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Mexican Black Bean Bowl


A “bowl-type meal” is really just a hipster version of a buffet. You set out the ingredients and everyone helps themselves to their favourite toppings. If you have a variety of dietary considerations, it’s a great way to serve a meal as people can omit ingredients they don’t like.  




Cooked Rice or Quinoa

Shredded Lepp’s lettuce

Bowl Options:

6 Lepp’s fresh sausages, preferably one with mild flavour

Black Beans

Frozen corn, thawed and drained

Diced Sweet Peppers

Sliced Jalapeno Peppers – raw. pickled or candied

Diced Tomatoes

Diced Avocado


Chopped Green Onion

Cilantro leaves

Your favorite salsa 

Lime wedges, for squeezing over everything

Southwest Drizzle Sauce:

½ cup mayo

½ cup sour cream to plain yogurt

1 Tbsp. Triple Smoke Texx-Mexx Seasoning 

1 Tbsp. lime juice

1 garlic clove, finely minced 

dash of salt and pepper, to taste

If you prefer a smoky sauce, mix all these ingredients and one or two chipotle chilis in a blender or food processor. A cheater drizzle sauce can also be made mixing equal parts of your favorite salsa with a combination of sour cream and mayo. 


Prepare Southwest Drizzle Sauce, set aside.

Cook rice or quinoa according to package instructions. 

Prepare fresh sausages with any of the methods mentioned here. Once cooked, slice into ¼ inch rounds. 

While that’s cooking, chop and prepare all topping options. Place in individual bowls or divided serving dishes.  

Covid continues to be one unexpected twist after another, doesn’t it? Every day the list grows of another random, difficult-to-source imported product. Do you know what’s not difficult to find? Canadian-made or grown products, of course. Ontario’s Cullen’s Foods varieties of dried beans have got it all! Canadian grown, certified organic, BPA-free tins and nothing added except beans and water. You can even trace the beans right back to the farmer who grew them, date of harvest and packaging location by entering the lot code found on the tin on their website.    

That’s a brand I can support, and we’re proud to have tins of their excellent products on Lepp Farm Market’s shelf. Beans are incredibly versatile, an excellent protein source and perfect in this easy and delicious meal. 

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