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Taco Cauliflower Bake

This taco cauliflower bake is a healthy and delicious low-carb dinner recipe. Our chili seasoning adds a tasty taco flavor to this quick and easy recipe. This easy recipe will be your new go-to weeknight meal or even be added to your meal prep plans. 

taco cauliflower bake in baking dish ready to serve

Cauliflower is a nutritious and fun vegetable to add to recipes. In the past few years, it has become a staple in recipes that are low-carb, gluten-free, or other healthier food options. We have seen cauliflower crust become a popular pizza crust, cauliflower mashed potatoes take the place of regular mashed potatoes, and cauliflower mac and cheese make its appearance. 

Our taco cauliflower bake is an easy-to-customize recipe that you can enjoy without worrying about the extra carbs or calories. This is also a high-protein recipe with the addition of ground beef and black beans into the recipe. Our chili seasoning is also known as a great taco seasoning. It adds just the right amount of taco flavor to this easy-to-make recipe. 

ingredients for taco cauliflower bake, ground beef, diced red bell pepper, frozen cauliflower, black beans, diced tomatoes with green chilies, shredded cheese, onion, and chugwater chili seasoning

Preparing the Ground Beef

Brown 1 pound of ground beef. You can also use ground turkey, venison, or bison meat. Add ¼ of an onion that has been diced and cook until the onion becomes translucent.

browned ground beef with diced onion in frying pan

Add 1 tablespoon of Chugwater Chili Seasoning. If you want this recipe to be spicier add in the Chugwater Chili Hot Chili Seasoning instead. Stir until meat is coated in the chili seasoning. 

chugwater chili seasoning added to browned gorund beef

Preparing the Cauliflower Base 

In a medium bowl combine 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil, 4 cups frozen cauliflower, 15 oz can black beans, 15 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies, 1 red bell pepper that has been diced, and remaining Chugwater Chili Seasoning or Chugwater Chili Hot Chili Seasoning. Toss until well combined. Note: If you want finer cauliflower you can use 3 cups of riced cauliflower instead of the solid florets. 

frozen cauliflower, diced tomatoes with green chilies, black beans, diced red bell pepper, chugwater chili seasoning added to mixing bowl

cauliflower mixture for the base mixed together in bowl

Layer the cauliflower mixture on the bottom of a baking dish.  

cauliflower mixture layering on bottom of baking dish

Preparing the Cauliflower Bake for Baking 

Spread the taco-seasoned ground beef evenly on top of the cauliflower base and cover the baking dish with foil. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. 

seasoned ground beef on top of cauliflower in baking dish ready to bake

Pull from the oven, add about 2 cups of shredded Fiesta blend cheese on top, and cook uncovered until the cheese is melted. If you like extra cheese you can add more than 2 cups to the top. 

shredded cheese added to top of taco cauliflower bake

How to Serve Taco Cauliflower Bake

This is a fun cauliflower recipe to serve. It can be served for lunch or dinner or even for meal prep. It can also be customized to your diet plan. Make this recipe keto-friendly by taking out the beans in it. Add a different protein like ground turkey, venison, or bison. You can even add shredded chicken to the recipe. This is an easy healthy recipe that does not take too much time or ingredients to create. Plus it makes cauliflower tasty. You and your family will find that this is a fun new recipe to try. 

Here are some fun toppings to add to the top of this taco cauliflower bake. 

  • Diced tomatoes 
  • Dollop of Chugwater Chili Dip or sour cream 
  • Salsa 
  • Diced jalapeno for some extra kick 
  • Sliced olives 
  • Chopped cilantro 

taco cauliflower bake on plate ready to eat

Now that you have learned a tasty new Chugwater Chili recipe here are a few others to try!!!




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