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Tacos in a Bowl

This easy skillet dish tastes just like tacos! Garnish it with sour cream and salsa for southwestern flavor and a sprinkle of crushed tortilla chips. —Sue Schoening, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • 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
  • Crushed tortilla chips, optional


  • 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 until noodles are tender, 3-5 minutes.
  • Spoon into serving bowls; sprinkle with cheese and, if desired, tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 480 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 1279mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Feb 18, 2021

    This is good. The recipe was doubled and there is very little left. The juice from one can (14.5 ounces) of diced tomatoes equals roughly 1/2 cup. I just put the entire contents of the can along with 1/2 cup of water to replace the 1 cup of water in the recipe.

  • Rosanna
    Mar 21, 2020

    We used the spices in homemade taco seasoning (cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika, red pepper flakes black pepper), adjust to your taste. We also used 1/2 jar of medium salsa. The red pepper flakes give it a kick! Yummy!

  • Peapod0114
    Oct 29, 2019

    My family loves tacos! These were perfect for a weeknight dinner and the best part is if you don't have taco shells it doesn't matter. Crushed up chips for me our a must on this dish. Great Recipe.

  • AndiMurphy
    Jun 6, 2019

    My picky family loved this! I doubled the recipe to feed everyone. Next time I think I'm going to add some corn.

  • lepleyracing
    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
    Dec 19, 2014

    Wow! 922 mg of Sodium.

  • lisaDV
    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
    Jan 16, 2014

    Great flavor combination

  • Phyllis Kesler
    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
    Sep 6, 2010

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