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Recipe: Lazy Mexican Pork & Beans

Updated: Jan 26

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Sometimes you come home in the evening and all you want to do is flop on the couch, have someone bring you a glass of wine and hope that the dinner fairy magically appears.


Sound familiar? No judgment here, I definitely have those nights sometimes!


The good news is that cooking a decent meal doesn't need to be complicated or take hours ('bish, bash, bosh' and all that) so I thought I'd share my favourite low effort dinner that's ready in a flash.


As always, you can mix and match to suit your preferences. Don't like chickpeas? Add kidney beans instead. Prefer your own spice blend? Go for it! Not used to eating quite so many legumes? Try the recipe with just one can of legumes to begin with.


As you can probably tell, it's not the most authentic Mexican recipe. But it is quick and it is delicious!


Give it a try - I hope you like it as much as I do.


RECIPE


Ingredients

1/4 white cabbage, finely chopped

1 tsp oil

1 tsp butter

500g pork mince

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/3 packet of Mexican seasoning (e.g. burrito, fajita, taco)

Salt and pepper to taste


Methods

1. Add butter and oil to a large pan or wok on a medium-high heat and add cabbage, cooking for a few minutes until soft and slightly golden. Remove cabbage from pan.


2. Add pork mince and Mexican seasoning to pan and cook for about 5 minutes, until the meat is browned all over but not quite fuilly cooked.


3. Add the black beans and chickpeas and mix well.


4. Return the cabbage to the pan with the pork and mix through, ensuring that the pork mince is fully cooked.


5. Season to taste and serve with a side of your favourite veg.



Nutrition info

Serves 4


Energy 1467kJ (346kcal)

Protein 35g

Fat 14g

- of which saturated 5.0g

Carbohydrates 17g

- of which sugars 2.1g

Dietary Fibre 8.3g

Sodium 554mg




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