If you’re on instagram, you may have noticed the trend of delicately arrange ingredients in bowls. Right now it’s all about poke bowls (a Hawaiian dish of raw fish served on rice with various condiments), acai bowls (a breakfast dish pairing the superfood acai with fresh fruits), or even just salads with each ingredient arranged separately in it’s own segment. So today we’ve got one you should definitely try: Asian Taco Bowls. Marrying together two of our favourite cuisines, Japanese and Mexican, this simple dish involves making a spiced mince and serving it with whatever veggies you like. Make this one part of your weekday rotation pronto.

Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

 2 tbsp vegetable, peanut or canola oil
 500 g beef mince
 1 brown onion, peeled and finely diced
 1 tbsp ground cumin
 1 tbsp ground coriander
 1 tbsp ground smoked paprika
 1 tsp chilli powder
 2 cloves of garlic
 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
 2 tbsp soy sauce, or to taste
 2 tbsp shiro miso, dissolved in 300ml boiling water
1

Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the beef and cook until browned but still juicy, breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon (4-5 minutes).

2

Add spices, ginger, garlic, and beans and stir until fragrant. Add soy sauce and miso and simmer until the mince is cooked through (5-6 minutes).

3

Serve on rice with chosen condiments. We've serve ours with cherry tomatoes, roast pumpkin, avocado, grilled corn, cabbage, spinach leaves and coriander, but feel free to use whatever you like.

Yields1 Serving

Ingredients

 2 tbsp vegetable, peanut or canola oil
 500 g beef mince
 1 brown onion, peeled and finely diced
 1 tbsp ground cumin
 1 tbsp ground coriander
 1 tbsp ground smoked paprika
 1 tsp chilli powder
 2 cloves of garlic
 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
 2 tbsp soy sauce, or to taste
 2 tbsp shiro miso, dissolved in 300ml boiling water

Directions

1

Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the beef and cook until browned but still juicy, breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon (4-5 minutes).

2

Add spices, ginger, garlic, and beans and stir until fragrant. Add soy sauce and miso and simmer until the mince is cooked through (5-6 minutes).

3

Serve on rice with chosen condiments. We've serve ours with cherry tomatoes, roast pumpkin, avocado, grilled corn, cabbage, spinach leaves and coriander, but feel free to use whatever you like.

Taco Bowl