Easy Taco Bowls with Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage

Don’t skimp on flavor just because it’s a busy weeknight!  These Easy Taco Bowls with Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage are ready in just 20 minutes!

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Don't skimp on flavor just because it's a busy weeknight!  These Easy Taco Bowls with Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage are ready in just 20 minutes!“Dad, what do trees eat?”

“Well, they need sunshine and water to grow.”

{30 second pause}

“Dad, do trees eat sour cream?”

That pretty much sums up an average weekday afternoon around our house.  I usually duck out of the house around 4ish to pick up Robbie, and he spends the next hour telling me all about his day.  Sometimes that turns into some pretty strange questions, but hey the little guy has to learn somehow!  Robbie loves the swings at the neighborhood playground, so we often stop by there on the way home.  Don’t worry, though.  The questions keep coming the whole time!

Don't skimp on flavor just because it's a busy weeknight!  These Easy Taco Bowls with Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage are ready in just 20 minutes!It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the 4:00-6:00 window flies by.  I feel like that time of the day passes quicker than the 8 hours leading up to it!  Who’s with me here?

Around 6:00, I turn my attention to getting dinner ready…and after chasing an almost-4-year-old around the playground for an hour, Dad is usually quite hungry!  That’s why I like to keep quick and easy dinner ideas on hand.  Dinner ideas like these Easy Taco Bowls with Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage.  20 minutes.  That’s it.  Dinner from the fridge to the table in 20 minutes.  That’s what I call a #DinnerWin!

Easy Taco Bowls

We love Mexican food around here, and Laura is famous for turning almost any sort of leftovers into tacos.  However, this time I created tacos the first time around.  Easy tacos.  For these busy back-to-school weeknights, we have a few dinner hacks that make life a lot easier.

For example, a container of pre-made pico de gallo is a super versatile ingredient.  Rather than chopping the tomatoes, onions and garlic yourself, just pick up a container of pico in the fresh vegetable section of the store.  (I recommend draining the pico before adding it to the tacos.)

Don't skimp on flavor just because it's a busy weeknight!  These Easy Taco Bowls with Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage are ready in just 20 minutes!

Another secret time saver is al fresco’s chicken sausage.  One word: delicious!  Ok, a second word: easy.  al fresco’s fully cooked chicken sausage is available in a bunch of different flavors, and we always keep a couple different options in the freezer.

Guess what?  There’s a new product line in town: al fresco Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage.  This new sausage is part of al fresco’s new Chicken Nights Faster line of products.  While the sausage is already fully cooked, but I do like searing it in a grill pan before adding it to a recipe.  While you’ve got those chicken sausages on the stovetop, you can get the tacos ready to go.  20 minutes later?  The family is sitting down to a meal of Easy Taco Bowls.  Yum!

Not only is this al fresco Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage a time-saving ingredient, but it contains less fat than traditional sausage – like 70% less fat.  It’s also antibiotic and gluten free.  All that and it tastes delicious?  Sign me up!

Don't skimp on flavor just because it's a busy weeknight!  These Easy Taco Bowls with Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage are ready in just 20 minutes!For these Easy Taco Bowls, I opted for a bag of shredded lettuce as the base.  As I said, sometimes we just need nice and easy!  Some black beans, corn and a spoonful of pico de gallo later, and we’ve got the basis for tasty tacos.  Add the grilled chicken sausage and a slice of avocado, and dinner is done.  Then I can go back to answering questions about what trees like to eat.

I hope you enjoy these Easy Taco Bowls as much as we do!  It’s a great recipe to keep on hand for those extra busy weeknights that tend to pop up this time of the year.  Enjoy!

Don't skimp on flavor just because it's a busy weeknight!  These Easy Taco Bowls with Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage are ready in just 20 minutes!

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Don't skimp on flavor just because it's a busy weeknight!  These Easy Taco Bowls with Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage are ready in just 20 minutes!

