Beef Taco Bowl

by Deliciously Organic on November 2, 2010

We all have our habits. This “taco bowl” is one of mine. I eat it several times a week for lunch and after a couple of years, I’ve never tired of it. I enjoy the simple and delicious combination of grass-fed beef sauteed with onions, garlic and cumin served over a bed of rice and topped with avocado, cilantro and tomato. I make the beef and rice at the beginning of the week and then reheat a small portion on the stove when needed.

This recipe makes a fabulous and quick taco meat. You can also toss together the meat, rice, cilantro and some cheddar cheese, roll it in a whole wheat tortilla and bake it for about 15 minutes for a basic burrito. On those nights when you want to go all-out for taco night, this is my family’s favorite recipe.


Beef Taco Bowl

Serving Size: Serves 4

Beef Taco Bowl


  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 1 pound ground beef (grass-fed and organic preferred)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon
  • sea salt
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice

  • Tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, sour cream, for garnish


Heat coconut oil over medium heat in a large saute pan. Add onion and saute for 5 minutes until soft and just beginning to brown. Add ground beef and cook about 8-10 minutes, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon until no large chunks remain. Make a well in the center of the pan and add the cumin, garlic and salt. Stir spices in the middle of the pan until fragrant, about 30 seconds, and then stir into the meat mixture.

Serve meat with rice and toppings of your choice.

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susan November 2, 2010 at 7:50 am

yum! beautiful shot, Carrie!


marla {family fresh cooking} November 2, 2010 at 9:18 am

Love the simplicity & perfection of the taco bowl! Great meal & easy to adapt for picky eaters. xo


Lady Kay November 3, 2010 at 1:33 pm

What a great, easy idea for lunches!
May I ask where you get organic grass-fed beef?


Deliciously Organic November 3, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I usually buy my grass-fed beef in bulk once or twice a year from a farm. If you go to eatwild.com you can find farms in your area that raised grass-fed organic cows. This option is much cheaper than buying from the health food store. If you live near a Trader Joes they also sell 100% grass-fed ground beef.


Emily L. November 5, 2010 at 4:16 pm

The link to the taco recipe only works if you sign up for a membership to Cook’s illustrated, just an FYI


Deliciously Organic November 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Thanks Emily. I didn’t realize!


Jill May 2, 2012 at 8:30 am

I love the taco meat recipe! Every time I use a package of taco seasoning, I cringe inside…knowing there’s things lurking in there that I don’t want. I love how simple and tasty this meat is. It’s like a comfort food paired with the rice. I enjoyed mine with some black refried beans stirred in.


Kalea F April 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I just made this for dinner. It is so delicious, especially with some hot sauce thrown on top!


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