Healthy Aussie Grassfed Beef Bowl-ito with Cilantro Rice

May 19, 2020
Author Notes

We do burritos a little different Down Under—hold the tortilla and add plenty of diced grassfed Aussie beef. It’s a meatier (and dare we say tastier!) version for you and your mates. —True Aussie

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound Australian Grassfed beef to-round, small dice
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 cup drained black beans, low sodium
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons thinly sliced scallions
In This Recipe
  1. For the beef: Preheat a large skillet over HIGH heat and add the oil. Once the oil begins to smoke, add the beef to the pan and quickly sear for about 1 minute. Next, add the taco seasoning and cook for a few more minutes, being careful not to overcook the meat, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and reserve the meat until ready to use.
  2. For the cilantro rice: In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice with the fresh cilantro; season with salt and pepper.
  3. To serve: For each serving, place ½ cup of the cilantro rice in the bottom of a large bowl and top with one quarter (4 oz.) of the diced beef, ¼ cup salsa, ¼ cup black beans, one quarter of the avocado, 1 Tablespoon sour cream, ¼ teaspoon cumin, and 1 teaspoon scallion. Serve immediately.
  4. For a keto-friendly version: • Replace rice with grated cauliflower. • Make a fresh tomato salsa versus processed.
  5. For a paleo-friendly version: • Replace vegetable oil with olive oil. • Make a fresh tomato salsa versus processed. • Replace sour cream with coconut or cashew sour cream substitute.
  6. For a Whole-30 friendly version: • Replace vegetable oil with olive oil.

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