Tex-Mex Beef Bowl with Avocado Cilantro Dressing Recipe

Background and History

Tex-Mex cuisine is a fusion of Texan and Mexican culinary traditions, known for its bold flavors and hearty ingredients. The Tex-Mex Beef Bowl is a contemporary dish inspired by this rich culinary heritage. It combines the savory goodness of seasoned beef with vibrant toppings and a creamy avocado cilantro dressing, creating a satisfying and flavorful meal.


For the Beef

    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Bow

    • Cooked rice or quinoa
    • Black beans, drained and rinsed
    • Corn kernels
    • Cherry tomatoes, halved
    • Avocado, sliced
    • Shredded lettuce
    • Sliced jalapeños (optional)

For the Avocado Cilantro Dressing

    • 1 ripe avocado
    • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
    • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Water (as needed to thin out the dressing)


Cook the Beef

    • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add diced onions and minced garlic, sauté until softened.
    • Add ground beef to the skillet, breaking it apart with a spatula. Cook until browned.
    • Stir in chili powder, ground cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.

Prepare the Avocado Cilantro Dressing

    • In a blender or food processor, combine avocado, Greek yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
    • Blend until smooth, adding water as needed to achieve desired consistency. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Assemble the Bowl

    • Divide cooked rice or quinoa among serving bowls.
    • Top with cooked beef, black beans, corn kernels, cherry tomatoes, avocado slices, shredded lettuce, and sliced jalapeños if using.
    • Drizzle avocado cilantro dressing generously over the bowl.


    • Garnish with additional cilantro leaves and lime wedges if desired.
    • Enjoy your Tex-Mex Beef Bowl with Avocado Cilantro Dressing!

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: Approximately 450 per serving
  • Protein: Approximately 25g per serving
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 30g per serving
  • Fat: Approximately 25g per serving
  • Fiber: Approximately 8g per serving


  • Customize your Tex-Mex Beef Bowl with your favorite toppings such as diced bell peppers, shredded cheese, or salsa.
  • This recipe is easily adaptable for vegetarian or vegan diets by substituting the ground beef with plant-based alternatives.
  • Leftover avocado cilantro dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Allergy Warning

This recipe contains dairy (Greek yogurt) and tree nuts (avocado). Adjust ingredients accordingly for allergies or dietary restrictions.

What makes Tex-Mex Beef Bowl unique?

It combines Texan and Mexican flavors in a hearty bowl featuring seasoned beef, vibrant toppings, and a creamy avocado cilantro dressing.

Is it spicy?

The level of spiciness can be adjusted to taste by controlling the amount of chili powder and jalapeños added.

Can I make it vegetarian?

Yes, simply substitute the ground beef with your favorite plant-based alternative, and customize the toppings to your preference.

How long does it take to prepare?

Preparation time is approximately 20 minutes, with an additional 20 minutes for cooking.

Is it a healthy dish?

It’s a balanced meal with protein from the beef and Greek yogurt, healthy fats from avocado, and fiber from beans and vegetables.

Can I use store-bought dressing instead?

While homemade avocado cilantro dressing adds freshness, you can use store-bought dressing if preferred.

Can I make it ahead of time?

You can pre-cook the beef and prepare the dressing in advance. Assemble the bowls just before serving to keep ingredients fresh.

What type of rice works best?

Use your favorite rice variety such as white, brown, or jasmine, or substitute with quinoa for a nutritious twist.

Can I omit cilantro from the dressing?

If you’re not a fan of cilantro, you can substitute it with parsley or omit it altogether.

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftover components separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Reheat beef and rice before assembling for best taste.

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