Beef Nacho Bowls Beef Nacho Bowls

Beef Nacho Bowls | Food styling by David Grenier | Prop styling by Catherine Doherty Image by: Maya Visnyei

Want a lighter take on nachos that's super simple to prepare? Fresh veggies form the base for this updated version, with just enough chips sprinkled on top for a pleasing crunch.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons each ground cumin and onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 450 g lean ground beef
  • 1 can (540 mL) black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes , diced
  • 1 sweet green, yellow or orange pepper , sliced
  • 1 avocado , peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crushed corn tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Method

In small bowl, stir together chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. 

In large nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes; drain fat from pan. Add spice mixture and beans; cook for 2 minutes.

Divide romaine among 4 serving bowls. Spoon beef mixture over each; top with tomatoes, sweet pepper, avocado and Cheddar. 

Sprinkle with tortilla chips. Dollop with sour cream (if using); top with cilantro (if using). 

Tip from The Test Kitchen: Not all tortilla chips are created equal. If you eat gluten-free, opt for corn varieties and avoid multigrain versions. To reduce fat consumption, choose chips that are baked rather than fried. 

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 15 g
  • Sodium 871 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 36 g
  • Calories 525
  • Total fat 27 g
  • Potassium 1259 mg
  • Cholesterol 75 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 38 g

%RDI

  • Iron 46
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 81
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 20
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 61
  • Vitamin C 95
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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