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When I need to go to the market and only have a few ingredients, I find that I get really creative in the kitchen. This Breakfast Taco Bowl started as one of those meals. At the time, I needed to turn four ingredients (eggs, ground beef, taco seasoning, and a can of tomatoes) into something filling, simple, and delicious.
In this post, you’ll find my jazzed up version of the original dish. But, also tips to customize this for any meal and use it for meal prep, depending on what’s available in your kitchen.
As I mentioned, the basic recipe has just a few main ingredients:
- homemade taco meat – uses ground beef, a can of diced tomatoes and my homemade taco seasoning
- yellow onion
Similar to when you take a trip to Moe’s or Chipotle, you can really build your own bowl. While I chose to keep this breakfast themed (and topped this with an egg), the options are really endless.
Some toppings that work great on this bowl for any meal are:
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese or Cojita Cheese crumbles
- Chopped Cilantro
- Fresh or pickled vegetables like jalapeños and red onions
- Fajita Vegetables
- Full-fat sour cream
How to Make a Taco Bowl
There are three main steps to making this at home.
- Gather: you can use the recipe card below to gather the ingredients for the dish, including your favorite toppings
- Brown & Sauté: brown the ground meat with onions. Then, add the spices, onions, and tomatoes and bring it to a simmer
- Build: Top this dish with the suggested toppings or others that you can think of
Meal Prep Options
You’ll notice that this keto-friendly taco bowl has taco meat at the base. If you want to “stretch” this dish or use it as part of a meal prep, you can use the ideas below:
- Add a side of cauliflower rice: two of my favorites that would work well with this dish are Spanish cauliflower rice or Cilantro Lime cauliflower rice.
- Make a taco salad: All you’d need to do is pair the meat and toppings over a bowl of lettuce. When I do this, I allow the toppings like salsa to serve as a salad dressing. If you’re not ready to eat, be sure to keep toppings like salsa separate. You can also keep the meat separate so that you can reheat it when needed.
More Taco Tuesday Recipes:
If you’re following the keto way of eating or wanting to cut carbs, you’ll find a ton of Mexican-inspired recipes across the site. Some you might be interested in are:
Easy Taco Bowl Recipe
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- Heat a medium-sized skillet to medium-high heat. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil into the pan.
- Add the onions to the pan and sautee them until they are translucent
- Add the ground beef to the pan and brown it
- Add the can of diced tomatoes and the packet of Taco Seasoning. Continue to cook until the tomatoes, seasonings, and meat are warm and incorporated.
- Heat a griddle pan or skillet to medium-high heat
- Drizzle the remaining tbsp of Olive Oil into the pan
- Open the eggs over the pan one at a time. Be gentle so as not to break the yolks.
- Cook the eggs until the yolk is warm to the touch (~5 minutes)
Build a Bowl
- Divide the homemade taco meat between bowls. Top them with a fried egg.
- Add more fresh flavor to the dish by adding some of the optional toppings to the bowl
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!