Meal Prep- Fiesta Bowl
I mean really though, who doesn’t love a taco bowl? A little meat, and little rice, some fajita veggies, add spice. I call mine a fiesta bowl because it tastes like a par-tay in my mouth.
Okaay, maybe that's an exaggeration.
Coming at ya with another super simple meal-prep recipe!
Fiesta Bowl Meal Prep
Makes 4 servings
1lb 96% lean ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
2 12oz bags frozen HT 3 Pepper and Onion Blend
1 1/4 cup (uncooked) white rice
1 bag of shredded lettuce
8 tablespoons of your favorite salsa
**I LOVE Jack's Special Salsa- try it!
Measure out 1 1/4 cup of rice (uncooked)- should be approximately 225g
Use rice cooker or cook rice on stovetop following the "towel method" https://www.cooksmarts.com/articles/how-to-cook-perfect-rice-on-the-stove/ Set rice aside
Cook ground beef in medium sized pan according to taco seasoning packet instructions (typically you brown beef, drain fat, then add seasoning + water, and simmer for several minutes) Remove beef from pan and set aside.
Using same pan as used for beef, add frozen fajita vegetables and a few tablespoons of water. I find that the little bit of leftover fat from beef helps the vegetables not stick to the pan., plus you get a little taco seasoning flavor in there. Cook vegetables to your preference- I aim for soft, not mushy.
Portion rice, beef, and fajita vegetables into 4 tupperware containers, refrigerate.
I wait until serving to add lettuce, salsa, and optional toppings- helps to avoid the dreaded sog!
Nutrition Facts (1/4 of recipe not including optional toppings): 418 kcal, 30g protein, 58g carbs, 3g fiber, 7g sugar, 5g fat, & 60mg cholesterol
1lb 96% lean ground beef: $6.62
1 packet taco seasoning: $.99
Pepper and Onion Blend (2 bags) $3.38
1 1/4 cup white rice: $.30
Shredded lettuce $1.99
8 tbsp salsa $1.07 (I splurged on Jack's, but you could easily spend less)
Total Price for Recipe: $14.35
Price per Serving: $3.59