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Monday, March 21, 2011

Black Beans with Ground Beef

I just threw together this quick slow carb meal this morning and then crossed my fingers that I had something tasty waiting for me at lunch time.  Luckily, my new creation was a winner, and it is one of the simplest slow carb recipes that I've posted yet!
The only prep was that a few nights ago, I had cooked some ground beef to add to a different recipe, and I had leftover cooked beef in the fridge.  Take a look below, and give this slow carb recipe a try when you're rushing to get out the door in the morning.

  • Ground beef
  • Black beans
  • Tomato
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  1. In a frying pan, brown some ground beef.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  I also used a generous amount of Italian seasoning.
  2. In a microwavable container, add a serving of the cooked ground beef.
  3. On top of the beef, add approximately half a can of black beans (rinsed).
  4. Cut up one Roma tomato into small pieces, and add those on top of the black beans.  Season with a bit more salt and pepper, if you wish.
  5. Put on the lid, and head out the door.  :)
  6. At lunch time, throw the whole thing in the microwave and cook it for about 3 minutes (depends on the microwave).  This should steam everything and allow the flavors to mix together.  When you remove it from the microwave, give it a stir to mix things up.
  7. Serve with a side of unsweetened salsa.
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This recipe is quick to make, and it cooks in almost no time when you are ready to eat it.  It could be considered a super-fast chili recipe.  Next time I will be trying this with generous amount of chili powder and possibly some crushed garlic and chopped onions.  Please give it a try and let me know how your creation turns out!


  1. How much of the ingredients would you use to create a dish that's two servings?

  2. I've done this dish now. But added Chillies, Onions, carrot, and a whole egg. Yumm!

  3. I just made this tonight! It was delicious, but I did make a few modifications. I added red bell pepper, garlic, onion, a can of Rotel tomatoes and chilies. I just cooked it down until the juice from the Rotel evaporated. So good!