taco bowl

Making one bowl with meat, veggies, grains and more has been popular lately, and very customizable for lunch or dinner options. Since there is always veggies and meat in my house I decided to find a recipe that used them. This bowl is great for dinner or even meal prepping for a few days. I didn't add rice to the dish, but it was still very filling with the potatoes and chicken. If you have a lot of random veggies that you want to use up, just make this bowl or any bowl. This was very quick to make and easy to play around with if I didn't have an ingredient.

What you need:

 

  • 2 tbsp chili powder*

  • 1 tbsp paprika

  • 1 tbsp cumin

  • 2 tsp kosher salt

  • 1 tbsp dried oregano

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

  • 1 lbs (454 grams) sweet potatoes, peeled and copped into 1-2" cubes (approx.)

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 lbs (454 grams) extra lean ground beef** 

  • 1 x 14 oz (330 ml) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 cup corn, either from can or 2 ears of corn (shucked and kernels removed from ear)

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved OR 2 large tomatoes chopped

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • Optional additional garnishes, sour cream, jalapeños, sliced green onion, chopped cilantro leaves, lime slices, crumbles feta, etc.

 

*If you don't like too much spice you can always half the measurements

I sprinkled half over the sweet potatoes and mixed the other half with breadcrumbs for the chicken

**I used chicken 

 

What to do:

 

1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

 

2. In a small bowl mix together chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt, oregano, garlic power, onion powder, and cayenne pepper (if using).

 

3. Toss sweet potatoes pieces with vegetable oil and half the seasoning mixture from the small bowl, about 2 tablespoons. Bake for 15-20 minutes until tender and cooked through.

 

4. Meanwhile, cook beef (or chicken in my case) over medium-high heat for about 5-7 minutes until cooked through. If necessary, drain any large quantities of fat from skillet, leaving about 1 tablespoon. Add beans and remaining seasoning mixture from the small bowl. Toss to fully coat beans and beef with seasoning. Continue to cook until beans are heated through.

 

5. To serve either place all ingredients in separate dishes for family style serving, or make individual bowls before serving table.

 

6. Serve with any desired optional garnishes. (avocado duh)

 

 

 

 

Recipe from: My Kitchen Love

http://www.mykitchenlove.com/sweet-potato-taco-bowl/

 

 

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