Chilli beef with black beans and avocado salad

Chilli beef with black beans and avocado salad

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(24 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 6

Bulk out red meat with black beans to keep things a little lighter. This one-pot treat is still packed with plenty of flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal539
  • fat22g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre12g
  • protein32g
  • salt2g


  • 1 tbsp cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp hot chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 500g pack extra lean steak mince
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 1 reduced-salt beef stock cube
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • pack of 3 peppers, deseeded and diced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • large pack coriander, stalks and leaves chopped and separated
  • 2 x 400g cans black beans

For the salad and rice (to serve 2, easily doubled)

  • 250g pack wholegrain cooked rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 1 small avocado, chopped



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • small bag baby leaf salad
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • handful cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. Tip the spices into a large pan and warm for a few seconds to toast them. Add the mince and garlic, and stir, breaking down the beef as it browns. Pour in the tomatoes and a can of water, crumble in the stock cube, then stir in the tomato purée, peppers and coriander stalks.

  2. Cover the pan and cook for 15 mins. Stir in the black beans and their juice, and cook for 10 mins more until everything is tender. Meanwhile, heat the rice following pack instructions and toss the salad ingredients together. Stir the coriander leaves into the chilli and serve.

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6th Jun, 2020
I didn't put in two tablespoons of chilli powder - thought it was a typo and put two teaspoons in! It wasn't hot enough - but still delicious.
20th Aug, 2018
Delicious. Really great flavour. Like others, I found it quite hot, so served with some soured cream.
21st Feb, 2018
Really nice actually. I made this for a family get together. Salad went well although I wasn't convinced a salad would go but it did. Next time we'd add only one can of beans instead of two but overall everyone was impressed. Will definitely make again.
7th Dec, 2015
I was a bit timid about 2 x tablespoons of hot chilli powder so only used 1 and was pleased about that! Hubby added chipotle sauce to increase the heat in his so we were all happy.
28th Oct, 2014
This is the second time I've made this, and we've discovered it's much improved flavour wise with some chipotle past and brown sugar. It requires a lot more than 10 minutes to reduce down and needs the ooomp to get the depth of flavour.
14th Jun, 2014
Two tablespoons makes a very hot chilli, too spicy for some. I made a batch and froze in single portions - sauce definitely better for keeping and reheating. To take the edge off some of the heat I served it with a teaspoon of half fat creme fraiche.
7th Mar, 2014
These were amazing - a great success
7th Mar, 2014
Really enjoyed this meal. One of my fave recipes.
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18th Feb, 2014
This was very colourful and easy to make but I felt the sauce lacked depth. I would have liked it to have been richer.
27th Jan, 2014
Really easy and really tasty. I used smoked paprika rather than sweet but that was the only change I made.


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