Easy Taco Bowls with Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage

Don't skimp on flavor just because it's a busy weeknight!  These Easy Taco Bowls with Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage are ready in just 20 minutes!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 tacos
Calories: 212kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 12-oz. package al fresco Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage
  • 8 soft tortilla bowls
  • 1 8-oz. bag shredded lettuce
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 10-oz. container prepared pico de gallo, drained (see note)
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • chopped cilantro
  • avocado sliced
  • taco sauce

Instructions

  • Slice al fresco Mild Mexican chicken sausage into ½” slices.
  • Spray a medium skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add sliced sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-7 minutes or until browned. Set sausage aside.
  • Meanwhile, place ~½ cup of shredded lettuce into each tortilla bowl.
  • Using a small bowl, combine black beans and corn; divide mixture evenly into bowls.
  • Using a small bowl, combine drained pico de gallo with lime juice; divide mixture evenly into bowls.
  • Top with sliced chicken sausage and sliced avocado.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and drizzle with taco sauce before serving.

Notes

Prepared pico de gallo can often be found in the produce section at your local grocery store.

Don't skimp on flavor just because it's a busy weeknight!  These Easy Taco Bowls with Mild Mexican Chicken Sausage are ready in just 20 minutes!

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18 Comments

    1. Taco bowls are always a win in our house! And I totally agree with you, Alexandra…it’s good to keep recipes like this in mind for busy weeknights. Thanks so much, my friend!

    1. Thanks so much, Kelly! I love tacos in all forms, and I’ve gotta say that these taco bowls were a huge win in our house. Yay for easy dinners, right? 🙂

    1. Robbie is definitely hitting a good age. We still have some moments (last night he was determined to avoid taking a bath), but all in all he’s a lot of fun at this age. That’s why we often forget to make dinner! Thanks so much for the kind words, Dawn! 🙂

    1. You’re telling me, Matt! I love following along with the logic in Robbie’s brain. Sometimes it’s pretty wacky…but other times, it makes perfect sense! And, yes, these taco bowls really are an easy dinner. That’s definitely a win in our house! Hope you have a great weekend with the family, my friend!

  1. 5 stars
    Dinner in 20 minutes? I’m in! Mexican food is my FAVORITE so you know I’ll be trying these bowls! And I love hearing about Robbie’s questions. Kids are just too much fun!

    1. Oh, then I’ll have to include more stories on the blog about Robbie’s questions. Some of them will have you cracking up! In the meantime, Mexican food. 🙂 Thanks, Kelsie!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! And made with those lovely looking mild Mexican chicken sausages too. I’m often wondering what I can cook quickly for our dinner that’s something different. And I haven’t made taco’s in ages! Thanks for the inspiration David. Hope you guys have a great weekend!

    1. Yes! Put these tacos on the menu, Neil. They’re seriously tasty…and I’m not kidding one bit when I say they’re ready in 20 minutes. I hope you have a great weekend, my friend!

  3. 5 stars
    Lol…’do trees eat sour cream’! Too cute! Love any type of ‘bowl’ meal and this looks right up my alley! Perfect for weekday dinner or simply Friday night eats! I’ll have to keep my eyeballs out for those sausage next time I’m at the grocery store- they sound delish and seems like they would be the perfect pairing with just about anything 🙂

    1. Yup, you should’ve seen the look on my face when Robbie asked me if trees eat sour cream! I was merging into traffic, and I was thinking, “what the heck?” 🙂 I’m with ya on easy ‘bowl meals,’ and this one definitely qualifies! I hope they carry these sausages up there in your neck of the woods…they’re great for easy weeknight meals for sure! Thanks, Dawn!

    1. I’m with ya, Kathy. I sometimes think my kitchen clock is broken because 6, 6:30, 7 always creeps up so quickly! We have swim lessons starting back up tonight, so that means easy dinners are even more important now. And tell me about it with the time flying! 4 years! 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

  4. 5 stars
    “What do trees eat?” It’s a pretty great question! How fun to watch him discovering new things every day!

    These taco bowls look and sound so good, David! Love how easy they are too!

    1. It truly is fun (and funny) to watch Robbie discover new things. I’ve also realized how difficult it is to teach certain things. Just this past weekend, I was trying to teach him to play the harmonica. I was like “Just hum into it.” He was like, “Hum?” That was kinda hard! Either way, these taco bowls are just the thing when we need a quick and easy (but still delicious) dinner! Thanks, Marissa!

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