Taco Tuesday has been around for years. Then the Lego Movie made the catchphrase popular with kids. Now my boys think we have to eat tacos every Tuesday. I like tacos, but the same old ground beef in a tortilla shell can get a little boring.
I changed things up this week, by making taco bowls. They were a big hit, so I guess change is good sometimes. I added in a package of Birds Eye® Steamfresh® Southwest Protein blend, and I really think that’s what put the taco bowls over the top.
The blend includes a mix of black beans, corn, peppers and whole grain brown rice along with other flavors and a spicy sauce. It made the taco bowls taste like something you might order from your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant.
Microwave the Birds Eye® Steamfresh® Southwest Protein blend according to the directions on the package.
I served this warm, but it’s good after it’s been chilled in the fridge too.
Taco Bowl Recipe
1 lb. ground beef
1 package of taco seasoning
Iceberg lettuce head
1 large tomato (optional)
Nacho cheese flavored chips
2 cups shredded cheddar/taco/Mexican blend cheese
1 package of Birds Eye Steamfresh Protein Blends Southwest Style
Brown the ground beef, and add the taco seasoning according the directions on the package.
Cook the Birds Eye Steamfresh Protein Blend in the microwave according to the directions on the package.
While the ground beef and protein blend cooks, chop up 1/2 to 2/3 of the head of lettuce. Crush half the bag of nacho cheese flavored chips into bite size pieces. Mix together in a large bowl. Add the shredded cheese. Stir in the ground beef mixture and the protein blend. Serve immediately in individual bowls. Top with fresh chopped tomatoes if desired.
This is a fast, easy meal to put together, and the leftovers are pretty good the next day too.
I love the Birds Eye Steamfresh line, because it makes it so simple to add big flavor to any meal. The Protein Blends come in California, Asian and Italian as well. Think of all the things you could make with those! The also have a Steamfresh Flavor Full line that includes Ranch Broccoli and Buffalo Cauliflower. Maybe you can get your kids to eat their veggies after all.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Birds Eye® . The opinions and text are all mine.