Friday, July 8, 2011

Beef and Black Bean Rice Bowl

Beef, beans and rice (and cheese) has got to be one of my most favorite (yes, most favorite) food combinations (why is Blogger telling me that "combinations" is not word?). I digress, but I seriously think I could live off of these base ingredients for at least a week and not get bored with them. Something about mixing them all together creates a delicious bowl of food that is oh so satisfying. Perhaps it's the combination of carbs and fat and the like. As I'm typing this I of course realize that this isn't necessarily the healthiest of meals, but it'll never leave you unsatisfied. (Unlike some other aspects of life - let's not even go there...)

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cans of black beans
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes
  • approx. 2 cups of cooked rice with shallots (thank you leftovers)
  • seasoned salt
  • garlic salt
  • black pepper
  • chili powder
  • paprika
  • cumin
  • red pepper flakes
  • cheddar cheese (for serving)

Start by browning the ground beef in a pot large enough to hold everything and then just throw everything else in to join the party. I love how the rice absorbs all of the wonderful flavors from what's going on in the pan. Be sure to taste and adjust the seasonings as desired. Top with a healthy sprinkling of cheddar cheese for serving. Goes well with chips, guacamole and a bottle of beer.

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