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Cheesy Mexican beef and bean bake

Blossom Lady
Sep 20, 2023 06:08 AM
Cheesy Mexican beef and bean bake

can’t remember how this Mexican beef and bean dish first came to be. All I know is that when it came out of the oven in all its bubbly, melty cheesy glory, I wanted to get stuck into immediately but paralysed with indecision for how. So many options!

This is a casual, rustic dish – which means, lots of flexibility. I’m not so relaxed with substitutions for some recipes, so take it when you can! ?

  • Ground beef / beef mince – Or chicken, turkey or pork. Any of these would work. (Even lamb actually).
  • Red onion – Or ordinary brown / yellow onions.
  • Green capsicum (bell pepper) – Or other colour capsicum, or other sauté-able vegetables like diced zucchini/courgette, carrot, green beans (chopped), corn. Even a cup of diced mixed frozen vegetables would work here!
  • Red kidney beans – Or black beans (on theme with Mexican food), or any other beans of choice. Or, more vegetables.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion , finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely minced
  • 1 green capsicum / bell pepper , cut into 1cm / 1/2″ cubes (or other colour)
  • 500g/ 1 lb beef mince (ground beef) (Note 1)
  • 400g/ 14oz can red kidney beans or black beans , drained (or other beans)
  • 1 cup tomato passata (Note 2)
  • 1/3 cup pickled sliced jalapeño (Note 3)
  • 1 1/2 cups Colby cheese , shredded (or other cheese, Note 4)

  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (sub normal paprika)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (sub onion powder)
  • 1 tsp onion powder (sub garlic powder)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (sub black pepper)
  • 1 tsp cooking/kosher salt
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