Mexican supper pot

Mexican supper pot

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(8 ratings)

Ready in 35-45 minutes


Easily halved
Help your kids learn to cook, with this simple one pot tasty meal - serve with tortilla chips for a hands-on meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved


  • kcal489
  • fat22g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein30g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 2 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 450g pork (or turkey) mince



    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 x 250g sachets ready-cooked Mexican rice (see tip)



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

  • a handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • plain tortilla chips, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan until hot, tip in the onion and let it sizzle and turn golden (4-5 minutes) as you stir occasionally. Add the mince and cook until it’s no longer pink, stirring to break it up and scraping the bottom of the pan so it doesn't stick. If it does, add a splash of oil.

  2. Tip the tomatoes into the mince, then fill the can with water and pour this in. Add the tomato purée, give it all a good stir and let it come to the boil. Simmer, covered, for 25 minutes to cook the mince through.

  3. Stir in the rice from both packets and let it heat through gently, then stir in the parsley. Serve with tortilla chips.

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1st Sep, 2019
30th Sep, 2018
I made this using turkey mince, adding kidney beans and some extra chilli, and served with grated cheese on top, with nachos and some French bread to the side. It was absolutely delicious! I will definitely be cooking this again. It was easy and tasty - a perfect combination!
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3rd Jun, 2017
This is a popular family meal in our household. Our 2 and 6 year olds love it. We like it best with Cool Original Doritos rather than plain tortilla chips.
19th Aug, 2015
Feel the original recipe would have been a little bland so I added chilli powder a pepper sweet corn and kidney beans and used brown rice. I was feeding two adults so halved the rice and pork Very easy and enjoyable with the tweaks and think will become a regular
20th Oct, 2014
I softened 1 red & 1 brown onion, added 2 chopped carrots, 1kg turkey mince, 2 tsps sundried tomato paste, 2 sachets mild fajita seasoning, 2 cans chopped tomatoes, 1 can sweetcorn, 2 sachets Mexican rice. Fabulous. Family winner.
31st Jul, 2013
this was so easy to make, all the family loved it, would def make again, pork mince is a nice change, i have only cooked pork mince a few times now, goes really well with mexican recipes
28th Aug, 2012
My family love this recipe - it's a great child-friendly alternative to chilli. I always add a tin of red kidney beans in chilli sauce and also use Uncle Ben's mexican style rice. Quick, easy and healthy meal which the kids enjoy - perfect!
29th Apr, 2010
I've made it for my family of 4 tonight Gemma and it did very nicely. Used Uncle Bens Mexican rice with some kidney beans added and it was lovely.
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9th Jan, 2008
Does anyone know how many servings this recipe makes?
30th Apr, 2018
I’d like to know that too x


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