Taco Bar

A taco bar is the perfect remote-friendly meal for back-to-school! It’s incredibly easy to prepare and can be made using whatever ingredients you have on hand. The whole family can sit down together and enjoy this delicious meal in a flash!




Health Benefit: This meal has tons of fiber from veggies and brown rice that will help keep us fuller for longer, as well as complete protein from ground beef that supports overall growth and functioning. Avocados are an excellent source of fat and vitamin E which is great for skin, hair, and nail health. Cheese supplies calcium for strong bones! 

  • Pan
  • Pot
  • Cutting board
  • Small serving bowls
  • Plates
  • 1 package taco shells
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can mild salsa
  • Brown rice
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced (optional)
  • 2-3 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • Lettuce
  • Shredded cheese (optional)

You can substitute any of the ingredients for some of your favorites, and/or add others as you see fit! This can also easily be made into a pasta bar using toppings of your choice! 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Boil water; Add uncooked brown rice and reduce to a simmer; Cook for about 45 minutes or until soft

Step 2

 Cut peppers and onions; Add to a pan and sauté until soft; Remove from pan and put aside 

Step 3

Cook ground beef in the same pan over the stove until cooked through completely

Step 4

Prepare remaining toppings; Add to small bowls individually to create stations for the taco bar

Step 5