Chilli Beef Casserole

    55 minutes

    A quick easy, reasonably low fat, recipe which has a great taste. A bit like nachos lite meets chilli con carne! Can be prepared ahead to 'oven' stage then frozen. The meat and bean mixture would also make a good pie filling.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 375g lean beef mince
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 large onions, chopped
    • 1 medium green capsicum, chopped
    • 1/4 cup frozen peas
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli flakes
    • 1 can (425g) tomatoes
    • 1/4 cup tomato paste
    • 1 can red kidney beans
    • 1 can corn kernels
    • 4 corn tortillas cut into quarters
    • 1/3 cup grated fat reduced cheese

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a medium casserole dish.
    2. In a frypan over medium heat, cook the mince until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a separate frypan over medium heat, and cook the onions until tender. Mix in the capsicum and peas, and season with chilli powder and red chilli flakes. Stir the cooked mince, tomatoes and tomato paste into the mixture. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes. Mix in the kidney beans and corn.
    4. Spoon 1/2 the frypan mixture into the prepared casserole dish, and top with 1/2 the tortilla quarters. Spoon the remaining mixture on top.
    5. Cover and bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cover, and top with remaining tortillas and cheese. Continue cooking 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

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    Absolutly yummy dinner. So easy to make and i put half a cup of peas but even a cup would be good...............  -  04 Jul 2011


    I omited the pea's, they do not have the correct texture. Instead of kidney beans, I used a can of black beans. Kidney beans are to big and overpowering, black beans are just right.  -  01 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a very good, quick recipe. I even messed up and used tomato sauce instead of paste, but it still came out tasting very good. My husband didn't care for the kidney beans in it, but he doesn't like any type of bean. We really enjoyed the "mexican" taste and I will be making it many times in the future. Thanks for sharing!  -  28 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)