Mexican Chilli Beef Bowl with Refried Beans

Mexican Chilli Beef Bowl with Refried Beans

Ready in 35 minutes Serves 4
This dish most recently appeared in Fresh Start (5 Nights For 4) on Sunday, February 24, 2019.



  • ¾ red onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pack chilli spices
  • 1 pack lean ground beef
  • 250g frozen corn
  • 1 cup chicken stock

Refried Beans

  • 1 can refried black beans, drained
  • ½ tsp vinegar
  • ½ clove garlic, minced


  • 1 pack salsa dressing
  • 1 tomato, diced 1cm
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 capsicum, diced 1cm

To Serve

  • 1 lettuce, cut in half and leaves separated
  • ¼ cup lite sour cream
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Prep & cook chilli. Heat 1 tsp oil in a fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic with a pinch of salt for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until starting to soften. Add chilli spices and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  2. Add beef to pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, breaking beef up as it cooks. Add remaining Mexican chilli ingredients along with ½ tsp salt, bring to a simmer and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 6-7 minutes, until sauce has thickened. Season.
  3. Prep refried beans. Combine all refried bean ingredients in a pot and heat gently until warm. Season and set aside, covered.
  4. Make salsa. Add all salsa ingredients to a bowl, toss to combine and season.
  5. Prep serving ingredients.
  6. Serve lettuce leaves topped with chilli, salsa, sour cream and refried beans. Squeeze over lemon wedges.

Nutritional Information

Energy 1869 kj
447 kcal
Protein 39.6g
Carbohydrate 30.4g
Fat 16.7g