Super speedy chilli

Super speedy chilli

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins


Serves 4
This spicy Mexican beef one pot doesn't need hours of simmering- whip it up in a flash for a cosy night in

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze mince only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal876
  • fat37g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs92g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre10g
  • protein42g
  • salt2.9g
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  • 180g jar fiery chilli pesto (we used Sacla)



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 450g lean beef mince
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 2 red peppers, sliced
  • 400g can kidney bean, drained
    Kidney beans scattered on a white surface

    Kidney beans

    kid-nee beenz

    Native to the Americas, kidney beans are so called because of their shape and come in very…

  • 8 small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 avocados, stoned and thickly sliced



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

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • reduced-fat mayonnaise, to serve


  1. Tip the pesto into a large pan with the mince and cumin, and fry for a few mins. Crumble in the stock cube, add the peppers and kidney beans, then fill the empty can with water and add this to the pan, too. Cover and simmer for 10 mins, then remove the lid and continue to cook for 5-10 mins or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from the heat and stir in the coriander.

  2. Heat the tortillas following pack instructions and serve with the chilli, avocados, onion and a dollop of mayo.

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22nd Oct, 2016
Quick, Easy and very tasty. Thank you :)
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6th Apr, 2013
Ok, but there's no way the sauce can be reduced down in 5-10 minutes. It took meine best part of 25 mins thus negating the 'super-speedy' in the title. For full blog and picture go to
13th Jan, 2013
Great reward for the amount of effort...
16th Nov, 2012
Not bad, even for me as a spice-aphobe! Agree with others it would be nice with rice, although enjoyed it just as much in wraps. Partner and I would definitely make this again.
21st Apr, 2012
actually really rather enjoyed this - used it with rice rather than the tortillas - also added a small tin tomato puree.
Frantic Flapjack
11th Apr, 2012
My student son made this for us for dinner and said it was so easy to make he will try it when back at uni. Not easy to eat in wraps though! Maybe rice would have been better.
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