Beef Elote Taco Bowls

Want a next-level take on your standard ground beef taco bowl? We've got just the thing. Sweet, spicy, cheesy grilled Mexican street corn is coming to a dinner table near you—in an easy, beefy taco elote bowl!
Prep 35 Minutes
Total Time 35 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen (thawed) corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 package (6.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Soft Tortilla Bowls (8 Count)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add corn, green onions, red pepper and salt; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until corn begins to brown. Transfer to medium bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in mayonnaise, sour cream and lime juice.
  2. In same skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Cook over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes longer or until thickened.
  3. Meanwhile, heat boats as directed on package. Divide beef mixture among boats. Top with corn mixture, then top with queso fresco cheese and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • Elote is traditional Mexican grilled sweet corn on the cob. Serve this yummy Mexican street corn in a bowl with lime wedges and an extra sprinkle of ground red pepper for authentic elote flair.
  • When making this elote bowl recipe, pat corn kernels dry before adding to butter to help them brown nicely.


  • 1 Serving Calories 340 (Calories from Fat 190);  Total Fat 21g (Saturated Fat 8g ,Trans Fat 1/2g);  Cholesterol 55mg;  Sodium 610mg;  Potassium 240mg;  Total Carbohydrate 23g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 3g);  Protein 14g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 15%;  Vitamin C 6%;  Calcium 8%;  Iron 10%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1 1/2 Lean Meat;  3 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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