Chili-lime beef and black bean bowl with avocado crema
This Mexican-inspired beef bowl contains over 31 grams of protein per bowl from black beans and lean beef. It is the perfect quick and healthy dinner recipe that can be whipped up in 30 minutes.
Skill level: Beginner
Start to Finish: 30 minutes, plus at least 2 hours marinating time
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 medium limes)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 pound boneless thin beef sirloin tip steak (may be labeled as “for carne asada”)
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 ripe tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 ripe Haas avocado
5 tablespoons heavy cream
2 cups hot-cooked rice
Sliced fresh jalapeno and lime wedges (garnish)
1. Combine lime juice, chili powder, chipotle pepper, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside 1 teaspoon of mixture in a separate small bowl.
2. Place half of remaining mixture in a large re-sealable bag. Add beef to the re-sealable bag, shake bag to coat meat and marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
3. Add black beans, tomato, and cilantro to reserved lime juice mixture in medium bowl; toss and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
4. Slice avocado in half and remove pit. Scoop flesh into bowl of a small food processor. Add remaining 1 teaspoon lime juice mixture and cream to food processor; pulse until smooth. Add cilantro and pulse just until combined. Store covered in refrigerator until ready to serve.
5. When ready to prepare, heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove meat from bag (discard marinade). Grill beef 2 – 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan and let rest 5 minutes. Slice into Â¼-inch strips.
6. Arrange rice among serving bowls; top evenly with beans and beef. Drizzle with avocado crema.
Nutrition Information (per bowl)
Calories: 533; Total Fat: 24.5 grams; Protein: 31.5 grams: Carbohydrates: 47 grams; Sugar: 2 grams; Fiber: 8 grams; Sodium: 733 milligrams
Recipe and photo by Regan Jones, RD of Healthy Aperture.
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