Poke bowls are all the rage now. Originating from Hawaii, the word poke means ‘cut into pieces’. Traditionally poke bowls involve cubed raw fish served on top of a bowl of rice and salad. Today you can find many variations and our Spicy Beef and Black Bean Bowl has become a mid-week favourite.
spicy beef and bean poke bowl
Preheat an oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Cut the pumpkin into wedges and place onto the baking tray. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil, season well and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until cooked and caramelised.
Heat a BBQ or grill plate to high and add corn cobs. Cook for 10 minutes, rotating them so that they are cooked all over. Set aside to cool before removing kernals from the cob.
Heat a fry pan on a medium heat and add remaining olive oil. Add onion, garlic and chilli and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until softened.
Add the beef mince and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until starting to brown. Stir regularly to ensure lumps don't form.
Add black beans, tomatoes, tomato paste and paprika and cook for a further 5-10 minutes, until beef is cooked and mixture has thickened slightly. Season well.
Whilst the mince is cooking, bring a saucepan of water to the boil and add broccoli to a colander or steamer. Steam for 4-5 minutes.
To serve, layer the bowl with pumpkin wedges, corn kernals, broccoli, capsicum, celery, cos lettuce and spicy beef and black bean mixture. Top with sliced avocado and coriander and finish with a squeeze of lemon.