Spicy beef, black beans, cilantro lime rice + bonuses!
Updated: May 19, 2020
I wanted to share a few recipes with some staple food items that you’ll hopefully have around your house! If you’ve followed me for long, you know I hardly ever follow recipes by the letter. I will list the basic ingredients below, but just know that even these can be substituted or adapted! Use what you have, and get creative! I happened to find plantains at Whole Foods, but the meal is still delicious without!
Basic ingredients: ground beef
can of tomatoes- fire roasted is even better
garlic- if fresh is sold out (a real tragedy) use garlic salt
If you don’t like to wing recipes as much as I do, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask about substitutions or changes! Happy to help.
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Spicy Ground Beef and Black Beans
1 Tbsp Avocado oil
1 lb ground beef
¼ onion diced
4 garlic cloves, crushed (I’ve heard fresh garlic is sold out a lot of places, so substitute ~1 tsp of garlic powder if you don’t have fresh)
1 15oz can of diced or crushed tomatoes (I love fire roasted for a little bit more punch)
1 tsp cumin*
½ tsp cayenne
¼ tsp salt
*If you don’t use fire roasted tomatoes, you may have to increase/adjust the spices just a bit!
-Heat up saute pan to medium high heat and add oil
-Add ground beef and brown for ~10 minutes
-Add onions and garlic, and cook for ~2 mins
-Add can of tomatoes and seasonings and let cook for ~10 minutes you- want most of the liquid to cook down
-Once the tomatoes have cooked down a little bit, take off heat and serve!
2 15 oz cans of black beans*
¼ onion diced
4 garlic cloves (I’ve heard fresh garlic is sold out at a lot of places, so substitute ~1 tsp of garlic powder if you don’t have fresh)
2 tsp hot sauce (I used cholula)
1 bay leaf
½ tsp cumin
¾ tsp salt
Pepper to taste
-Heat small pot to medium heat
-Add beans in liquid to pot
-Add rest of ingredients except salt, and turn to medium high
-Cover and let simmer for at least 30 minutes