Beef and Bean Taco Bowl

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 4

Ingredients

  1. 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  2. 1 lb (500 g) extra lean ground beef
  3. 1 onion, finely chopped
  4. 1 tbsp (15 mL) taco seasoning
  5. 1 cup (250 mL) white rice, cooked according to package directions
  6. 2 cups (500 mL) shredded romaine lettuce
  7. 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  8. 1 small red pepper, finely chopped
  9. 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  10. 1 cup (250 mL) Compliments Organic Mild Salsa
  11. 2 green onions, finely sliced
  12. 1/3 cup (75 mL) sour cream (optional)

Method

  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. 
  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.
Tips:
• 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.