Ground Beef Taco Bowls with Homemade Taco Seasoning

Ground Beef Taco Bowl
Dairy Free Grain Free Keto Friendly Kid Friendly Low Carb

Nutrition: 210 Calories

A fun and easy taco alternative, these Ground Beef Taco Bowls are full of flavor, from the Homemade Taco Seasoning, that your whole family will love.

Ground Beef Taco Bowls have become a favorite at our house. They are a regular part of the rotation when I’m meal planning. My youngest loves them so much, she says she wants them for her birthday meal. I actually started making taco bowls on accident; one evening I made everything for tacos and realized we didn’t have any tortillas in the house. So, Ground Beef Taco Bowls were born.

I actually like taco bowls more than regular tacos because the clean up is easier. I set up a taco bowl bar on my counter with all the taco toppings and mix-ins. Then, everyone makes up their bowl the way they want, and we enjoy a family meal together.

You can purchase a packet or jar of pre-made taco seasoning, but I’ve found I like making my own. This homemade taco seasoning is really easy to put together. I mix all the seasoning ingredients together in a bowl while I’m browning the ground beef. You could also make up a big batch and keep it in a jar for even quicker preparation. If you’re watching your sugar intake, check the ingredients in your season salt. You can always use salt and pepper instead of the season salt.

After the ground beef is all browned, sprinkle your taco seasoning on top and add 1 cup of water. Then, mix everything together and let it simmer until all the water is evaporated or absorbed. Stir the meat occasionally to make sure everything is deliciously seasoned.

Some of my family’s favorite Ground Beef Taco Bowl toppings are sour cream, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and homemade Pico de Gallo. The kids also put a few tortilla chips on top, to make up for those missing tortillas; they think its really fun to be allowed to have chips for dinner. My husband and I skip the chips to keep ours low carb.

Ground Beef Taco Bowls with Homemade Taco Seasoning

A fun and easy taco alternative, these Ground Beef Taco Bowls are full of flavor, from the Homemade Taco Seasoning, that your whole family will love.

Total Time: 20 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs Ground Beef, (I used 93% Lean)
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Taco Seasoning:
    • 2 tsp Chili Powder
    • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
    • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
    • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
    • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
    • 1 tsp Seasoned Salt, or Salt and Pepper
  • Optional Toppings:

Directions

  1. Add the ground beef to a skillet and brown over medium heat, breaking up the meat with a spoon. Continue stirring the beef until it’s all browned, about 10 minutes.
  2. While the beef is cooking, mix together taco seasoning in a separate bowl.
  3. After all the beef is browned, add the water and taco seasoning to the skillet with the meat. Stir and bring to a simmer.  Simmer about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the water is gone and the meat is seasoned.
  4. I like to serve the seasoned taco meat “Taco Bar Style” with all the other toppings and mix-ins and let everyone layer their taco bowl how they like it.  Enjoy!!

Nutrition: 

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1/4 pound Seasoned Ground Beef

Amount Per Serving:  Calories: 210,  Total Fat: 9.2g, Saturated Fat: 3.8g,  Cholesterol: 89.4mg, Sodium: 305.9mg, Carbohydrates: 0.8g, Fiber 0.4g, Sugars: 0.1g, Protein 29.1g

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