute your veggies (I use a pound of ground turkey).
- Squeeze a fresh lime over the meat or veggies while it is cooking (I promise you will love the flavor).
- Add taco seasoning over the meat, fish or veggies and a little water to combine. Click here to find out how to make your own taco seasoning to keep on hand.
- Cook some brown rice. (I use the organic brown rice microwavable packages from Trader Joe’s. They take 3 minutes to cook).
- While the meat is browning, make some corn. I use one can of organic corn.
- Chop up some grape tomatoes, cilantro (unless you think it tastes like soap), onion, lettuce and avocado (feel free to omit or add anything you like)
- Once the taco seasoned meat, rice and corn are done cooking, I scoop a few spoonfuls of each of them neatly into a bowl.
- Then I top the main items in the bowl with some tomatoes, lettuce, onions, cilantro, shredded Mexican style cheese, salsa, sour cream, a lime wedge and sliced avocado.
- Serve with some tortilla chips on the side and enjoy!
Does your family have a simple go-to dinner recipe that you reach for again and again?
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