Beef & Bean Burritos

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Tortillas with a spiced beef mince, tomato and kidney bean filling. Kidney beans are a good source of iron which the vitamin C in tomatoes will help you absorb.


  • 500g of minced beef
  • 400g of tinned red kidney beans, drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes (approx 100g each), coarsely chopped
  • 2 little gem lettuce, shredded
  • 1 medium onion (approx 185g), finely chopped
  • 120g of cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8 plain flour tortilla wraps
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 11/2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp crushed chillies
  • Serves: 4
  • Course: Main Course
  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 25 mins
  • Price per person: £1.93
  • Store cupboard: Typical
  • Calories per serving: 896
  • 5-a-day per serving: 2.1
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  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Add the chilli powder and crushed chillies and fry for 1 minute.
  2. Add the mince and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until browned. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, kidney beans and 150ml water and simmer, for 10-15 minutes, or until the sauce develops a thicker consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Warm the tortilla wraps according to the packet instructions. Spoon the burrito filling onto the tortillas and top with the lettuce and cheese. Roll up the wraps and serve.

Cook's tips

This dish is mildly spiced, add more chilli powder and crushed chillies if you prefer your food spicier.

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