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Mexican Dinner Ideas


Mexican cuisine is a great dinner option because it's versatile, delicious and can be easily adapted to different dietary needs. It offers a wide range of options for meat lovers, vegetarians, pescatarians, gluten-free, and vegans. This variety of options makes it an easy and quick solution for a healthy dinner.


A protein-packed chili dish is a perfect hearty and warming option for cooler months, as it can provide a balance of protein and carbohydrates. The beans in the dish can help to keep you full for longer and aid in muscle repair. Mexican food is a great way to incorporate a variety of ingredients and flavors into your diet, which can make it a more enjoyable and satisfying meal option.


Mexican cuisine is a great dinner option because it's versatile, delicious and can be easily adapted to different dietary needs. It offers a wide range of options for meat lovers, vegetarians, pescatarians, gluten-free, and vegans. A protein-packed chili dish is a perfect hearty and warming option for cooler months, as it can provide a balance of protein and carbohydrates. The beans in the dish can help to keep you full for longer and aid in muscle repair. It's a quick and easy way to have a healthy and satisfying dinner.


Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • 1 large red onion

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1 sml red capsicum

  • 1 sml green capsicum

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1-2 tsp cayenne pepper (depending on how hot you like it)

  • 400g can of crushed tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

  • Large pack of mince (whether you're adding beef, turkey or a vegetarian option, this ups the protein content)

  • 400ml tin black beans

  • 400ml tin red kidney beans

  • Chilli flakes and pepper to taste

**If you notice your chill getting too thick, add some stock or water


Method

  1. Heat oil in pan

  2. Finely dice the garlic and onion and add into a pan with chopped capsicum, sauté until onions are translucent (6-8 minutes)

  3. Add in all your spice powders and mix until the onion and capsicum are coated

  4. Stir in your crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and veggie mince

  5. Drain and wash your beans before adding then bring mix to the boil before turning down the heat and simmering for 15 minutes

  6. Add chill flakes and pepper if it’s not spicy enough for you

  7. Serve with rice, quinoa, guacamole or whatever takes your fancy!

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