Low-Carb Ground Beef Cauliflower Rice Taco Bowls (Video)
Low-Carb Ground Beef Cauliflower Rice Taco Bowls have all the taco flavors you love in an easy bowl meal, and we used frozen cauliflower rice to make this easy! Use Bowl Meals to find more recipes like this one.
Watch the video to see if you might like to make
Low-Carb Ground Beef Cauliflower Rice Taco Bowls!
Low-Carb Ground Beef Cauliflower Rice Taco Bowls are an easy work-night dinner I bet you’ll love. It even uses frozen cauliflower rice, so convenient! The idea for a Cauliflower Rice Taco Bowl recipe really started with a conversation on the Kalyn’s Kitchen Facebook page about how I was frustrated that I couldn’t get to Trader Joe’s in time to buy their fresh cauliflower rice.
When I complained that the cauliflower rice is always sold out when I’m at Trader Joe’s, more than one reader raved about how much they loved the frozen cauliflower rice sold there. I was definitely skeptical because I love my recipe for Easy Best Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Green Onion and couldn’t imagine frozen cauliflower rice would be that good.
But I bought a few bags of the frozen cauliflower rice the next time I went to Trader Joe’s and started dreaming up idea for using it. (This is the one I found at my Trader Joe’s, but I hear that Target and other stores have different brands.)
And these Ground Beef Cauliflower Rice Taco Bowls using frozen cauliflower rice were definitely a winner, and using the cauliflower rice made this meal much quicker to make. We used chopped poblano pepper added to the cauliflower rice for extra flavor, but I’ve since made the frozen cauliflower rice with just my standard green onion and garlic, and that was good as well.
Of course, if you can’t find frozen cauliflower rice, just make it with chopped cauliflower, or eat this tasty beef in lettuce wraps, over salad, or over Spicy Mexican Slaw for other options for a tasty low-carb meal. And a lot of the carbs in this meal are in the tomatoes, avocados, and green onions, so use less of those if you want a version with fewer carbs.
This recipe was featured in Ten Low-Carb Mexican Food Favorites You’ll Make Over and Over and if you like Mexican flavors you might find some other good dinner ideas there.
How to Make Low-Carb Ground Beef Cauliflower Rice Taco Bowls:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe, including nutritional information.)
- Heat a little olive oil and brown the ground beef, seasoning with salt and pepper as it cooks.
- Then add Spike Seasoning (affiliate link), Kalyn’s Taco Seasoning, salsa, water, and diced green chiles (affiliate link) and simmer until most of the liquid is cooked off.
- While the beef cooks, cut up olives, avocado, and tomatoes.
- Dice the Poblano chile and cook in a little olive oil, then add the frozen cauliflower rice and cook until rice is heated through and any liquid has evaporated. Stir in the sliced green onion. (We used two packages of cauliflower rice because 12 ounces didn’t seem like enough for four servings; leftover rice reheats well.)
- To serve, put some of the hot cauliflower rice mixture into a bowl and top with a generous scoop of the spicy meat.
- Top with cheese, tomatoes, avocados, and olives.
- Serve hot, with extra salsa and sour cream to add at the table if desired.
More Tasty Ideas with Cauliflower Rice:
Cauliflower Fried Rice ~ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowl ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Ground Beef Stroganoff Casserole with Cauliflower Rice ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Mexican Cauliflower Rice ~ Hungry Food Love
Easy Spicy Coconut Milk Shrimp (over Cauliflower Rice or Rice) ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
One Pot Curried Cauliflower Rice ~ BellyFull
Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
Be sure to check the label if you use purchased salsa for this recipe and pick one that's low in sugar. I used Pace Picante Sauce, medium, but mild salsa might be better if you're cooking for kids. If you can’t find frozen cauliflower, just use my recipe for Easy Best Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Green Onion and saute the chopped poblano chiles after you remove the garlic. Poblanos are often called Pasilla Peppers in U. S. stores. Many of the carbs in this recipe are in the avocados, tomatoes, and green onions, so use a smaller amount of those ingredients if you want a version with fewer carbs. Recipe created by Kalyn and Kara.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 494Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 11gUnsaturated Fat: 20.5gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 1011mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 9.4gSugar: 5.8gProtein: 30g
Be sure to check the label if you use purchased salsa for this recipe and pick one that's low in sugar. I used Pace Picante Sauce, medium, but mild salsa might be better if you're cooking for kids. If you can’t find frozen cauliflower, just use my recipe for Easy Best Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Green Onion and saute the chopped poblano chiles after you remove the garlic. Poblanos are often called Pasilla Peppers in U. S. stores.
Many of the carbs in this recipe are in the avocados, tomatoes, and green onions, so use a smaller amount of those ingredients if you want a version with fewer carbs.
Recipe created by Kalyn and Kara.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
These low-carb taco bowls would be suitable for most low-carb eating plans, or for the South Beach Diet. South Beach would prefer low-fat dairy but other plans would recommend full-fat, so take your choice on that. If you omit the cheese and sour cream and use an approved salsa, this recipe can also be Whole 30 or Paleo diet approved. To make this lower in carb, use less avocado and tomatoes.
Find More Recipes Like This One:
Use the Recipes by Diet Type photo index pages to find more recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You might also like to Follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.