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Sizzling Sautés™ Fajita Mushroom Brown Rice Taco Bowl

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We are so lucky the Mushroom Council developed this recipe so we could share it with you! These build-your-own taco bowls are ideal for a busy weeknight dinner. The beef and mushroom blend can cook all day in the slow cooker so that when you are ready to serve, you only need to prepare instant rice and sauté a few mushrooms. This recipe is also a good use of leftover cooked rice from a meal earlier in the week. Pile on your favorite toppings just before serving. We’ve listed several of our favorite ideas to get you started.

These taco bowls are ideal for a busy weeknight dinner. This dish can cook on the stovetop or all day in the slow cooker so that when you are ready to serve, you only need to prepare instant rice and sauté a few mushrooms. This taco bowl recipe is also a good use of leftover cooked rice from a meal earlier in the week. Pile on your favorite toppings just before serving.

Additionally, this recipe can be made fast and easy with our Sizzling Sautés™ Fajita Mushroom Kit, which uses Baby Bella Mushrooms to take this dish to the next level! Baby Bellas are known for their health benefits and amazing flavor and texture. Not only are these mushrooms high in vitamin D, they also bring a unique flavor element to the table: umami.

Umami is otherwise known as the “fifth” flavor of basic tastes — the other four being sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. Derived from the Japanese word umami, meaning “delicious,” umami (pronounced oo-MAH-mee) is described as a savory, brothy, rich or meaty taste sensation. It’s a complex and delicious flavor that has the ability to make any recipe shine!

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Sizzling Sautés Fajita Mushroom Brown Rice Taco Bowl


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6

Description

These taco bowls are ideal for a busy weeknight dinner. This dish can cook on the stovetop or all day in the slow cooker so that when you are ready to serve, you only need to prepare instant rice and sauté a few mushrooms.

Ingredients

  • 1 package 13.5 oz Monterey Mushrooms Sizzling Sautés™ Fajita Mushroom Kit* 
  • 1 pound 80% lean ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chili powder, plus 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked instant brown rice

Topping Ideas

  • Shredded cheese
  • Sliced black olives
  • Diced avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Sliced green onions
  • Salsa
  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro
  • Shredded cabbage or lettuce
  • Crumbled tortilla chips

*Sizzling Sautés Mushroom Kits are high in vitamin D. Monterey Mushrooms® "High Vitamin D" Mushrooms will provide you with 400 IU's of vitamin D per 3 oz serving, which is 50% of the Daily Value as recommended by the FDA.


Instructions

  1. Preheat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add about a tbsp of olive oil to the pan. Add ground beef, and onion and sprinkle in 1 tbsp of chili powder, 1 tsp of salt, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and smoked paprika. Stir in tomato sauce and water.
  2. Cook until beef is evenly browned and the liquid has evaporated. 
  3. Heat a tbsp of olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms to the saucepan. Cook for about 10 minutes, until slightly tender. Remove from heat.
  4. Add the Fajita sauce packet and stir until the mushrooms are evenly coated about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir the rice into the cooked beef. Spoon it into serving bowls. Top with the saucy Fajita mushrooms and add your other favorite toppings. Enjoy! 

Notes: 

This can be done in a slow cooker, too! To do so, replace steps 1 and 2 with the steps below: 

  1. Add ground beef to the bowl of a slow cooker (about 6 quarts in size). Add onion and sprinkle in 1 tbsp of chili powder, 1 tsp of salt, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and smoked paprika. Stir in tomato sauce and water.
  2. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, until the beef is no longer pink.
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Sizzling Sautés Fajita Mushroom Brown Rice Taco Bowl


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6

Description

These taco bowls are ideal for a busy weeknight dinner. This dish can cook on the stovetop or all day in the slow cooker so that when you are ready to serve, you only need to prepare instant rice and sauté a few mushrooms.

Ingredients

  • 1 package 13.5 oz Monterey Mushrooms Sizzling Sautés™ Fajita Mushroom Kit* 
  • 1 pound 80% lean ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chili powder, plus 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked instant brown rice

Topping Ideas

  • Shredded cheese
  • Sliced black olives
  • Diced avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Sliced green onions
  • Salsa
  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro
  • Shredded cabbage or lettuce
  • Crumbled tortilla chips

*Sizzling Sautés Mushroom Kits are high in vitamin D. Monterey Mushrooms® "High Vitamin D" Mushrooms will provide you with 400 IU's of vitamin D per 3 oz serving, which is 50% of the Daily Value as recommended by the FDA.


Instructions

  1. Preheat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add about a tbsp of olive oil to the pan. Add ground beef, and onion and sprinkle in 1 tbsp of chili powder, 1 tsp of salt, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and smoked paprika. Stir in tomato sauce and water.
  2. Cook until beef is evenly browned and the liquid has evaporated. 
  3. Heat a tbsp of olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms to the saucepan. Cook for about 10 minutes, until slightly tender. Remove from heat.
  4. Add the Fajita sauce packet and stir until the mushrooms are evenly coated about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir the rice into the cooked beef. Spoon it into serving bowls. Top with the saucy Fajita mushrooms and add your other favorite toppings. Enjoy! 

Notes: 

This can be done in a slow cooker, too! To do so, replace steps 1 and 2 with the steps below: 

  1. Add ground beef to the bowl of a slow cooker (about 6 quarts in size). Add onion and sprinkle in 1 tbsp of chili powder, 1 tsp of salt, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and smoked paprika. Stir in tomato sauce and water.
  2. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, until the beef is no longer pink.

Save Time and Satisfy Your Tastebuds With Sizzling Sautés

These are just a few of the tasty recipes featuring Monterey Mushrooms Sizzling Sautés. Our Sizzling Sautés recipes will ensure you are enjoying quality food in no time flat. Sizzling Sautés are versatile and work well as a stand-alone side dish, meat replacement, or meat complement. 

If you want to spend less time cooking and more time enjoying incredible meals, you can find more recipes and learn more about our Sizzling Sautés in our free cookbook. 

If you can’t find Monterey Mushrooms Sizzling Sautés in your favorite grocery store, visit our Where to Buy page to see what stores carry them near you. 

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