• ½ Pack (200g) Lean Minced Beef
  • 2 Small (120g) Onions
  • 2 (6g) Garlic Cloves or 10g Garlic Puree
  • 2 Tins (800g) Chopped or Plum Tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoons (3g) Chilli Powder
  • 1 (160g) Red Pepper
  • 5 Large Sized (100g) Mushrooms
  • 1 Tins (400g) Kidney Beans
  • 1 Pinch (1g) Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon (10g) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Mug (300g) Easy Cook Rice

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.


  1. Peel and chop the onions, slice the mushrooms and the pepper. Finely chop or crush the peeled garlic.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the onion.
  3. When the onions start to turn brown add the mince, browning it over a gentle heat, and stir continuously to stop it from sticking.
  4. Add the garlic, then add chopped tomatoes and chilli powder, bring the sauce to the boil then cover and lower the heat and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes. If using plum tomatoes, chop them up using a spoon when in the pan. Give the sauce a good stir from time to time.
  5. Meanwhile bring two mugs of water to the boil, add the rice and follow instructions on the packet for cooking.
  6. While the rice is cooking add the red pepper and sliced mushrooms to the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the drained kidney beans and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  8. Add black pepper to taste and serve with rice.

Cost Saver Tips

This is one of those recipes where you can make a large batch and then freeze it for later in the week. Rice shouldn't be kept for longer than 24 hours and should only be reheated once.

Tips for Kids

You can try this with different vegetables. If the kids aren't keen, chop the veg into small pieces and they might not notice them! If they're not keen on rice you could serve this with a baked potato instead. Or you could try brown rice to increase their fibre intake. You could also try using fresh chillis or additional spices such as cumin.

Nutritional Information

Based on a single serving of 533g (% of an adult's reference intake)


488 kcals ( 24 %)

1,908 kJ ( 24 %)


1.5 g ( 8 %)


89.7 g ( %)


11.2 g ( 12 %)


0.2 g ( 1 %)

Detailed nutritional information

Per 100g Per 533g serving
Energy Kcals 92 488
Energy Kj 358 1,908
Protein 4.5 g 23.8 g
Total Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g 1.5 g
Carbohydrates 16.8 g 89.7 g
Total Sugars 2.1 g 11.2 g
NSP Fibre 1.1 g 6 g
Sodium 19 mg 100 mg
Salt 0 g 0.2 g

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