Mexican Mince - Toastie Style
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 20 min
Servings: 6
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This mince is so versatile, check out the variations or invent your own!
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 250 g lean beef mince
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 400 g can no-added-salt red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 400 g can no-added-salt diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbs sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tbs paprika
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • 1 tbs ground coriander
  • 1 tbs chilli flake, optional
  • See serving suggestion

Method

  1. Heat oil in a large frypan and fry onion, garlic and mince for about 5 minutes, till onions are clear and meat is browned.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes with the lid off, stirring occasionally

Serving suggestion:
Spoon the Mexican Mince onto a slice of wholemeal or multigrain bread and top with a little grated reduced-fat cheese and another slice of bread. Cook in a sandwich press or the oven until the cheese is melted and bread is crunchy.


Variation:

See the Mexican Burrito, Nachos and Loaded Potato recipes for more ideas about what to do with this basic mince.

Comment:

Double the recipe and freeze individual servings for an easy dinner another day.

Healthy tip!

Vegies are a great source of healthy nutrients. Try to include extra vegetables at lunch and dinner.

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