Taco Beef Bowl

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 20 mins
Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 2 Calories: 430 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


The Taco Beef Bowl is a versatile and satisfying dish with plenty of room for creativity. This recipe is the perfect way to reuse taco meat leftovers. 


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  1. Cook the rice according to the package instructions.

  2. In a large pan heat up a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the ground beef. Cook until browned.

  3. Add the taco seasoning, carrot, and green onions. Cook for 2-3 more minutes.  

  4. Build your bowl. Start with the rice, top with the beef, sliced cucumber and bell pepper. Drizzle with soy mayo.  

  5. Enjoy!


  • Season the ground beef with salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings. You can also add minced garlic for extra flavor.
  • Opt for lean ground beef (usually 90% lean or higher) to minimize excess fat and grease in your dish.
  • Taste your beef mixture as you go along and adjust the seasoning to achieve a well-balanced flavor.
  • You can also experiment with different toppings and variations
  • Feel free to add vegetables like sweet corn, sautéed mushrooms, or sliced red onions to enhance the nutritional value and flavor of your beef rice bowl.
Keywords: taco, rice bowl, beef bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use other ground meats instead of beef?

Yes, you can use other ground meats like pork, chicken, or turkey to create different variations of rice bowls.

How do I store leftover taco beef rice bowl?

Store leftover taco beef rice bowl in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

Can I make a large batch and freeze it?

While you can freeze the beef mixture, keep in mind that rice doesn't freeze well. Consider freezing the beef mixture separately and then reheating it and serving it over freshly cooked rice when you're ready to enjoy it.

What are some creative toppings for a ground beef rice bowl?

You can get creative with toppings! Some ideas include avocado slices, soft-boiled or fried eggs, sautéed mushrooms, kimchi, sliced cucumbers, or bean sprouts.

Can I adjust the spiciness of the dish?

Yes, you can adjust the spiciness by adding sriracha or using a milder hot sauce if you prefer less heat.

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