Salads are great meal options throughout the year, but especially during the summer months. With a huge list of ingredients to choose from, it is for certain that you will find something to your liking. A beef and been salad is an excellent choice and it is actually a lot easier to make than it may originally seem.
Recipes: Beef and bean salad
Ingredients (Serves 4 people)
1 pound ground beef
2 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can of stewed, non-drained tomatoes
1 cup of chopped onions
2 tablespoons of garlic powder
1 package of taco seasoning mix
3 cups of shredded lettuce
1 tablespoon of parsley
1 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese
Cook the beef in a nonstick skillet over medium heat for about 18 minutes. Drain well. Stir in the beans, the tomatoes, the onions, the garlic powder as well as the taco seasoning mix. Heat until you bring to boil. Cook over low-medium heat for 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Spoon the beef mixture over the shredded lettuce on a big serving platter. Spray with the parsley and the cheese. Serve immediately, or keep in the fridge for a few hours before you serve.
Instead of black beans, you can use white beans. For less intense and more neutral flavor, you can use only 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, half a cup of chopped onions and half a pack of taco seasoning mix. Instead of Cheddar cheese, you can use Cottage cheese.
This beef and bean salad is extremely healthy and nutritious, as it contains lots of protein, iron, and Vitamins. Ideal for those who follow a diet and do not have a lot of time to cook, this salad will satisfy even those who are not crazy about salads. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and if you want to make a bigger portion, you can eat it for two-three days in a row. To break the monotony, you can replace beef with turkey, and the tomatoes with the same amount of cucumber or celery. On the other hand, if you wish, you can make a smaller portion of the salad and basically make it a side dish next to your main dish. This beef and bean salad can be served with dry white wine or a fruit juice.