Mexican Mince - Nachos Style
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Serves: 6
This mince is so versatile, check out the variations or invent your own!


  • 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


  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:
Use scissors to cut up a tortilla or flat bread into triangle shapes. Cook in the oven (10 minutes at 180° C) or in a sandwich press until golden and crunchy. Top these crispy triangles with a spoonful of Mexican Mince, a sprinkle of reduced-fat cheese and a spoonful of low-fat natural yoghurt. Add spring onions and chilli flakes for extra spice.

Variation: See the Mexican Toastie, Burrito 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.

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Chilli, lemon and herbs add flavour - great alternatives to butter and salt!

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Comments (5)

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    I tried making the chips using both tortilla bread and pita bread. The pita bread was the favourite.
    Katrina Murphy
    Posted on: 01 Jun 20

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    everyone enjoyed this
    julie Wright
    Posted on: 13 Mar 19

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    Loved it and will be making this up on a regular basis. Delicious and I loved heating up the Pita Bread. Thumbs up!!
    Jeanette Klowss
    Posted on: 29 Jun 18

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    Hi Sandra, the reason we don't have nutrition information for this recipe is because we don't have exact amounts in the "serving suggestion" bit. If you send an email to [email protected] I can send you the nutrition information panel for the mince. Cheers, -AF
    Posted on: 19 May 15

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    Bit disapointing there is no nutrition info
    Sandra pascoe
    Posted on: 17 May 15

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