Mexican Beef Bowls with Charred Sweetcorn and Chunky Salsa

Mexican Beef Bowls with Charred Sweetcorn and Chunky Salsa

Ready in 40 minutes Serves 4
This dish most recently appeared in My Gluten Free (5 Nights For 4) on Sunday, February 24, 2019.



  • 1½ cups basmati rice
  • 2¼ cups water


  • 2 corn cobs
  • 1 pack GF hickory salt (optional, adults)


  • 1 tomato
  • ½ telegraph cucumber


  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 pack beef mince
  • 1 pack GF Mexican spices
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup water

To Serve

  • ½ iceberg lettuce
  • 125g sour cream


  1. Cook rice Preheat BBQ hot plate to medium-high (if using). Bring a full kettle to the boil. Combine rice, water and a pinch of salt in a pot and bring to the boil. Once boiling, cover with a lid and reduce to lowest heat to cook for 12 minutes. Turn off the heat and steam, still covered, for 8 more minutes. Do not lift lid during cooking. Fluff up with a fork and cover to keep warm.
  2. Prep corn Peel corn and cut each cob into 3. Place corn cobs in a heat-proof bowl and cover with boiling water. Cover and set aside for about 5 minutes, until bright yellow and tender. Drain well.
  3. Prep salsa While corn cooks, dice tomato and cucumber 2cm. Add to a bowl with a drizzle of vinegar and oil. Toss to coat and season to taste. Thinly slice lettuce.
  4. Cook beef Finely dice onion. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large deep fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook onion for 2-3 minutes until softened, increase heat to high, add beef and cook, stirring for about 5 minutes, until browned. Add Mexican spices and cook, stirring, for 1 minute, until fragrant. Stir through canned tomatoes, water and ½ tsp salt. Bring to a simmer, then cook for 8-10 minutes, until thickened but still saucy. Season to taste
  5. Cook corn Heat a drizzle of oil in a second fry-pan on medium-high heat and cook corn for about 6 minutes, turning regularly, until lightly charred. Sprinkle with hickory salt (for adults). Alternatively, cook corn on BBQ.
  6. Serve rice, beef, corn, salsa, lettuce and sour cream in bowls.

Nutritional Information

Energy 2578 kj
616 kcal
Protein 32.4g
Carbohydrate 51.9g
Fat 30.1g