Recipes by Di Swann
Red kidney beans are a convenient way to make your meat dishes go further. Add them to mince recipes, soups, stews and casseroles to make the meal go further, whilst also bumping up the protein and dietary fibre.
1. Heat a dash of oil In a heavy-based frying-pan and brown mince with the onion over high heat.
2. Reduce heat. Add Wattie’s Mexican Creations Nachos Simmer Sauce and the drained Wattie’s Red Kidney Beans. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until the mince is cooked.
3. Spread the nacho chips over an oven-proof dish. Spoon over meat and bean sauce. Scatter with grated cheese.
4. Place under a pre-heated grill until the cheese melts. Serve garnished with a dollop of sour cream if wished.
* Nacho sauce is suitable for creating a Taco or Quesadilla filling too.
* Mexican sauce is also slow cooker friendly. Cook on a low heat for 4 hours, or in an oven-proof dish at 160°C for 1½ - 2 hours, adding the beans ½ an hour before the end of cooking.
* Replace beef mince with chicken or lamb.
* To make a vegetarian option replace the meat with an extra can of kidney beans or 300g diced vegetables.