Jacket potato with Mexican beef and beans
(at time of publication)
- 4 large (200g each) brushed potatoes
- olive oil spray
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- pinch chilli flakes
- 200g lean beef mince
- 400g can no-added-salt kidney beans, rinsed, drained
- 400g can no-added-salt chopped tomatoes
- ⅓ cup grated reduced-fat cheddar
- ⅓ cup low-fat plain yoghurt, to serve
- black pepper, to serve
- 2 cups baby rocketarugulaX, to serve
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Scrub potatoes and pat dry with paper towel. Prick all over with a fork. Wrap each in foil and place on a baking tray and bake for 1 hour, or until soft when pierced with a skewer. Leave cooked potatoes to cool for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, spray a non-stick frying pan with olive oil and set over medium heat. Add onion and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until soft. Add garlic and spices. Cook, stirring, until fragrant. Add beef mince and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes, or until mince browns.
- To make filling, put beans, tomatoes and 1/3 cup water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Partially cover pan and simmer for 20 minutes, or until filling sauce thickens.
- Unwrap potatoes and discard foil. Score potato tops with a large cross and press sides to split. Spoon filling into potatoes, scatter with cheese and return to oven. Bake for 5-10 more minutes, or until filling is hot and cheese melts.
- Top each potato with a dollop of yoghurt, season with black pepper and serve with rocket.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 8g
–Saturated fat 4g
Dietary fibre 11g
Make it gluten free: Check spices are gluten free.
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