'Fiesta Bowls,' as I have named them, are a very popular dish in my house; super kid-friendly! They are delicious, and easy to customize. You DON'T need to be a chef to make them! Did I mention how EASY these are to make?
You can customize this 100% according to (A) what's already in your kitchen, and (B) your taste/dietary needs. (To see my specific dietary needs, scroll toward the end of this post.)
1 - 2lbs. Fresh or Defrosted Ground Beef. (1lb. would feed approx 2-3 people, and 2lbs. would feed 4-6 people, if you're hearty eaters, get 2lbs!)
2-3 Ripe Avocados (Or guac. when avos. are out of season. I like Wholly Guacamole from Costco.)
1 Jar Salsa
Leafy Greens (Any lettuce will do, iceberg works best, but I used spinach here.)
1-2 Large Ripe Peaches (Nectarines work great too.)
1 Bag Tortilla Chips
Slicked Black Olives (1 Can)
Black Beans (1 Box or Can)
Whatever else you can think of!
Enough large bowls to offer 1 for each dinner guest... truly this meal is way more fun to eat from a bowl than a plate! (Plates work just fine FYI.)
Cook/brown beef thoroughly, use taco seasoning to taste. (I use quite a bit of seasoning... Just shake it all over the meat... yum!) Stir frequently. Prep other garnishes/toppings while your meat cooks.
Chop, dice and strain each of your topping ingredients while the meat is browning.
Once meat is fully cooked, literally put a serving of meat in each bowl.
Put enough toppings of each of your ingredients in each bowl too! So easy, right?! Some lettuce, salsa, several slices or pieces of the peach to give it that sweetness, and whatever else you have. The peaches or nectarines are key! If you don't have fresh ones at the market, you can substitute jarred peaches, as long as they are strained.
One of my favorite things to do is have my son, Ethan, assist with the assembly of these. You'll enjoy watching your little ones' sneak bites in, while learning the great habits of cooking food at home. Shop Ethan's ezpz placemat HERE (affiliate). I love it!
For anyone struggling with mystery illness, autoimmune or severe conditions of the body, I have autoimmune-related Hunner's Ulcers, a severe subtype of Interstitial Cystitis. FYI I am able to totally modify the ingredients in my fiesta bowl to fit all of my needs (example: in the included video, I didn't use tortilla chips in my bowl), and for me, this doesn't cause a flare up. Every person with IC is DIFFERENT, but I want to encourage you that you can make this your own! THRIVE! (My personal diet, which is different from my husband and son's, is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, fish free, soy free, corn free, minimal refined sugars, no carbonated beverages, no coffee, and several other things, due to my IC. If I can eat this dinner, most people probably can!)
Thank you for reading; happy prepping and cooking! It is such a gift to feed our families, and we are fortunate mamas here (and dads if you're a dad reading this)... heck, even if you're not a parent... we are each fortunate in our own ways!