Mexican bean bake. Stuffed full of protein, fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. On the table in less than one hour. Let the tastes and flavours of Mexico permeate your kitchen and taste buds!
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!
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 why this Mexican bean bake is good for you!
Why This Mexican Bean Bake Is Good For You
- 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.
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Mexican bean bake. Stuffed full of protein, fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. On the table in less than one hour.
Mexican Bean Bake Recipe
Why not substitute the pinto beans and black eye beans here for other kinds of tinned beans if you can't get those or fancy a change!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Mexican Bean Bake Recipe
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- 1 tablespoon 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 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon chilli powder
- ½ teaspoon 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 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander
- Freshly ground salt and pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 180C Fan.
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan.
- Add the turkey mince, stir until browned, and then remove from the saucepan with a slotted spoon leaving the oil in the pan.
- Add the onion and garlic to the pan and sauté in the remaining oil for 3 – 4 minutes.
- Add the sweetcorn, pinto beans, black eye beans, chopped tomatoes, jalapenos, spices and chopped chilli peppers stir and cook for a further 4 minutes.
- Add back the cooked turkey mince, stir everything together for a couple of minutes, season with freshly ground salt and pepper.
- Empty the saucepan contents into a large casserole dish, mix and spread the two cheeses evenly over the top
- Place in the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until cheese is golden brown on top
- Remove from the oven, allow to cool a little and sprinkle the chopped coriander over the top before serving.
Wow this looks really good, thank you for sharing. I've been craving Mexican food lately so this might be the perfect thing!
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!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
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 😀
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 😉
Susie @ SuzLyfe
Mexican food (is (just about) always a good idea. I LOVE Mexican spices and peppers. BRING THE HEAT
Yeah, I thought you would like Mexican food! You being a regular visitor there! 😉
I'm away to listen to your podcast. 🙂
Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Yum! This is right up my alley! I love anything Mexican!
Just added "must do more Mexican" to my recipe list! 🙂
Thanks Julie, seems to be a really popular theme, and I like to please! 😀
Wow, this looks really good! Mexican is one of my favorites.
Thank you Emily. Yes I have to say my love of Mexican food is certainly growing too! 🙂
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
I'm still sipping on my coffee and eating my eggs and now all I want is a big bowl of this Mexican goodness!
One virtual big bowl of Mexican goodness on it's way over to you Megan! Thanks! 😉
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
You are hilarious Neil 😉 Hahahhahaha!
Beany goodness deserves all the love and laughs though!!
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 😀
I'd ike to dig my fork into this PRE-CHEESED 😉
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! 🙂
Great looking recipe!
Thank you Marissa. It's great tasting too. 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
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.
I am a lover of cheese covered things too.
However, not as much as Lynne. The two of you would get on famously 😉
Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
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!
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. 😀
This looks delicious Neil and yes beans are definitely a favvvv of mine too. love love Mexican food! Nice job here with the black eye beans!
Thanks Cathy. Lynne and I both love Mexican food. We've never visited Mexico yet but hope to do so one day!