I was having one of those hold-on-for-the-ride kind of days.
Oh, who am I kidding. It's been one of those hold-on-for-the-ride kind of weeks. And it's not over yet. I'm still holding on and riding.
Whenever those weeks hit, I find myself retreating to the world of comfort food. Suddenly, I'm sitting at my computer, or standing over my camera, and I'm so distracted by the mere thought of cupcakes or meatloaf or ramen, I can't remember what it is I'm typing.
Yes, I just read that paragraph back to myself.
Yes, I do think I need an intervention.
So yesterday, in the middle of all the wild busyness of busyness, I decided to intervention myself. I made up a bowl of the most comforting comfort foods I could think of. Tacos and ramen.
It was a fusion intervention. And by golly: it was a success.
Curly noodles, salty beef broth, taco-ey bison, and every bright and fresh Mexi-topper veggie that ever was. All heaping into a piping bowl of wonder.
It was so wonderful, I want to do it again for breakfast.
Which, I don't think is part of the whole "intervention" idea. Like, shouldn't the intervention make me NOT want steamy bowls of comforting taco broth and purple cabbaged ramen?
I'm too distracted to answer that. Already dreaming about what I need to grab out of the fridgnasijhrtuhaskjdgsfduhsdf.
Oh damn. Distracted again.
Taco Ramen may or may not be the intervention I was looking for. I'll try it again today and see if it sticks.
Mexican Street Cart Taco Ramen Bowl
2 servings | 20 mins
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 pound ground bison
- 3/4 + 2 cups water
- 2 packets taco seasoning
- 2 packs beef-flavored ramen
Favorite Topping Ideas:
- 1/2 English cucumber, diced
- 1/4 head purple cabbage, shredded
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 bunch green onions, diced
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1/2 cup fresh, frozen or canned sweet corn
- 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
- 1/4 cup queso fresco cheese, crumbled
In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook and crumble bison, add 3/4 cup water and taco seasoning, stirring until well mixed (don't boil off the water). Cover with a lid and remove from heat until ready to assemble ramen bowls.
In a small pot, heat 2 cups water. Once boiling, add ramen and cook just until noodles break apart. Remove from heat, stir in flavoring packets.
Transfer ramen to two large bowls. Spoon bison on top. Top with your favorite taco toppings. Enjoy!