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November 15, 2012

Beef Stir-Fry with Avocado Salad

Have a healthy dinner ready in 20 minutes! This low-fat, low-calorie healthy dinner recipe is perfect for busy nights.

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Beef Stir-Fry with Avocado Salad
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12 ounces beef tenderloin, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 Tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 poblano, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup Cojita cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup cilantro plus more for garnish, chopped
Corn tortillas (optional)

In a bowl, combine beef, 2 Tablespoons lime juice, and 1 Tablespoon chili powder; set aside.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion, bell pepper, and poblano and saute 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add beef and marinade to vegetables and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

In another bowl, combine beans, avocado, cheese, 1/4 cup cilantro, and remaining lime juice and chili powder.

Garnish beef and vegetables with remaining cilantro. Serve with avocado salad and warmed tortillas if desired.

Serves 4.

MF&L Staff at Maine Food & Lifestyle magazine.

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