I’m a huge fan of keeping meals simple when I can. And tacos are a weekly given in my household, but sometimes I can simply do without all the carbs, or mess. These stupid-easy turkey taco bowls are a one-hit-wonder – perfect for parties, game day comfort food, a way to lay back on the carbs or a quick and easy meal night for the whole family.
And lately, instead of beef, we’ve been on the ground turkey kick. It’s leaner, healthier and tastes nearly the same as beef – win, win! Best part about the bowls – absolute ZERO limitations on toppings. Right, because you can only fit so much on a taco – sky’s the limit with taco bowls. Check out the recipe video just to see how easy and delicious it is.
turkey taco bowls
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 2 cups rice (kind of your choice)
- 2 tbsp butter (unsalted)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp of each:
- Garlic Powder
- Chili Powder
- 1 tsp of each:
- Salt & Pepper
- Ingredients For Garnishings:
- Chopped Iceberg lettuce
- Chopped Tomatoes (or Rotel)
- 1 Cup Cheddar cheese
- Fresh Cilantro
- Start by bringing a pot of 2 cups of water to a boil and add your rice. Allow to simmer until thoroughly cooked through while you prep your meat.
- Using a skillet, or cast iron pan, heat on medium/high, then add in olive oil to the pan. You will be creating the seasoned sauce before adding the meat, so begin by adding all season ingredients to the olive oil.
- Add in the butter and stir in completely.
- Drop in your ground turkey and cook about 75% of the way, then add in diced yellow onion and turn down the heat to medium. Saute until translucent, then add 1 cup of warm water to the pan. Allow it to come to a simmer for 5 minutes.
- Once rice is Al Dante, add to the skillet and mix thoroughly.
- Spoon out rice and turkey mixture into bowl and garnish as desired.