- ½ Pack Minced Beef (200g) (Lean )
- 2 Onions (120g) (Small Sized)
- 2 Garlic Cloves (6g)
- 2 Tins Chopped Tomatoes (800g)
- 1 Teaspoons Chilli Powder (3g)
- 1 Red Pepper (160g)
- 5 Mushrooms (100g) (Large Sized)
- 1 Tins Kidney Beans (400g)
- 1 Pinch Ground Black Pepper (1g)
- 1 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil (10g)
- 1 Mugs Rice (300g)
Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.
- Peel and chop the onions, slice the mushrooms and the pepper. Finely chop or crush the peeled garlic.
- Heat oil in a pan and add the onion.
- When the onions start to turn brown add the mince, browning it over a gentle heat, and stir continuously to stop it from sticking.
- 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. Give it a good stir from time to time.
- Meanwhile bring two mugs of water to the boil, add the rice and follow instructions on the packet for cooking.
- While the rice is cooking add the red pepper and sliced mushrooms to the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add the drained kidney beans and simmer for another 5 minutes.
- 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.
Tips for Kids
Chop vegetables into small pieces.
Based on a single serving of 560g
Nutrition labels on the front of packaging
- Most of the big supermarkets and many food manufacturers display nutritional information on the front of pre-packed food.
- Front of pack nutrition labels provide information on the number of grams of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt and the amount of energy (in kJ and kcal) in a serving or portion of a recipe.
- The labels also include information about reference intakes (expressed as a percentage) which are guidelines about the approximate amount of particular nutrients and energy required for a healthy diet.
- The colour coding tells you at a glance if the food has high (red), medium (amber) or low (green) amounts of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt.
- The more greens on the label, the healthier the choice
- Amber means neither high nor low, so you can eat foods with all or mostly ambers on the label most of the time.
- Reds on the label means the food is high in that nutrient and these are the foods we should cut down on. Try to eat these foods less often and in small amounts.
Food shopping tips
If you’re trying to decide which product to choose, check to see if there's a nutrition label on the front of the pack. This will help you to quickly assess how your choices stack up. You will often find a mixture of red, amber and green colour coding for the nutrients. So when you're choosing between similar products, try to go for more greens and ambers and fewer reds if you want to make a healthier choice.