Mexican Bowl


If you love spicy food this dish is for you.  I tried a Mexican dish today,  simple to make and packed with flavours.  I used black Beans for the very first time, not only is it a good source of protein, it is delicious.  Everything is baked and the mince meat is packed with flavour.  If you prefer a less spicy version reduce the cayenne pepper and chilli flakes.


To make the mince

500g beef mince

1 tbsp. smoked paprika

1/3 a cup tomato paste

1 tbsp olive oil

400g black beans drained and rinsed

1 tsp. chili flake

1 onion chopped

1 crashed garlic

Salt and pepper to season


For the side

2 corns cobs, husk removed

1 small capsicum

1 small sweet potato

Cayenne pepper for sprinkle



To make the mice meat

Heat the olive oil in a pan on a low medium heat.  Add onions, cook for two minutes, add garlic and chilli flakes and cook for another  2 minutes.

Add the mince meat, break lumps with a wooden spoon, Add tomato paste and paprika and cook for 8 minutes, add black beans and cook for a further 3 minutes.  Make sure meat is cooked through.


For the side

Preheat oven to 180ºC

in a large tray, ( or two trays) add the sliced sweet potatoes, sprinkle cayenne pepper and oil.  Add corn and capsicum in another tray.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.


This dish serves 4.

Use the same recipe to make Nachos


Try these other spicy dishes

Chilli Lime Chicken and Stir Fried Rice

Lamb Cutlets with Spicy Potatoes

Spicy Grilled Steak

Chili and Honey Barbeque chicken