Beef & Bean Taco Bowl

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp canola oil 15 mL
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef 500 g
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning 15 mL
  • 1 cup white rice, cooked according to package directions 250 mL
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce 500 mL
  • 1 1/2 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed 375 mL
  • 1 small red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 250 mL
  • 1 cup Compliments Organic Mild Salsa 250 mL
  • 2 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1/3 cup sour cream (optional) 75 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in large skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook beef, onion and taco seasoning 5 to 8 min. until meat starts to brown. Stir in 1/4 cup (60 mL) water. Reduce heat to medium-low. Continue to cook until most of the liquid is evaporated and beef is cooked through.

  • Step 2

    Divide rice among 4 bowls. Top with beef mixture, lettuce, black beans, red pepper, cheese, salsa and green onions. Serve with dollop of sour cream, if desired.

Tip

Substitute sour cream with guacamole.

Substitute ground chicken, turkey or pork for the beef, if desired.

Use any leftovers as a filling in burritos or quesadillas.

Fold leftover beans into guacamole or salsa or add to salads.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/4 of the recipe):
  • Calories 610
  • Fat 22 g
  • Saturated Fat 10 g
  • Carbs 63 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Protein 42 g
  • Cholesterol 95 mg
  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 870 mg