Are you craving the bold and satisfying flavors of Taco Bell? Look no further than the Taco Bell Steak Power Bowl! Packed with all the goodness you love – rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, and a creamy topping of guacamole and sour cream – this protein-packed bowl is a delicious and energizing meal that you can easily prepare at home.
A Protein-Packed Mexican Delight
Among the mouthwatering options on the Taco Bell power menu, the steak power bowl takes the spotlight. This dish is a tantalizing combination of healthy meats, vibrant vegetables, and flavorful fillings that will leave you craving more. With creamy toppings, juicy steak, and a satisfying crunch, this bowl has it all.
Preparing this Taco Bell power bowl recipe is a breeze, taking less than 30 minutes, mostly for prep. You can make a generous amount, ensuring easy and delicious dinners and lunches for the entire week. It’s the perfect solution for those busy days when you want a hearty and nutritious meal without the fuss.
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Ingredient Notes & Substitutions
To create the perfect homemade Taco Bell protein bowl, start with a tangy and spicy Mexican red rice and black beans. If you prefer, you can use white or brown rice and red beans. Keep in mind that the taste may differ slightly from the restaurant version.
For the steak, feel free to use your favorite cut. You can even utilize leftover steak from a previous meal to add to the bowl’s flavor profile.
To assemble the Taco Bell bowls, gather lettuce, tomatoes, chives, avocados, and jalapeños. The dressing also calls for these ingredients. If you prefer a milder option, consider substituting a banana pepper for jalapeños. Feel free to add or remove vegetables to suit your taste.
For the final touch, add some pre-made guacamole or whip up your own in no time. And if you’re looking to cut down on calories, plain Greek yogurt makes a great substitute for sour cream. It offers a similar taste while being higher in protein and lower in fat.
If you want to replicate the authentic Taco Bell flavor, use a buttermilk powder. However, you can also substitute it with half a cup of regular buttermilk.
Tips for the Best Taco Bell Bowl Dressing
To achieve the ultra-creamy texture that makes Taco Bell dressing so irresistible, you’ll need a food processor. It’s the secret to perfectly blending and combining all the ingredients. If you don’t have a food processor, a high-speed blender can work as well.
When selecting avocados, choose ones with dark green skin. A quick squeeze test will help determine ripeness. The avocados should be firm with a slight give, not too hard or overly soft. Similarly, select firm jalapeños without any soft spots or wrinkled skin. And when it comes to chives (or green onions), vibrant and crisp ones will enhance the flavors of your dressing.
Cooking Steak Just Like a Taco Bell Power Bowl
To create steak that resembles the original Taco Bell bowl, cook it to a slightly well-done state. Start by frying the steak in some olive oil, then season it with salt and pepper. For an extra burst of flavor, try adding Tex Mex seasoning or your preferred steak seasoning.
The crucial part is allowing the meat to rest for at least 10 minutes after cooking without cutting into it. This resting period ensures the steak remains juicy and tender.
Storing and Reheating Leftover Taco Bell Bowls
If you’re prepping the Taco Bell bowls in advance, store the ingredients separately in containers. The meat will stay fresh for up to 3 days, while the vegetables and dressing will last up to 5 days.
To reheat the rice and beans, cover them with a damp paper towel and microwave in 30-second bursts until they soften. You can also reheat the steak in the microwave or warm it up in a skillet for 2-3 minutes until it’s heated through. Finally, reassemble each Taco Bell protein bowl following the order described in the recipe.
So, savor each bite and enjoy the mouthwatering flavors of the Taco Bell Steak Power Bowl. With love, from our kitchen to yours.
Other Taco Bell Copycat Recipes
Looking for more Taco Bell-inspired dishes? Check out these other fantastic copycat recipes:
- Crunchwrap Supreme
- Cheesy Gordita Crunch
- Doritos Locos Tacos
- Mexican Pizza
Try your hand at these recipes and transport yourself to the world of Taco Bell flavors.