While I enjoy cooking, I appreciate a wholesome meal that can be thrown together quickly, especially on a weeknight. This menu from Cooking Light is a great example! I made dinner in under 20 minutes following these two recipes.
Recipes from Cooking Light:
Firstly, in a large bowl I combined sliced red onion, olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper, and let it sit while I prepared the rest of the meal.
Next, I browned and drained 1/2 lb ground beef, added taco seasoning, a can of drained and rinsed black beans, 1/2 c frozen corn, and minced jalapeño.
Huge time-saving ingredient: frozen brown rice, heated in the microwave, then added to the beef mixture.
Just prior to serving dinner, I tossed a giant bowl of torn butter lettuce in the onion, oil, and lime mixture, along with a buttery and ripe sliced avocado.
To dress up the rice bowl, I added a couple tablespoons of shredded cheddar to each serving, along with a dollop of Greek yogurt, and fresh salsa.
What a fantastic meal! I especially loved the Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad combination – it will most definitely be placed into our usual dinner rotation.
News from MegGoesNomNom:
We are going to Europe this fall! We booked our flights this week. I was so excited that I went to Barnes & Noble to pick up a couple guides. We are also going to Florence (& Tuscany), but am still on the hunt for a guidebook for that location. YAY!!
Currently listening to: Like Spinning Plates – Radiohead.