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buddha bowl with taco shell bowl

Taco Buddha Bowl with Creamy Chipotle Sauce and Taco Shell Bowl

This taco buddha bowl is a fun easy meal you can make that will satisfy everyone in the house. Drizzle with a creamy chipotle sauce that you can make as spicy or as mild as you like.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 510 kcal


For the CRUNCH

  • 4 flour tortillas 10-inches
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or cooking oil spray

For the GREENS

  • 4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce


  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1/2 cup corn frozen or canned (drained)
  • 1 large avocado sliced


  • 1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 can black beans drained (optional)
  • 1 package low sodium taco seasoning mix
  • 3/4 cup water

For the SAUCE

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or crema
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce ONE single pepper, not the entire can
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Spray both sides of the tortilla with cooking spray. Snuggle the tortilla inside the bowl or mold, fluting the edges to make a "bowl" shape. Bake for 8 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool completely.
  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high skillet. Drain fat. Stir in the seasoning mix and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • For the sauce, combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until it has a smooth creamy consistency. Taste. adjust and add a little more adobo sauce or another pepper, if you would like it spicier.
  • To assemble this bowl, grab a taco shell bowl and add in a handful of lettuce. Next, add a couple scoops of veggies and taco meat then, drizzle with chipotle sauce and serve.


Sodium: 1282mgCalcium: 87mgVitamin C: 19mgVitamin A: 1722IUSugar: 8gFiber: 8gPotassium: 923mgCholesterol: 76mgCalories: 510kcalSaturated Fat: 7gFat: 29gProtein: 28gCarbohydrates: 37gIron: 5mg
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