Tacos in a Bowl Recipe
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Tacos in a Bowl Recipe

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“This easy skillet dish offers a tasty use for leftover taco meat,” Sue Schoening notes from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Garnish it with sour cream and salsa for added Southwestern flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) ramen noodles
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup crushed tortilla chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 435 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 922mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Add ramen noodles (discard seasoning packet or save for another use). Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  2. Spoon into serving bowls; sprinkle with cheese and tortilla chips if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tacos in a Bowl in Cooking for 2 Spring 2006, p27

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lepleyracing User ID: 1497870 226061
Reviewed May. 8, 2015

"This was a quick and easy weeknight meal. I doubled the recipe for my family and used a whole can of tomatoes and a can of beef broth instead of the water for a bit more flavor. I also seasoned the ground beef with pepper and salt while browning."

Chefnicole User ID: 8064359 215381
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"Wow! 922 mg of Sodium."

lisaDV User ID: 1006744 63364
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"I've been making this for several years & it's a favorite for my husband & I. It's so easy & tasty! To add a little kick, I use diced tomatoes with chilies & use some of the drained liquid instead of water. My husband likes it better spicy. I like it a bit more mild!"

MystiLatte User ID: 6035493 65170
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"Great flavor combination"

Phyllis Kesler User ID: 1378574 59472
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"This is so quick & easy and taste great. Good one to make with kids and also easy for single guys who are not that into cooking."

chirey User ID: 1371783 153074
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"very good! this tastes similar to a taco stuffed shells recipe with a lot less work! Very quick and easy."

mariposa767 User ID: 1061551 68351
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2009

"This recipe is soooo easy to make. My husband and I love it and enjoy it at least a couple times a month."

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