Taco Rice Bowls

taco rice bowls

Raise your hand if you love going to Chipotle for a Rice Bowl!

Yay, meeeeee toooooo!!!!

But, I’d generally rather know exactly what I’m eating…so I came up with this homemade Taco Rice Bowl, instead.

Honestly, although I do admit I’m biased…I much prefer this recipe over Chipotle’s bowls.

Mmmmmm…..hmmmm……

Give it a try, and let me know how you like it! What toppings do you prefer? Sound off in the comments below, okay?

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Taco Rice Bowls

Makes 4 bowls

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups rice (dry), prepared according to package directions
1 lb ground beef
3/4 cup water
2 tsp chili powder
1½ tsp cumin
1 tsp onion granules
3 ¼ tsp garlic granules
½ tsp sea salt

Toppings of your choice, such as:
Chopped tomatoes
Diced green onions
Sour cream
Salsa
Guacamole
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Fresh lime, squeezed on top of the rice bowl
 

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Prepare the rice in a medium saucepan according to your package’s instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet or saucepan, brown the meat over medium-high heat.
  3. Drain any excess grease from the meat.
  4. Add the water to the meat.
  5. Stir the seasonings into the meat until dissolved. Simmer uncovered over low heat for about 10 minutes, until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Serve with toppings of your choice: guacamole, salsa, refried beans, sour cream, cilantro, diced tomato, green onions, corn chips, etc.

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Homemade BBQ Sauce

bbq sauce

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INGREDIENTS:

1 cup water (or whiskey if you prefer)
1 cup homemade ketchup (or a clean store-bought variety like Annie’s Naturals brand)
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped onion or 2 TBSP dried onion flakes
1-2 TBSP hot sauce (optional) – look for a brand that contains only “peppers, vinegar, & salt”

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes, until thickened. Makes 1 1/2 – 2 cups. If you enjoy this recipe, be sure to check out our RECIPES PAGE, too, for more natural deliciousness!

Grilled Corn on the Cob

grilled corn on cob

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This side dish is SO super simple and yummy!

Just preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat.

Meanwhile, remove the husk completely from each ear of corn. Scrub under a faucet if necessary to remove all of the little “hairs.”

Grill the corn for about 20 minutes, flipping each ear about 4 times so that every side gets roasted. Serve with butter! MMMmmmmmm!!!!!

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Homemade Ketchup Recipe

ketchup with title

Want to avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup and other additives that are in many store-bought ketchup brands?

Here’s a simple recipe for making your own ketchup from scratch…

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Tbsp raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp honey (preferably raw)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon powdered cloves (or a “pinch,” to taste – – better to start low and add more if needed!)
  • 1 can tomato paste

*Check out our Grocery Shopping Guide for our tips on selecting the most additive-free versions of these ingredients.

DIRECTIONS:

Whisk together vinegar, water and honey.

Add seasonings and mix well.

Whisk in tomato paste and combine well.

Transfer to air-tight jar or container and refrigerate. Keeps about 1 month in the fridge.

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