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snack size burrito bowlsIn our house, we tend to rotate the same few recipes time and time again. We get creative and try something new occasionally, but for the most part, I pick from a handful of 5-10 recipes that are tried and true from my family. My favorite meals and snacks are easy, cheap, flavorful, work well for leftovers, and are kid friendly. I know that’s a tall order, but would you be surprised to hear that one of my very favorite dinners to make works perfectly to feed my family of four as well as being perfect at parties for the big game? 

eight layer burrito bowl

One of my favorite things to make is a burrito bowl. Traditionally if you get these at a restaurant, there is a hard shell taco in a bowl and you eat it like a salad. I like to improvise and use taco shells, tortilla chips, or whatever I have on hand. When we are having company over I like to use chips and make little individual bowls with eight layers of yum. 

eight layers dipThese are beyond easy to make. I tend to cut up lettuce, open cans, etc, all while the ground beef is browning in the pan. You can really use whatever you have on hand but this time I used eight layers. Seasoned ground beef, refried beans, shredded cheese, guacamole, sour cream, black olives, lettuce, and Pace® Picante Sauce

Snack Size Burrito Bowls
A delicious and easy game day snack!
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
  1. 1 can refried beans
  2. 1 lb. ground beef
  3. 1 packet taco seasoning
  4. Guacamole
  5. Sour Cream
  6. Black Olives
  7. Lettuce
  8. Pace Picante Medium Sauce
  9. Tortilla Chips
  1. Brown the meat on the stove while opening/draining black olives, heating up refried beans, and chopping lettuce into fine strips. When the meat is browned, add a taco seasoning packet and let simmer. Drain the extra juice. Build the burrito bowl into layers and serve in individual bowls for game day!
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pace picante saucepace picanteFor this recipe, I used the 24 oz. size of the Medium Pace®  Picante Sauce. It really kicks up the flavor of any meal, but it’s not too spicy. I got a huge size because it takes me forever to get through a bag of tortilla chips and I figure long after I run out of my eight layers of dip, I will still have plenty of Picante Sauce to use when I’m snacking.

Pace® is such a versatile ingredient, I think it could be good for a lot of different purposes while cooking. It makes a great condiment or ingredient to a dish. Although when I’m entertaining these little snack size burrito bowls are perfect, I’d like to try a cheesy chicken salsa next, or a taco pizza. There are so many ways to make it work for entertaining!

burrito dipchips and dipI got all of my ingredients at Walmart. There’s something to be said about buying your dinner and undershirts in the same stop, which is what I did Monday night! 

paceThese little bowls are such a hit! Do you have a versatile recipe you can make that is a crowd pleaser no matter the occasion? 



1 Comment on Snack Size Burrito Bowls

  1. Carolyn West
    January 7, 2016 at 11:52 pm (2 years ago)

    These are so perfect for game day – I love serving individual food like this instead of the usual large bowl. Great idea. #client


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