Evening, I’ve had some requests for the recipe of last night’s dinner. I’m so honored to receive such requests and always happy to share! It’s a crazy easy recipe and really I could have just shared it on the Night Owl Kitchen Facebook Page but I want everyone to be able to see it and try it 🙂
1 pound ground beef, cooked
1/2 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 package taco seasoning
1 can black beans
1 can Rotel (tomatoes with green chiles)
salt and pepper to taste
Salad mix of your choice
Shredded Cheese (optional)
In a medium pan brown ground beef with onions and garlic. If you want you can drain off the fat, but if you’re doing lower carb it’s essential to leave it in.** Season with taco seasoning, add beans and Rotel. Add salt and pepper to your liking and serve over your favorite salad with sour cream and salsa.
**The reason I mentioned that if you’re doing lower carb to leave the fat in is this…the fat is what helps keep a lower carb eater satisfied. It’s important to get enough fat with each meal so that you aren’t finding yourself munching or craving unhealthy foods. Not everyone needs as much fat in their food, but when you have cut back on your carbohydrates then you need to increase your healthy fat just a bit to compensate. If you are using a leaner meat just add a tablespoon or two of coconut oil(the flavorless variety). Adding homemade guacamole to your salad is another great way to add healthy fat to your meal! Plus, consuming healthy fat will help to burn the existing fat in your body. Sounds like that shouldn’t be possible but trust me that’s exactly how it works. I’m not encouraging anyone to eat lard from a bucket…but don’t be afraid of healthier fat options. The health benefits trump old school weight loss jargon.
As for the black beans and Rotel, if you are just starting out with a lower carb lifestyle you can leave those out. If you still want it to have a spicy kick, however, just add some chopped jalapenos, tabasco peppers, or red pepper flakes to the meat mixture. Green chiles are low carb friendly, so add a 4 ounce can to the meat for a little heat and flavor.
Play around with your toppings, if you have the time make your own lower carb tortilla chips to serve with it OR make ultimate nachos! Those are always a hit with our family 🙂