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Beef and bean burritos


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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small brown onion
  • finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • crushed
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 red capsicum
  • chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup beef stock
  • 300g can red kidney beans
  • drained
  • rinsed
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • chopped
  • 8 flour tortillas (see note)
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • sour cream and salad leaves
  • to serve


servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°C. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add mince. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until browned.

Step 2

Add cumin, paprika and chilli powder. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add tomatoes, capsicum, tomato paste and stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Stir in beans and coriander.

Step 3

Warm tortillas following directions on packet. Divide beef mixture between tortillas. Spread along centre of tortillas. Roll up to enclose filling. Place in a large, greased baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese.

Step 4

Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese melts and burritos start to brown. Serve with sour cream and salad leaves.

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