South of the Border Bowl

Hearty meal of seasoned ground beef and bean salad layered in a bowl. For Diabetes-Friendly, 1 serving = to 3 carb choices.


  • Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 ounces) taco seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2 cups California raisins, divided
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • Corn chips; as needed
  • 2 cups cooked or canned kidney beans
  • 1 large ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup bottled spicy tomato dressing


Cook beef with seasoning mix according to package directions. Stir in 1/2 cup raisins; set aside to cool. Line serving bowls with lettuce leaves and corn chips. Tear remaining lettuce into bite-size pieces and divide about 1/3 among bowls. Divide and spoon meat mixture on top. Layer another third of lettuce on top of meat. Divide beans and spoon on top. Layer remaining lettuce on top of beans, and then divide and layer with tomato, cheese and remaining raisins. Drizzle with dressing.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 300 (20% from fat); Total Fat 7g (sat 2.5g, mono 2.5g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 25mg; Protein 21g; Carbohydrate 40g; (Dietary Fiber 7g; Sugars 24g; ); Iron 4mg; Sodium 540mg; Calcium 148mg; Potassium 632mg

This recipe is found in the following categories:

Special Diet

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