Monday, September 20, 2021

Hawaiian Taco Bowls

We had some really delicious Hawaiian Taco Bowls over the weekend.  They were the perfect game day dinner to enjoy after the Notre Dame game on Saturday.  I couldn't wait to share the recipe with you today.  They're easy, you get to use your crockpot and you end up with lots of leftovers to enjoy all week long.  It's great because you can customize the toppings and ingredients to work for your family.

They turned out so pretty and tasted AMAZING!

Look at this drool worthy taco bowl!


Hawaiian Taco Bowl Ingredients:

1 20oz can pineapple chunks chopped and 10oz pineapple juice from that can

1 can Cannellini Beans drained

1 can Black Beans drained

1 small jar of your favorite salsa

salt and pepper

1 t garlic powder

1 green pepper diced

1 yellow onion diced

1 cup frozen corn

zest & juice of one lime



Romain lettuce


purple onions

fresh jalapenos (a million times better than canned)

shredded cheddar

sour cream

guacamole (if only one or two people at your house eat guac, you should buy the single serve cups)


tortilla chips

Put all of those ingredients in your crockpot for 4+ hours.  Let everything cook down and similar together.  Stir occasionally and it'll smell so good.

Figure out your protein - you could do shredded chicken, steak, pulled pork, etc.  We LOVE this Memphis Style Central Que BBQ.  We order it online and it comes in 1lb packages.  You boil the package for 15 minutes and serve.  It is amazing!  It tastes like authentic Southern BBQ and it couldn't be easier.  Kevin orders it from Gold Belly and has it delivered when they run specials or email him deal coupons.  It's a splurge item, but it's SO much cheaper than eating out at a restaurant with the 5 of us. You could also do your own pulled pork or shredded chicken in the crock pot.

Make your rice.  Shred your meat.  Chop all the toppings.  Serve everything buffet style so each person can build their own Hawaiian Taco Bowl.  If your whole group loves all these ingredients, you could add your meat into the crock pot bean mixture.  I left the meat separate so that our kids would be able to enjoy it, too. 

The adults at our house wanted all the toppings and the kids wanted the pulled pork, rice, cheese, chips and salsa.  We still ate the same meal so I'm calling it a win :)  This was delicious the first night and we are really excited to eat this a couple more times this week.  If you chop your toppings in bulk the first time you have this meal, your leftovers will be so easy to pull together for lunches or dinners during the week.

Would your family enjoy these Hawaiian Taco Bowls??


  1. Yum! I need to make this for my lunches one week!

  2. Ooohhh so trying this for Gymnastics/Parkour night!! Thank you!


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