Mexican Bean Bake

This Mexican bean bake is such a delicious quick healthy meal. It’s stuffed full of protein, dietary fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s ready on the family table in less than one hour. Let the tastes and flavours of Mexico permeate your kitchen and taste buds!

This Mexican bean bake is such a delicious quick healthy meal. It’s stuffed full of protein, dietary fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s ready on the family table in less than one hour.

Hello Mexican bean bake, hello folks, how have you “bean”?

I crack myself up. 😆

But seriously folks, it’s pretty much “bean” all about beans this month hasn’t it?

I mean first you had the cheesy cauliflower and white bean soup, then the bean and tomato stew and now this delicious Mexican bean bake!

This Mexican bean bake is such a delicious quick healthy meal. It’s stuffed full of protein, dietary fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s ready on the family table in less than one hour.

If you were to ask me which bean recipe I liked best, I’d struggle to answer that one because they’re perfect for all their occasions.

Here with this Mexican bean bake though, the combination of Mexican tastes and flavours, the vibrant colours and ingredients, offer such a unique taste sensation.

And then there’s the golden cheesy topping. Looks calorific doesn’t it? Nope, it’s only 356 calories per portion.

Ok, so let’s get on with the recipe, and then I can waffle on divulge to you some more information about what’s so great about this Mexican bean bake.

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This Mexican bean bake is such a delicious quick healthy meal. It’s stuffed full of protein, dietary fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s ready on the family table in less than one hour.
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Mexican Bean Bake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hrs
 
This Mexican bean bake is such a delicious quick healthy meal. It’s stuffed full of protein, dietary fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s ready on the family table in less than one hour.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 356 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 g lean turkey mince
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 gloves garlic finely chopped
  • 50 g frozen sweetcorn
  • 300 g can drained pinto beans
  • 300 g can drained black eye beans
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 40 g chopped green jalapenos from a jar
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • 1 medium sized red chilli pepper seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 medium sized green chilli pepper seeds removed, chopped
  • 50 g full fat grated cheese
  • 50 g half fat grated cheese
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C Fan.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan.
  3. Add the turkey mince, stir until browned, and then remove from the saucepan with a slotted spoon leaving the oil in the pan.
  4. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and sauté in the remaining oil for 3 – 4 minutes.
  5. Add the sweetcorn, pinto beans, black eye beans, chopped tomatoes, jalapenos, spices and chopped chilli peppers stir and cook for a further 4 minutes.
  6. Add back the cooked turkey mince, stir everything together for a couple of minutes, season with freshly ground salt and pepper.
  7. Empty the saucepan contents into a large casserole dish, mix and spread the two cheeses evenly over the top
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until cheese is golden brown on top
  9. Remove from the oven, allow to cool a little and sprinkle the chopped coriander over the top before serving.
Recipe Notes

Suggested serving with iceberg lettuce and tomatoes.


Nutrition Facts
Mexican Bean Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.5g 24%
Saturated Fat 5.4g 27%
Cholesterol 74.5mg 25%
Sodium 379.9mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 28.6g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7.7g 31%
Sugars 4.2g
Protein 28.2g 56%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 25%
Iron 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Mexican bean bake is such a delicious quick healthy meal. It’s stuffed full of protein, dietary fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. With a light tasty cheesy topping it’s ready on the family table in less than one hour!

I bet that you can substitute the pinto beans and black eye beans here for other kinds of beans too. I’ve cooked with those particular kinds of bean here, to keep a “Mexican” theme to the recipe.

But, I’d love to hear your suggestion for variations in the comments below?

This Mexican bean bake is such a delicious quick healthy meal. It’s stuffed full of protein, dietary fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s ready on the family table in less than one hour.

What’s so great about this Mexican Bean Bake?

  • A quarter of your daily recommended vitamin C in one serving.
  • A quarter of your daily recommended calcium and iron in one serving
  • Pinto beans are extremely low fat and an excellent source of protein and fibre.
  • Black eye beans are good for keeping your blood pressure healthy, helping to lower your risk of heart disease.
  • The recipe makes 6 portions and is ideal for freezing too.
  • Lady Lynne says “it’s totally yummy and I want to eat it every day”!

And now maybe we’ll take a short break on the bean front. Or will we………. ? 😉

Well folks, that’s me for this week. Thanks for your time in keeping up with me, that makes all the difference!

Keep your fingers crossed for myself and Liam as we hope to head to the mountains this Saturday to climb Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin. And maybe there’ll be some photographs of that expedition later next week, weather permitting as always!

Tuesday’s recipe? Well I’ve been working on my first really easy quick healthy spiralizer recipe, so please check back then for that.

Have a great weekend yourselves! 😀

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Comments

  1. Wow this looks really good, thank you for sharing. I’ve been craving Mexican food lately so this might be the perfect thing!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Hollie! 🙂

      Yeah, I must admit that since the making of this Mexican bean bake I’ve more than been dabbling in a few other Mexican delights too!

  2. It’s currently 5:30 am and you have me craving Mexican food — quite the feat considering I’m all about the sweet stuff in the morning! But seriously, Mexican is probably my favourite cuisine ever. There’s never a bad time for it 😀
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Good morning Amanda!

      5.30am? That’s just about the time I start craving my porridge fruits and honey. So I can understand totally the need for sweet stuff in the morning. I’ve never been able to give up that glob of honey on top of my pile of blueberries on my porridge!

      But, I seriously don’t see anything wrong with having a great big slice of this either. It would certainly “fire” you up for the day 😉

  3. Mexican food (is (just about) always a good idea. I LOVE Mexican spices and peppers. BRING THE HEAT
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Yeah, I thought you would like Mexican food! You being a regular visitor there! 😉

      I’m away to listen to your podcast. 🙂

  4. Yum! This is right up my alley! I love anything Mexican!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Just added “must do more Mexican” to my recipe list! 🙂

      Thanks Julie, seems to be a really popular theme, and I like to please! 😀

  5. Wow, this looks really good! Mexican is one of my favorites.
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  6. I’m still sipping on my coffee and eating my eggs and now all I want is a big bowl of this Mexican goodness!
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  7. You are hilarious Neil 😉 Hahahhahaha!
    Beany goodness deserves all the love and laughs though!!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Oh there’s so many more awful jokes where that came from Rebecca. 🙂

      I’m glad you see past them and like my beany goodness 😀


  8. I’d ike to dig my fork into this PRE-CHEESED 😉
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      And you would love it GiGi.

      I had to stop myself scooping forks of the bean filling out of the casserole dish before I put the light cheese topping on. So delicious! 🙂

  9. Great looking recipe!


  10. Anything Mexican that is covered in cheese is perfect for me. I am in cheese a cheese mood at the moment. I also love pinto beans, I think they are my favourite, but I can’t bring myself to decide on my favourite bean.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I am a lover of cheese covered things too.

      However, not as much as Lynne. The two of you would get on famously 😉


  11. I love Mexican food, and this bean bake looks so delicious! I love the fact that it’s a one-dish meal – no side dish needed! The layer of cheese and all these spices – that’s an explosion of flavor!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I just love making up quick healthy meals like this!

      Not only is there less hassle in the kitchen overall with one-dish meals like this, but there’s also certainly less washing up.

      Thanks for your comment Melanie. 😀

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