Tex-Mex chilli beef

Main Meals (Dinners)
Prep   15 min
Cook   50 min

This is another recipe that can be served in a number of different ways. These days, there are healthier versions of tortillas available at supermarkets – use these to make burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas with your Tex-Mex chilli beef.

  • Olive oil, 1 tablespoon(s)
  • Onion, any type, 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Garlic, 2 clove(s), crushed
  • Beef mince, low fat, raw, 600 g
  • Chilli powder, 1 teaspoon(s), 1-2 teaspoon
  • Dried paprika, 2 teaspoon(s)
  • Ground cumin, 3 teaspoon(s)
  • Dried oregano, 1 teaspoon(s)
  • Tomato paste, no added salt, 3 tablespoon(s)
  • Beef liquid stock, salt-reduced, 1½ cup(s)
  • Tomatoes, diced, canned, any type, 1 400g can(s)
  • Red kidney beans, canned, drained, 1 400g can(s) (drained)
  • Avocado, 120 g, diced
  • Tomato, 2 medium, finely diced
  • Red onion, 1 medium, finely diced
  • Sour cream, light (18% fat), 4 tablespoon(s)
  • Coriander, 3 tablespoon(s) chopped


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook the onion for 2–3 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and beef and cook, stirring to break up any lumps with the back of a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until the meat is browned. Stir in the chilli powder, paprika, cumin and oregano and cook for 1–2 minutes or until fragrant.
  2. Add the tomato paste, stock, tomato and beans and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 40 minutes or until thickened and cooked through. Season to taste.
  3. Combine the avocado, tomato and red onion in a medium bowl.
  4. Divide the chilli beef among four bowls and top each portion with a little avocado salad, a tablespoon of sour cream and a sprinkling of coriander. Serve with rice from your daily bread allowance.

Nutrition facts per serve
Makes 4 serves

Note: If food units vary from the book, be guided by the following food units.

Meat & Protein 2
Bread & Cereals0
Healthy Fats & Oils2.5
Protein42.3 g
Total fat27.5 g
- Saturated fat9.8 g
Total carbohydrates22.7 g
- Total sugars13.7 g
Fibre10.9 g
Sodium724 mg