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Chipotle Beef Bowls

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Bowls just can’t be beat for quick, easy, filling lunches and dinners. Top a flavorful base with plenty of protein and drizzle with a savory sauce. Boom! You have a meal that will keep you going with a smile on your face. By swapping the typical starchy rice for a lime-infused cauliflower rice, we’ve slashed the net carbs and piled on extra flavor. It seems like a lot of steps, but this recipe really comes together in a flash and makes a great meal-prep option for busy weeks. Simply prepare and store each component individually, then combine when you’re ready to eat. <h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Amazing Avocados</p></h4> We lose weight on keto by pulling energy from existing stores of body fat instead of fueling up on unhealthy sugar all day. But to get your body into ketosis, you need to provide it with the right amount of healthy fat to kickstart the process. Avocados are one of the best plant-based sources of fat there is. Almost 80% of the calories in avocado come from fat. Specifically, it’s oleic acid—a monounsaturated fatty acid that reduces inflammation and may help prevent cancer. Better still, eating avocados can dramatically improve your heart health. Studies show they reduce triglycerides by up to 20%, lower your LDL cholesterol by up to 22%, and boost good HDL cholesterol by 10% or more. <h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Smoke Sensations</p></h4> What’s better than a chile pepper? One that’s smoked! Smoking peppers like jalapeños and serranos creates a new depth of flavor and softens their spicy burn. When smoked, jalapeños become chipotles. They’re often sold canned in a savory sauce called adobo that adds extra depth to your favorite Mexican dishes—but watch out for added sugars and carbs. Whether canned in adobo or dried and ground, chipotles pack a punch of health benefits. They contain Vitamins A, K, C, and B6, as well as lots of iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. Spicy capsaicin also boosts your metabolism and lowers blood pressure. It may even help slow the progression of various cancers! <h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Chipotle Beef Bowls</p></h4> <h5>Prep Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 20 mins| Serves: 4</h5> <h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Ingredients:</p></h5> <b>For the sauce:</b> * 1 chipotle pepper, canned in adobo (we recommend La Costeña) * 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper powder * ½ teaspoon adobo sauce * ½ teaspoon cumin * 3 cloves garlic * ½ cup sour cream * 1 teaspoon lime juice * ½ teaspoon salt <b>For the bowls:</b> * 8 ounces grass-fed ground beef * 8 ounces portobello or cremini mushrooms, chopped fine * 1 large head cauliflower, riced and steamed, about 6-8 cups (or 2 12-ounce bags of frozen cauliflower rice, steamed) * ½ teaspoon salt * 2 limes, juiced, divided * 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, divided <b>For the guacamole:</b> * 2 avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled * ¼ cup red onion, minced * ½ teaspoon salt * ½ teaspoon cumin <h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Instructions:</p></h5> <b>Make the sauce:</b> 1. In a blender or mini food processor, blend together all sauce ingredients until smooth and well-incorporated. <b>Make the bowls:</b> 2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the ground beef, stirring and breaking up, for 2-3 minutes or until it starts to brown. 3. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook, stirring, until the mushrooms soften and the beef is cooked through, 5-8 minutes. 4. Stir the smoky pepper sauce into the beef and mushroom mixture. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. <b>Make the cilantro-lime cauliflower rice:</b> 5. Stir together steamed cauliflower rice, juice of 1 lime, ½ cup cilantro, and salt. <b>Make the guacamole:</b> 6. In a medium mixing bowl, use a fork to smash the avocados, juice of 1 lime, ½ cup of cilantro, minced red onion, cumin, and salt. Mash until well mixed, but still chunky. <b>Assemble:</b> 7. Divide the cilantro-lime cauliflower rice between bowls, then top with the smoky beef and mushroom mixture. Top with plenty of guacamole.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1


Calories

382


Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

28.8 g

Sodium

968 mg

Carbohydrate

20 g

Sugar

4 g

Dietary Fiber

10 g

Protein

17 g


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serving Size 1


Calories

382


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

28.8 g

Sodium

968 mg

Carbohydrate

20 g

Sugar

4 g

Dietary Fiber

10 g

Protein

17 g

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