Mexican-Style Mince
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Mexican-Style Mince

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Our Mexican-Style Mince is super versatile and can be paired with rice, tacos or wedges to name a few. For this recipe we’ve paired it with corn chips, sour cream and avocado.
<b>Prep:</b> 20 mins Prep: 20 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 50 mins Cook: 50 mins
Serves 4 Serves 4
Low Fat Low Fat
Excellent source of iron Excellent source of iron
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  • 500g Quality Mark beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (or more to taste)
  • 1 red capsicum, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes in juice
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 400g can red kidney beans, drained 

To serve

  • corn chips
  • sour cream
  • lemon or lime wedges
  • smashed avocado (avocado and lemon juice, seasoned with a little salt)
  •  fresh coriander sprigs 



In a large bowl combine the beef mince, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, paprika and chilli powder. 

Heat a dash of oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the beef mixture and brown, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon to break up the mince. 

Add the capsicum, tomatoes and beef stock and bring to the boil. Season with a little salt. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 40 minutes. 

Remove the lid and add the red kidney beans. Cook for a further 10 minutes. 

To serve

Serve with corn chips, sour cream, lemon or lime wedges and a bowl of smashed avocado.
  • Suitable Cuts
  • Nutrition
  • Tips & Tricks

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 536g
Energy kJ (kcal) 1795 (428)
Protein (g) 37.1
Fat (g) 14.2
Saturated (g) 4.5
Carbohydrate (g) 32.0
Sugars (g) 12.5
Sodium (mg) 683
Iron (mg) 6.1
Zinc (mg) 6.6
Vitamin B12 (ug) 1.7
Vitamin D (ug) NA
Selenium (ug) 4.3
  • Make the Mexican-Style Mince a day ahead and keep well covered in the fridge. The flavour will only improve. 
  • When you hear the beef mince sizzling it has been browned.
  • Stirring the beef mince with a wooden spoon during browning will help to break up the meat ensuring even cooking.
  • Chop vegetables in a small food processor to shorten preparation time.
  • Did you know lean beef mince is a good source of essential nutrients, protein, vitamin B12, iron and zinc?

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Comments & Reviews

There are: 3 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
Made this tonight for my family of 4. Everyone absolutely loved it! I did add Chilly beans instead of red kidney beans and less chilly & paprika just because my kids don't like a lots of spice
Posted by Billybob 2019-01-16 20:37:53
Quick, easy and tasted great. I made my left-overs into a pie for Sat night dinner, pastry from scratch...easy peasy!
Posted by Kerryn 2017-09-10 15:14:39
You can't beat mexican and mince! Easy and the kids loved it too - thanks!
Posted by Jackie 2017-09-05 14:56:31
You can't beat mexican and mince! Easy and the kids loved it too - thanks!
Posted by Jackie 2017-09-05 14:56:29




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