Tex-Mex Baked Potatoes with Chilli

Tex-Mex Baked Potatoes with Chilli

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Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 1 hour

Serves 4

A great way to spice up baked potatoes – cover with chilli bean sauce then serve with sour cream.

Nutritional Value per serving-
Calories 137kcal/573kj; Protein 13.5g; Carbohydrate 11.1g of which sugars 5g; Fat 4.5g of which saturates 2.3g; Salt 218mg


2 large potatoes 15ml/1 tbsp oil, plus extra for rubbing 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 small onion, chopped ½ small red pepper, seeded and chopped 225g/8 oz lean minced beef ½ small fresh red chilli, seeded and chopped 5ml/1 tsp ground cumin Pinch of cayenne pepper 200g/7 oz tin chopped tomatoes 30ml/2 tbsp tomato purée 2.5ml/ ½ tsp dried oregano 2.5ml/ ½ tsp dried marjoram 200g/7 oz tin red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 15ml/1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander 60ml/4 tbsp sour cream Salt and freshly ground black pepper Chopped fresh parsley, to garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 220’C/200’C Fan/425’F/Gas 7. Rub the potatoes all over with a little oil and pierce with a skewer. Bake them on the top shelf of the oven for about 1 hour until cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and fry the garlic, onion and pepper gently for about 4-5 minutes, until softened.
  3. Add the beef and cook over a medium heat, stirring, until browned all over. Stir in the chilli, cumin, cayenne pepper, tomatoes, tomato purée, oregano and marjoram, then add 60ml/ 4 tbsp water.
  4. Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove the lid, stir in the kidney beans and cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the chopped fresh coriander.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
  7. Cut the baked potatoes in half and place them in serving bowls. Top with the chilli mixture and a dollop of soured cream, then garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Serve immediately.

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