Mexican Bean Mix

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Mexican Bean Mix
This Mexican-style bean mix is a delicious family staple. It’s easy to make and it’s versatile. Make tacos, nachos, Vegie burgers, Bean Rolls or serve on rice.
Cuisine Mexican Tucker
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine Mexican Tucker
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop the onions. Cook over medium heat in a large saucepan with a little olive oil, stirring often.
  2. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Chop the capsicum into 1/2 inch pieces.
  3. Finely mince the stalks and roots of the coriander if you have it. It's not essential, but it makes the flavours really fresh and alive.
  4. When the onions are soft, add the coriander roots, minced garlic, chopped capsicum and one or two finely chopped red chilies if you like. Stir in with a little salt and cook for a minute or two.
  5. Add ½ a teaspoon each of ground coriander and cumin, ¼ of a teaspoon of chili powder (more or less to taste) and the mustard.
  6. Stir constantly once the spices are added, until they begin to stick to the pan. Add a splash of vinegar to deglaze.
  7. Add a bottle of tomato passata, puree or a can of chopped tomatoes.
  8. Add some of the rinsed beans, tomato puree, tinned tomatoes and/or a dollop of tomato paste. Stir it all together.
  9. Chop the coriander leaves and stir through with the sugar and vinegar.
  10. Add the rest of the beans and tomatoes, and stir through. (If the beans are added all at once, the temperature of the sauce drops and it's easier to burn to the bottom of the pan.)
  11. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and cook with the lid on for at least 20 minutes, but preferably an hour or so, stirring occasionally.
  12. This basic mixture is fantastic for tacos, bean rolls, nachos or just served on rice with some good chilli sauce and a dollop of sour cream.