Simple Taco Bowl Recipe

An easy and simple Taco Bowl Recipe. The bowl is with rice and taco meat (with a homemade seasoning) topped with avocado, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream. All the taco helpings but served in a bowl – SO GOOD!

This bowl reminds me of a hearty salad like the BBQ Chicken or the Pasta Salad and a personal favorite, the Chicken over Greens.

Simple taco bowl recipe in a bowl topped with corn, cheese, avocado and tomatoes.

taco bowl-

This. Recipe. Is. Mighty. DELICIOUS!!..

Cooked ground beef in the most delicious homemade seasoning over a bed of white rice and topped with buttered corn, avocado, tomatoes with sour cream and cheese. If you like your food spicy, some hot sauce or Sriracha would go well with this bowl.

If you ever had leftover rice, don’t throw it away, enjoy this taco bowl the following day. Just reheat the rice and you have yourself a really good lunch or dinner!

Taco bowl in a white bowl with rice, ground beef, and loaded with toppings.

how to make a taco bowl-

RICE- Cook the rice using whatever method you like best. We like to bake our rice, the best method for cooking rice.

MEAT- While the rice is cooking. Cook the meat using our recipe Taco Meat Recipe.

VEGETABLES- Finely slice the onion. Cube the tomatoes. Slice or cube the avocado. TIP: The corn can be served cold OR for best results saute it with a dab of butter and season with Vegeta if you have it, SO GOOD!

BOWL- You can totally personalize the bowl to whatever you like but this happens to be my favorite way to serve it and my favorite ingredients.

Add the warm rice to a bowl and drizzle with lime or lemon juice. Top with the warm meat. Then add all your favorite helpings, I like to add corn, tomato, avocado, cheese and sour cream with hot sauce or Sriracha. Drizzle lime or lemon juice over everything.

BUFFET STYLE- This recipe is great to serve buffet-style at the table. Add all of the helpings to individual bowls and allow your family to personalize their bowl. Yes, it will be a bit of a mess but so ENJOYABLE!

How to prepare a taco bowls with ground beef, corn, avocado, tomatoes, cheese and rice.

can I prepare everything in advance?

Though this recipe is SUPER easy, you still need to saute the meat and cook the rice. If you like to have food prepped before the kids come home from school and just reheat before dinner, do so. Bake the rice and cook the meat ahead of time, keep refrigerated. Then, before dinner, while the rice and meat is reheated, just chop the veggies and dinner is ready to be served.

Taco salad bowl in a bowl with a spoon and topped with fresh greens.

This taco bowl recipe is the perfect idea to switch things up a bit for Taco Tuesday;). You can even serve the bowl with some toasted tortillas on the side.

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5 from 4 votes

Simple Taco Bowl Recipe

The most delicious ground beef with taco seasoning over a bed of white rice and topped with avocado, corn, tomatoes with cheese and sour cream. Perfect for taco Tuesday!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: taco bowl
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 509kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 1 recipe taco meat
  • 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, or to taste
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 Tbsp butter, optional (to saute corn)
  • 1 avocado, sliced or quartered
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • hot sauce or Sriracha, optional
  • 1 lime


  • Prepare taco meat recipe.
  • Cook white rice. Drain and drizzle with lime (or lemon) juice.
  • In a skillet, saute corn with 1 Tbsp butter (or leave the corn cold).
  • Prepare all the desired toppings. Slice the onions, cut avocados and cube the tomatoes.
  • In a bowl, arrange all the ingredients for this simple taco bowl.
  • Enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Simple Taco Bowl Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 509 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 309mg13%
Potassium 709mg20%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1274IU25%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 260mg26%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 8 Comments
  • Aimee 08/31/2019, 5:36 pm Link Reply

    It’s like having Chipotle right in my own kitchen!

    • Valentina's Corner 08/31/2019, 11:38 pm Link Reply

      Ha. That’s a good way of describing the dish.. đŸ™‚

  • Kimberly 08/31/2019, 2:13 pm Link Reply

    So good and perfect for lunch or dinner!

    • Valentina's Corner 08/31/2019, 5:28 pm Link Reply

      Thank you, Kimberly. I’m so glad you enjoyed the Taco Bowl.

  • Demeter 08/31/2019, 10:57 am Link Reply

    Bowls have become such an obsession in our house. Everyone gets to customize thier own and it’s such a great way to make dinner easier.

    • Valentina's Corner 08/31/2019, 5:28 pm Link Reply

      Customized bowls are the best.

  • Lauren 08/31/2019, 9:34 am Link Reply

    We loved this so much! I added extra Sriracha on my husband’s and he was thrilled!

    • Valentina's Corner 08/31/2019, 5:28 pm Link Reply

      Oh I’m loving the Sriracha, Lauren. Yummm

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