budget healthy: ground beef fajita bowls

I don’t know about you, but I am feeling the money crunch at the grocery store. We eat a good share of ground beef around here since it can be flavored and used hundreds of ways, it is affordable, and I can stretch it with some great sides like I had done here with the fajita bowls. I think I had my first sizzling Steak Fajitas back in the 80’s when TGIFridays made their debut in our town, and it was finally a restaurant my brother and I could agree on for our birthday celebration. After a pile of Potato Skins, which we loved, we devoured our fajitas, and then some obnoxious dessert presented to us by singing waiters.  Ground Beef Fajita Bowls is another Deconstructed Dinner that pleased my gang.

For your Fajita Bowls, may I suggest…
cooked rice of choice
sautéed red bell peppers and onions
ground beef fajita meat, recipe below
pico de gallo
shredded cheese
sour cream
chopped mango
cilantro leaves
jalapeños if desired for heat
lime wedges

ground beef fajita bowls
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: TexMex
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 6
A budget friendly meal that does not skimp on flavor.
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1½- 2 tsp garlic salt, to taste
  • 4 tsp ground cumin
  • Juice of one lime
  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, crumble and brown ground beef.
  2. Drain if necessary.
  3. Place back on heat and add seasonings starting with 1½ tsp garlic salt and adjusting if needed. Stir until seasonings are distributed.
  4. Just before serving, squeeze the juice of one lime over entire pan of meat.
Serve with:
Rice, pico de gallo, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese, cilantro, chopped mango, sautéed peppers and onions, and jalapeños.


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