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Fajita Bowls with Beef and Brown Rice RecipeFajita Bowls with Beef and Brown Rice


Fajita Bowls with Beef and Brown Rice recipe

This Mexican-inspired meal is loaded with fresh vegetables and protein. It’s completely adaptable to your healthy eating style. Swap the beef for shredded chicken or black beans. Use kale or lettuce instead of spinach. Top it with your favorite salsa or hot sauce. Any way you fill your bowl, this is a healthy meal the whole family will love.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 beef bowl
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.1g
24%Saturated Fat 4.8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 49mg
Sodium 214mg
Total Carbohydrate 32.6g
Dietary Fiber 4.5g
Sugars 5.4g
Protein 18.5g
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 4 servings

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 cups assorted peppers sliced*
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 8 ounces cooked ground grass-fed beef or shredded chicken
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes

Condiment ideas: chopped cilantro, fresh lime wedges, salsa, hot sauce, guacamole, chopped avocado, pickled jalapenos, plain Greek yogurt or light sour cream


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and peppers. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables soften and begin to brown. Stir in the cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. Place ½ cup of rice in each of four bowls. Top with 2 ounces of ground beef or chicken. Divide the cooked peppers and onions into four portions and add a portion to each bowl.
  3. Add ½ cup of spinach and ¼ cup of tomatoes to each bowl and serve with your favorite condiments.

*Any of your favorite sweet or hot peppers can be used. Try bell, Anaheim, Poblano, or fresh banana peppers.

Lori Rice, M.S., is a nutritional scientist and author with a passion for healthy cooking, exercise physiology, and food photography.
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