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7 Layer Taco Bowls

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how to make a taco bowl

We have tacos and quesadillas around here quite often.  They are so easy to throw together and I always keep the ingredients on hand.  Here is a great Recipe to help spice up Taco Night.

7-Layer Taco Bowls
(This recipe is really just a little bit of this and a little bit of that, depending on if you are making tacos for 2 or for 8, so use as much or as little as you need.)


  • Tortillas (Fajita or burrito size, depending on how big you want your bowl.)
  • Olive Oil
  • Pre-cooked rice
  • Salsa
  • Cumin
  • Garlic powder
  • Re-fried beans
  • Cooked shredded chicken (you could use leftover ground beef, turkey or pork, flavoring it with taco seasoning is optional)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Chopped lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced olives (I bought chopped, but sliced would be better)
  • Sour cream (Optional)
  • Guacamole (Optional

1.  Warm your tortillas in the microwave for about 20 seconds.  When they are warmed, the tortillas are less likely to split.

2.  Lightly coat the back side of each tortilla with oil and fold it to fit into the bottom of a muffin tin, as shown (for the mini-size.)

how to bake a taco bowl

To make a larger taco bowl, use an appropriate sized oven safe bowl.  I used my small pampered chef batter bowl and stuck a ball of foil at the bottom to keep the tortilla propped up.

3.  Bake at 425 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes.  You want the shell to be crispy and lightly toasted.

4.  While your shells are cooking,  mix about 1/3 cup of salsa 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and about 1/3 tsp of cumin and garlic powder into the rice.  These measurements are +/- depending on the amount of rice and how you like your flavors.  Heat the rice in the microwave until the cheese has melted and give it a good stir.

5.  When the shells are out of the oven, layer your ingredients in this order, 1 to 2 tablespoons of each:
Refried beans
Chicken or ground beef
Sour Cream
Guacamole (optional)
Olives (optional


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  1. What a great idea!! I followed over from Creative Blogger's Party Hop. I am adding this to my meal plan next week!! Just a quick question…Can I use corn tortillas the same way you have with the flour ones?? Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!

  2. Mique (as in Mickey) says:

    This looks awesome- we love tacos at our house too! Thanks for linking this up to my Pity Party. I'll be featuring it on my post tomorrow! xo

  3. Kara at Petals to Picots says:

    These look soooo yummy! Thanks for sharing at my party!!

  4. I was looking for a twist on tacos for dinner tonight 🙂 Thanks!!

  5. Those look great! What a great idea!!

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Your Taco Bowls are just awesome, what a great idea and a great recipe. This would be a very good addition to a Super Bowl Party. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. vintagemarigold says:

    These look yummy and easy!

  8. Clairejustine says:

    These look yummy 🙂

  9. Mindie Hilton says:

    These look amazing, yum.