Help get NZ cooking: Easy mexican mince
There are so many things to do with mince, but I tend to do the same things over and over, so I'm trying to branch out.
NEED TO KNOW
|Type of dish||Mexican|
|Cooking time||<30 min|
|Serves/makes||4 or more|
If you don't cook Mexican regularly, give it a go. It's much easier than you'd think and the flavours are amazing.
Yes, you can go out and purchase a packet of pre-made powder, but here is a recipe which you may have all the ingredients for already. As a bonus it's much lower in salt, preservatives and is also cheaper.
|1 Onion, finely diced|
|1 clove Garlic, crushed|
|500g Mince (best quality you can afford)|
|1 teaspoons hot ground Chilli|
|1 teaspoon Paprika|
|2 teaspoons Ground Cumin|
|1 tablespoon Beef Stock|
|2 teaspoons dried Coriander OR 1 handful fresh|
|1 can chopped Tomatoes|
|1 tablespoon Flour|
|1 can Kidney Beans, drained and well rinsed|
|Salad ingredients of your choice|
|1. Brown half a finely diced onion and one clove of crushed garlic (or 1 tsp if it's out of a jar) in a wok or deep frying pan.
2. Add 500 grams of premium mince and cook until the mince is browned.
3. Stir together 2 tsp hot ground chilli, 1 tsp paprika, 2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tbs beef stock. A generous grind of black pepper, 2 tsp dried coriander or a handful of fresh coriander. These measurements are just a guideline, so adjust them according to your taste.
4. Add to the wok and fry off the spices, then add a can of chopped tomatoes and a dash of hot water with a heaped tablespoon of flour mixed into it. The flour helps the sauce to thicken up.
5. You can also add a can of drained kidney beans to bulk the meal up.
6. While this is cooking and reducing prepare your salad. I grate cheese and carrots, shred lettuce, cube tomatoes, rip up some coriander leaves and take some corn out of the freezer, put in a mug and cover with boiling water for a few minutes until hot.
7. You'll know the mince is ready when most of the juices have evaporated so if you were to put the mince in a wrap you wouldn't have it running everywhere.
The beauty about this meal is you can have it with whatever you have in the cupboard.
You can put it in taco shells, in a wrap, cook rice for with it or have it just with the salad. You can also serve with salsa and sour cream if that's what you like.
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