The Tex-Mex bowl of awesomeness

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This guest recipe by sanneleenman.com is one of my favorite recipes ever. It’s damn tasty, ludicrously nutritious, amazingly customizable and even the bro-est of bros should be able to prepare it without experiencing brain failure. Ladies and gentlemen, let no Bayesian ever drink olive oil to consume enough fat ever again: I present to you the famous Tex-Mex, bodybuilding edition.


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Taste                         •••• 4/5
Ease of Preparation ••• 4/5
Health  ••••• 5/5
Budget                   ••••• 3/5


Ingredients & Macros 

Tex Mex Recipe_Macros


The above is really just a template. This recipe is extremely customizable. Like spicy food? Go heavy on the hot sauce. Are you cutting? Substitute the beef with ground chicken or lean ground beef and serve it over pumpkin puree.

It also combines very well with:

  • Potatoes (white or sweet)
  • Ground chicken, steak, beef or pork of any kind
  • Pumpkin puree (when cutting)
  • Eggs (omelette)
  • Beans, black
  • Olives, black
  • Rice (white or brown)


Note: If you prepare this recipe in bulk and store it in the freezer or fridge, leave the avocado out and add it just before you eat it. The avocado might turn brown in the fridge otherwise.


Key Health Benefits

  • Good fatty acid profile, especially when served on omega-3 eggs or prepared with ground chicken or pork.
  • Rich in fiber.
  • Loaded with nutrients, including zinc and iron, both very common deficiencies, and vitamin-K, which is very difficult to consume enough of without lots of greens in your diet.


Directions (video format)



Directions (photo format)

1. Cook the ground beef: Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once the pan is hot enough, add the meat and sprinkle it with half a teaspoon of salt. Brown the meat on all sides until no longer pink inside.


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2. Chop the vegetables: While your meat is cooking, chop your tomato, onion and bell pepper. Once the meat is brown, reduce the heat to medium and add the vegetables to the pan (yes, I know technically tomato is a fruit). Let it cook for 2-3 minutes until they are tender. Meanwhile, chop the avocado.


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3. Combine everything: Add the avocado to the pan and bring it to taste with lemon juice, cumin, sweetener, salt & hot sauce. Let the mixture simmer for 2-3 more minutes.


Tex Mex Bowl Instructions 3


4. Serve or store.



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About the author

Menno Henselmans

Formerly a business consultant, I've traded my company car to follow my passion in strength training. I'm now an online physique coach, scientist and international public speaker with the mission to help serious trainees master their physique.

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