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Loco Taco Bowl

Loco Taco Bowl takes all of the things you love about Taco Tuesday and puts it in a fresh, easy to eat bowl. It is so good you won’t even miss the shells or tortillas!

 This Taco Bowl will Have you Screaming for MORE! This Taco Bowl will Have you Screaming for MORE!

Loco Taco Bowl!!

It is no secret that The Buttered Home loves some Tacos. Taco Salad is one of my personal favorites. My family sure loves all of the carbs that come with Tacos but I am not always a fan. Salads are a good and fresh way to take something you love and make it healthy. Life with a family is all about balance. Giving them the treats they love is made even better when you can make it a healthy option too. Taking all of the great things about Tacos and instead of piling the good things up in a flour tortilla or a corn shell, we make the good so big and add a little rice so that those higher carb options are not even missed. Sure you can still do that, but here we will show how to make it great, filling and crazy good!

Make your own Taco Seasoning

Simply prepare your meat and veg for the tacos as normal. I use a home made taco seasoning that is super easy to prepare.

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons smoked Paprika

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/4 red pepper flakes (optional)

Mix all together and keep in an airtight container. I typically use about a tablespoon and a half for a pound of meat. Works great and I have all of these spices on hand so no wasted cash on something I can do myself.

How to make your own Taco Bowl

~ Ingredients ~

  • Black beans rinsed

  • 2 cups red leaf lettuce

  • 1 diced tomato

  • 3-4 diced green onions

  • 1 pound cooked taco meat( I used lean ground beef but ground turkey is fab too)

  • 2 cups cooked rice

  • 1/2 cup cheese

~ Method ~

After the meat is cooked, drain and place all ingredients in a large bowl individually for serving. I like to make a bowl in the bowl with rice and add my ingredients on top. Sprinkle with cheese and add some of this home made dressing. Also optional.

Easy Taco Salad Dressing

~ Ingredients ~

  • 1/2 cup Taco sauce

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • two good shakes of hot sauce

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

~ Method ~

Mix all dry ingredients together and add taco sauce, vinegar, hot sauce and drizzle olive oil in while whisking. Dress your salad with a bit of this for an added kick of flavor.

No matter how you slice it, this healthy alternative to carbing it up with tortillas and corn shells will have you coming back for seconds.

Healthy salad options are one of our favorite things here at The Buttered Home. We hope you will enjoy this one!

Loco Taco Bowl

Loco Taco Bowl

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Loco Taco Bowl will have you stuffed without stuffing all of the good stuff in a Taco shell! A healthier alternative that will not have you missing a thing!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 can, rinsed Black Beans
  • 1, diced Tomato
  • 3-4, diced Green Onions
  • 1-2 cups cooked Rice
  • 1/2 cup, your fave Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Chili powder
  • 1/2 cup Taco Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1-2 shakes Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Olive OIl

Instructions

  1. Simply prepare your meat and veg for the tacos as normal. I use a home made taco seasoning that is super easy to prepare.
  2. After the meat is cooked, drain and place all ingredients in a large bowl individually for serving. I like to make a bowl in the bowl with rice and add my ingredients on top.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese and add some of this home made dressing. Also optional.
  4. For the dressing:Mix all dry ingredients together and add taco sauce, vinegar, hot sauce and drizzle olive oil in while whisking. Dress your salad with a bit of this for an added kick of flavor.
  5. For the home made Taco seasoning Mix 2 tablespoons chili powder with 1 & 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon each of garlic, onion powders, salt and pepper. You may add 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes if you would like. I generally use about a tablespoon and a half for 1 pound of meat.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 342Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 47mgSodium 256mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 2gSugar 17gProtein 16g
**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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