Taco Wannabe Mexican Breakfast Bowl
I remember a time when I used to eat lots of Mexican food: Enchiladas, Tortillas, Tacos…
The kids used to absolutely love it, ESPECIALLY the Tacos.
My ex, however, well… not so much. He used to say that Tacos were the absolute messiest thing to eat and as a result, he was pretty much disgusted with them.
We ended up fighting practically every single time I made them.
As a mother, I was torn. I knew that making tacos would make my kids so happy, but I also knew that it would make the boyfriend super grumpy.
I eventually came up with several different ways to offer the family some great dishes that still contained all the flavors of a taco but that didn’t include the actual shell that would invariably fall apart and cause all the stuffing to spill all over the place and make such a “huge mess” in the process.
And I tried to keep them healthy, too!
Kind of like this dish here (although it might not have been quite AS nutritious back then…)
I now choose to ditch the taco shells, but for entirely different reasons!
Had I known then what I know now, the crispy, crunchy, and highly brittle shells might never even have raised a single argument in this household!
This breakfast bowl here has all the flavor of a good ole Mexican Taco in the shell, but non of the downsides.
Plus, it’s chock full of highly nutritious ingredients: ground beef, eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers, olives, avocado…
Can you think of a better way to start your day?
Oh, and if Mexican first thing in the morning isn’t your thing, feel free to save this one for lunch or dinner!
Whatever time of day you decide to enjoy this, I’m sure that you, and the rest of the family, will absolutely love it!
Taco Wannabe Mexican Breakfast Bowl
- 150 g leftover cooked grass-fed ground beef*
- ½ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp ground chipotle or chili pepper
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- 1 ripe tomato, diced
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, mashed with a fork
- ¼ yellow bell pepper, diced
- 10-12 black olives, pitted and cut in half
- ½ ripe avocado, diced
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- Pinch salt
- Pinch pepper
- 1 tbsp Paleo Mayo
- Generous pinch of cumin
- The juice of ½ lime
- Fresh coriander leaves, to garnish
- Dice the avocado and put it to marinate in 1 tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of white wine vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- While that’s happening, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cooked ground beef, half the tomato, the cumin, ground chipotle and onion powder. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomato starts to get a little bit mushy, about 1 minute.
- Transfer the meat mixture to a shallow bowl and arrange it around the perimeter of the bowl. Layer the rest of the ingredients, starting with the hard boiled eggs, followed by the bell peppers and the rest of the tomatoes. Finally, top with the black olives and marinated avocado.
- Mix a generous pinch of cumin with about one tablespoon of homemade mayo and pour that over the top. Sprinkle the juice of half a lime and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
- Dig right in, and enjoy!
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If you happen to have a great spicy salsa on hand, feel free to scoop some of it right on top of all this…
Look at all the good stuff that’s hiding in there!
Can’t go wrong with Mexican flavors, can you?
27 Comments on “Taco Wannabe Mexican Breakfast Bowl”
Look at that avocado, and those olives, and that ground beef, and…….Ok, I want some!
I know, right? All that’s missing is a generous dollop of sour cream, but I’m slowly getting over that… 😉
I am putting this on my menu next week for breakfast. The pictures are mouth watering. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Sarah! Hope you like! 🙂
Sonia, I saw this recipe and was inspired but let me tell you what I did instead! Remember the bacon wrapped chicken breasts I wrote to you about last weekend and how delicious they turned out? Well I had about 2 cups of the stuffing left over and some ground bison. I browned the bison with some shallots, added 3/4 cup of diced garlic roasted tomatoes, 1/2 cup of black olives, and the stuffing that was left over. It simmered a good 20 minutes and was a big hit. It’s an excellent combination and something I’ll be doing again for sure!
YUM! I would go for a bowl of that right about now! 🙂
This looks amazing! I’m on day 22 of the Whole 30 program. I can’t wait to make this:) Thank you!
Awesome! How are you liking it so far, Marge? Today is my final day, but I get the feeling I’ll be stretching it a few more days… it’s hard to stop once you get going!
Congratulations for making it all the way!
I’m loving it! I’ve got more energy and feel more focused at work. I think I will continue to follow the Whole 30 way of eating most of the time, but we did build a pizza oven, and I have a serious love for ice cream…
I try to eat Whole30 compliant most of the time, but a little SWYPO here and there is necessary to maintain my sanity!
I’m sure that this pizza would work wonderfully well in a pizza oven, Marge…
As for the ice cream thing, there are MANY great paleo friendly recipes on the net. And I happen to have one coming soon, too! Can you say Fried Coconut Ice Cream? Oh yeah! Keep an eye out for that! 😉
I want to know, where did you get those white ruffled bowls that look like the taco shells? That makes these so much more appealing!
Oof. I wish I remembered, Jennifer… I got these quite a while ago. I think it was at HomeSense, but I’m not sure. I buy way too many kitchen props, I sort of lose track! 😉
Bummer, but thanks for your reply. I will have to be on the lookout for something similar.
Looks delish and I love the bowls! Where did u find them?
Read my answer to the comment right above yours, Heather… looks like the bowls are well liked! 🙂
oh! I’m sorry.. I was on my smart phone and didn’t read all the comments. Tx u!
Hey no worries, Heather. I just figured I would direct you to the answer instead of typing it all over again… call me lazy! 😉
Would ground turkey work as well? This looks so good! I would actually have this for lunch 🙂
I would work perfectly fine, Kristie. Enjoy your lunch! 😀
Hi just wondering why the carbohydrates are so high in nutritional panel?
What do you mean so high, there’s only 21 grams?
Is that per serve the 21grams or for the entire dish and if so how many does it serve? Sorry just I am doing LCHF so interested. The receipe looks delicious
All the information you’re looking for is right there in the recipe box, Trish, although perhaps I should word it differently to make it clearer…
The entire recipe serves 1 and the Nutrition Facts are based on 1 serving (or full recipe).
Why is there 136%, 407g of cholesterol per serving? I realize there is ground beef, but that seems very high, no?
Not sure, to be honest… The nutritional information is calculated by a plugin, and while I make an effort to validate all the ingredients individually for accuracy, mistakes are still likely to happen. Real sorry about that!
What kind of prat whines about the mess tacos make? It’s understood he’s your ex.
Hahaha! Yep… Exactly!