A bubbly casserole of types, this Mexican beef and bean is sort of a baked model of chilli con carne with a lot of melty cheese – however quicker to make. Consider it like your final all-purpose Mexican beef – stuff in tacos, DIY burrito wraps, dunk with corn chips – like nachos!
Tacky Mexican beef and bean bake
I can’t bear in mind how this Mexican beef and bean dish first got here to be. All I do know is that when it got here out of the oven in all its bubbly, melty tacky glory, I needed to get caught into instantly however paralysed with indecision for a way. So many choices!
Like chili, with a heat tortillas on the facet for dunking??
OR with corn chips, deconstructed nachos model?
Making stuffed tortilla pillows?? Which, I realised, is only a burrito really. ???? *Mild-bulb-moment* DIY burritos! Add a pile of heat tortillas, bitter cream + guacamole or fast avocado sauce for dunking. Everyone make your individual!
All-inclusive-taco filling? So juicy and tacky already, it’s like a very good ole’ traditional beef mince taco filling + taco sauce + cheese, all rolled into one. Effectivity, for the win!
Then one other light-bulb second. That is like the final word all-purpose Mexican beef filling!! It’s virtually a bit regarding how excited I used to be after I got here to this conclusion. Good meals has a behavior of doing that to me. ????
What you want for Mexican beef and beans
Right here’s what it is advisable to make this Mexican beef and bean bake:
This can be a informal, rustic dish – which suggests, a lot of flexibility. I’m not so relaxed with substitutions with some recipes, so take it when you may! ????
Floor beef / beef mince – Or rooster, turkey or pork. Any of those would work. (Even lamb really).
Crimson onion – Or bizarre brown / yellow onions.
Inexperienced capsicum (bell pepper) – Or different color capsicum, or different sauté-able greens like diced zucchini/courgette, carrot, inexperienced beans (chopped), corn. Even a cup of diced combined frozen greens would work right here!
Crimson kidney beans – Or black beans (on theme with Mexican meals), or some other beans of selection. Or, extra greens.
Tomato passata – That is pureed, strained tomato that’s easy, moderately than lump like canned tomato. Substituted with crushed canned tomato, or what’s known as “tomato sauce” (tomato puree) within the US.
Pickled jalapeno – Provides a sprinkle of spiciness plus tang as a result of it’s pickled which is sweet on this beefy dish. Canned chopped inexperienced chillies can be a superb sub right here (however this can be a US factor, hoping it turns into a staple right here in Australia considered one of lately!).
Garlic – Can’t be versatile right here! ????
Cheese – Positively not versatile right here! Nicely, not versatile concerning the inclusion of some type of melting cheese. I’ve opted for Colby – provides flavour, melts nicely, will get a pleasant little bit of golden color on the floor, not too greasy. Be at liberty to make use of any of selection. For those who use mozzarella, I’d recommend including a sprinkling of parmesan on prime (as a result of mozzarella, whereas it melts fantastically, doesn’t have a a lot flavour).
The Mexican spice combine
And right here’s what you want for the selfmade Mexican spice combine. Some Mexican recipes I share have an extended listing of spices. For me, that is concerning the minimal you may go with out the flavour lacking one thing. All staple spices! (You’ll be able to substitute smoked paprika with plain).
Find out how to make Tacky Mexican beef and beans
It’s like chili cone carne – however quicker to make as a result of by ending it off within the oven with a beneficiant sprinkling of cheese, we are able to skip the range simmer.
Sauté the onion, garlic and capsicum first. Use an ovenproof skillet. Pictured is my much-loved 26cm / 10.5″Lodge forged iron skillet (my important kitchenware listing is right here!).
Cook dinner the meat, breaking it up as you go.
Toast the spices with the meat. Good strategy to convey out flavour in spices plus get higher flavour into beef mince / floor beef – FAST. ????
Add beans and tomato passata, give it a very good combine then convey to a simmer.
Prime with cheese then bake for quarter-hour simply to soften the cheese.
Take away from oven and begin the agonising technique of deciding how one can serve it! Tacos? Corn chip dunking? Burrito stuffing? ENCHILADAS? Nachos?? #FirstWorldProblems
Sides / toppings
Pictured in submit for serving in all of the above listed varieties are:
Guacamole, and typically avocado sauce (basically a easy, quicker model of guac)
Pico de gallo (recent tomato salsa). Additionally this pureed tomato salsa can be nice.
Bitter cream (sub yogurt)
Tortillas – small ones and bigger enchilada dimension ones (for making small burritos).
Corn chips – for dunking
Different wonderful choices contains:
– Nagi x
Watch how one can make it
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Tacky baked Mexican beef and beans
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook dinner: 30 minutes
Servings5 – 6
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Preheat oven to 200°C / 400°F (180°C).
Sauté – Warmth the olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium excessive warmth (or different oven-proof pan). Cook dinner onion, garlic and capsicum for 3 minutes.
Cook dinner beef & spices – Add beef and prepare dinner, breaking it up as you go, till you not see uncooked meat. Add spices, then prepare dinner for 1 minute.
Beans & tomato – Add kidney beans and passata. Stir, then convey to a simmer.
Cheese it! Scatter the jalapeño throughout the floor, prime with cheese.
Bake quarter-hour (no lid) then take away from the oven.
Serve! Scoop into bowls and serve with corn chips or tortillas along with your favorite Mexican fixings (guacamole or avocado sauce pico de gallo or restaurant model salsa, recent coriander/coriander, bitter cream). Dunk like nachos, make DIY burritos or tacos!
1. Meat – Recipe will work nice with rooster, turkey or pork. Really,even lamb!
2. Passata – this can be a thick easy tomato puree, see right here for extra info. Substitute with crushed tomato or what’s known as “tomato sauce” or “tomato puree” within the US (eg. Hunts).
3. Pickled jalapeno is terrific right here for one thing a bit tangy and a little bit of spiciness. Be at liberty to omit.
4. Cheese – any good melting cheese can be utilized right here, besides if utilizing mozzarella I’d add a handful of parmesan on prime as a result of mozzarella, whereas a superb melting cheese, doesn’t even have that a lot flavour (this recipe depends on cheese for further flavour increase for a fast recipe).
Leftovers will hold for 3 days within the fridge or 3 months within the freezer.
Diet per serving, assuming 6 servings, beef and bean solely (ie not toppings).
Energy: 440cal (22%)Carbohydrates: 19g (6%)Protein: 28g (56%)Fats: 28g (43%)Saturated Fats: 12g (75%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 2gMonounsaturated Fats: 12gTrans Fats: 1gLdl cholesterol: 88mg (29%)Sodium: 994mg (43%)Potassium: 702mg (20%)Fiber: 6g (25%)Sugar: 5g (6%)Vitamin A: 1492IU (30%)Vitamin C: 32mg (39%)Calcium: 294mg (29%)Iron: 4mg (22%)
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