Mexican Beef Salad
From the American Heat Association Fast & Flavorful Beef
Heart-Healthy Recipe Collection
1 pound lean ground beef (95% lean)
1 small onion
2 teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon garlic powder
5 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
1 ½ cups (about 8 ounces) grape or cherry tomatoes - halved
½ cup drained, canned no-salt-added black beans, rinsed
3 tablespoons canned chopped mild green chiles rinsed & drained
1/3 cup shredded fat-free or low-fat cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium, zinc and iron. Only 292 calories!
Spicy Ranch Dressing
½ cup fat-free or light ranch dressing
¾ teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon red hot-pepper sauce
1) In a large nonstick skillet, brown the ground beef and onion over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the beef is not pink. Pour off and discard the drippings. Sprinkle with the chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
2) Meanwhile whisk the Spicy Ranch Dressing ingredients together in a small bowl until well blended. Set aside.To serve, place the romaine on a large platter. Top the romaine with the tomatoes, black beans, green chiles, and beef mixture - in that order. Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese and cilantro. Serve with the dressing.