6 People

20 minutes


Lori Granito
Go Gourmet

Skillet taco


450g (1 can) kidney beans, drained
450g minced beef
80g cheese, grated
1 green chilli, deseeded and chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, deseeded and chopped
180ml sour cream
1 tablespoon oil
¾ teaspoon chilli powder
¾ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon garlic powder


Frying pan
Small bowl
Chopping board
Sharp knife


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the frying pan. Add the beef and onion. Cook for 5 minutes until the meat is brown. Drain any excess liquid from the pan.
  2. Add the beans, green chilli and garlic powder. Cook for 4 minutes until heated through.
  3. Mix the sour cream, ground cumin and chilli powder in a small bowl.
  4. Place the beef into a serving dish. Top with the sour cream and chopped tomato. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve.

   Cooking Tips

  • This versatile taco recipe can be served with taco shells, tortilla chips, flour tortillas or rice. When serving with tacos or tortillas, add shredded lettuce and salsa.
  • Refried or black beans can be used in place of the kidney beans.
  • Stretch this recipe by adding a can of sweet corn and some chopped black olives.
  • For a spicier dish, add some jalapenos or cayenne pepper in step 2.

Nutrition Advice

  • A simple rinsing process can reduce the fat content of cooked minced beef.
  • Canned vegetables and legumes often contain high amounts of sodium. Buying those with no added salt helps reduce sodium intake.
  • Regular sour cream can be very high in fat and calories. Switch to a fat-free version to cut calories and fat intake.