Barbacoa Beef Bowls

These easy Barbacoa Beef Bowls are a perfect way to use up leftovers and avoid the restaurant lines by making this fresh and tasty meal at home!

Barbacoa Beef Bowls - no big deal, only the best thing you'll ever eat. This is a great leftover barbacoa recipe.

One thing you should know about me is that when I saw I’m going to do something, I do it.

Most of the time.

For example, when I posted my recipe for Crockpot Barbacoa Beef, I said that I would share my recipe for Barbacoa Beef Bowls with you in just a few days.

Well, here we are, a few days later, and here is my awesome Beef Barbacoa Bowl recipe! 

How to serve barbacoa you ask? In these delicious Barbacoa Beef Bowls - no big deal, only the best thing you'll ever eat.

If you are wondering, What to serve with barbacoa beef? Serve it over rice with whatever fresh veggies you like.  You can’t go wrong with corn, black beans, green onions, tomatoes, avocados and some cilantro!

Save some time with this great 3-in-1 Avocado peeler, slicer and pitter tool.

Barbacoa Beef Bowls - no big deal, only the best thing you'll ever eat. A delicious Mexican beef bowl!

You can even skip the rice and serve it over your favorite salad greens to make a delicious beef barbacoa salad!

Aren’t these Barbacoa Beef Bowls just a thing of beauty? I don’t know why, but I love when my food is like a rainbow of colors and awesomeness. Wow, that might be the best simile I’ve ever written.

What to serve with beef barbacoa? Learn from this Barbacoa Beef Bowl recipe - no big deal, only the best thing you'll ever eat.

I COULD have just haphazardly tossed all of these ingredients together into a bowl and went to town on it, but it is much more fun to carefully arrange each element in a perfect circle of joy and contentment.

Then you get to use your fork to destroy all of the perfection, mash it all up together, and shovel it into your mouth.

Barbacoa Beef Bowls - no big deal, only the best thing you'll ever eat. A delicious Mexican meat bowl!

Oh, HECK yes.

Here’s the Recipe!

Barbacoa Beef Bowls

Barbacoa Beef Bowls

These easy Barbacoa Beef Bowls are a perfect way to use up leftovers and avoid the restaurant lines by making this fresh and tasty meal at home!

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked white rice, warmed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cups Barbacoa Beef, warmed
  • 2 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce) can low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 large avocado, pitted and diced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the warm rice and fresh lime juice. Divide evenly among four serving bowls.
  2. Into each bowl, place 1/2 cup beef, 1/2 cup tomatoes, 1/4 of the beans, 1/4 cup corn, 1/8 cup green onion, and 1/4 of the avocado.
  3. Garnish each bowl with a tablespoon of chopped cilantro leaves.

Nutrition

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 579|Total Fat: 13g|Saturated Fat: 3g|Trans Fat: 0g|Unsaturated Fat: 9g|Cholesterol: 53mg|Sodium: 134mg|Carbohydrates: 88g|Fiber: 14g|Sugar: 12g|Protein: 32g|

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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October 10, 2014 | Last Updated on August 16, 2021 by Linda

12 thoughts on “Barbacoa Beef Bowls”

  1. These beef bowls look super delicious, nutritious and packed full of yummy flavour. Definitely a great recipe I will be making for dinner tonight.. thanks for sharing it!

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  2. Of course kick-butt is an adjective, as is bat-poop i.e. “I met this woman today who was completely bat-poop crazy” (sticking to your no swearing policy). Thanks for the recipes & your blog.

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  3. We loved these! Super loved them!

    Funny you say that about the expletives…I haven’t read a lot but if you follow Thug Kitchen on Facebook it’s hilarious but also about 99% expletives! Kinda funny/raw really.

    Also, I like to pretend I would hang glide just to be cool…and just because I will probably never have the opportunity…and if I did, I’d probably do the same as you!

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    • Ha! I love Thug Kitchen… I really want their cookbook which was just released! And, yes, I totally thought I was going to have no problem hang gliding…. until we got there!

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  4. This sounds so perfect right now. But a bowl of barbacoa and cilantro pretty much always sounds perfect. PS I totally hear you on the long hair thing. It’s hard, okay people? 🙂

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