Tex-Mex Grain Bowl

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 26, 2023
This Tex-Mex grain bowl is special because it is not only healthy but also delicious. Oatmeal is one of those dishes often eaten sweetened. People rarely think about using it in a savory dish—but they really should! —Athena Russell, Greenville, South Carolina
Tex-Mex Grain Bowl Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats or multigrain hot cereal
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed, drained and warmed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • Optional: Pitted ripe olives, sour cream and chopped cilantro


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and taco seasoning to a boil. Stir in oats; cook 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Divide oatmeal among 4 bowls. Top with beans, salsa, cheese, avocado, and optional toppings as desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 345 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 702mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 9g fiber), 12g protein.