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Tex Mex Fajita Bowls Recipe: Low Carb Adaptation Available!

These Tex Mex Fajita Bowls are a delicious recipe that can be customized with either rice or chips and easily done with homemade seasonings and pico de gallo. Look below to get a full Tex-Mex Fajita Bowls Recipe that you can be proud of, including a low carb adaptation and a full printable version for convenience (near bottom). 

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Looking for a quick and tasty dinner that only takes 10 minutes to make? I wanted to share our dinner recipe from this evening, a his and her version of a Tex-Mex Rice Bowl. There are two versions of this recipe and as this is a Mexican dish, feel free to add and take away items you know you love.

Taking the time to use the homemade taco seasonings and fresh pico also make this recipe over the top. If you are fiesta Menu planning, make sure you also try this easy Mexican casserole!

Tex Mex Fajita Bowls

This is the original Tex-Mex Rice Bowl ingredient list and recipe from Cooking Light that inspired this meal:

However I always adapt my recipes, so here is what I used to make my tex-mex fajita bowls

  • 1 pouch of 10 minute brown rice
  • 1 pound of ground sirloin
  • 2 tblsp of homemade Taco Seasoning (see below for recipe)
  • 1 can of rinsed/drained organic black beans
  • 1 can of drained whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup homemade pico de gallo (see recipe below)

The difference in the two is that I prefer to make the rice so its fresh rather than premade in a pouch. I also used personal taco sauce and pico de gallo, rather than pre bought. These changes most likely enhanced the meals flavor, but if you are short on time, the first recipe will do in a pinch.

Fresh Pico De Gallo Recipe

  • tomato chopped up ( I like the slicing variety, but you can use any variety you love)
  • 1/2 half small white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (I do this to taste)
  • salt  ( I do not suggest leaving salt out)

Instructions: Mix and put in fridge for an hour. Voila!

Home Made Fajitas Seasoning Recipe 

  • 2 teaspoons onion
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic ( I use fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Some people use red pepper, but I find that red pepper is often too spicy, so I do not

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Tex-Mex Fajita Bowls Instructions:

If you are using a rice pack, put rice on to boil for 20 minutes. Once rice is done boiling, drain from pouch.

If you are making rice with a rice cooker, pre-cook that prior to starting.

Meanwhile, cook up your ground sirloin and add the taco seasoning recipe above to meat, stirring in a splash of water if needed.

Once meat is fully cooked, add warmed beans and corn.

You can either plate the rice and add the meat mixture on top for a rice bowl or add chips if you prefer.

 Top with Fresh Pico De Gallo.

I call the “plate the rice, no chips” version Her Tex Mex Bowl:

 

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I call the “add the rice into the meat and drape on chips” His Tex Mex Bowl:

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Tex-Mex Rice Bowl | Fajita Bowl | Tex Mex Recipe Bowl | Stacked Rice Bowls
Tex Mex Rice Bowl
Tex Mex Fajita Rice Bowls and 2 delicious adaptations
What You Need
  • 1 8.8 oz precooked brown rice pack
  • 8 oz ground sirloin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tbls Ortega Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 can organic black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 1 jalapeno pepper/minced
  • 4 tsp fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. If you are using a rice pack, put rice on to boil for 20 minutes. Once rice is done boiling, drain from pouch.
  2. If you are making rice with a rice cooker, pre-cook that prior to starting.
  3. Meanwhile, cook up your ground sirloin and add the taco seasoning recipe above to meat, stirring in a splash of water if needed.
  4. Once meat is fully cooked, add warmed beans and corn.
  5. You can either plate the rice and add the meat mixture on top for a rice bowl or add chips if you prefer.
  6. Top with Fresh Pico De Gallo.

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8 thoughts on “Tex Mex Fajita Bowls Recipe: Low Carb Adaptation Available!”

  1. I am LOVING Mexican and ANYTHING spicy right now! Since I’ve been pregnant with #3, I can’t get enough spicy things. It’s crazy! I just made some pico yesterday and added 3 jalapenos to it! I’m definitely trying this recipe!

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