Jacket potato with Mexican beef and beans


Are you in the mood for a warm, hearty, and nutritious meal? Look no further than a Jacket potato with Mexican beef and beans. This fusion dish combines the comforting texture of a baked potato with the bold, spicy flavours of Mexican cuisine. It’s a fantastic option for a filling lunch or a satisfying dinner, packed full of delicious ingredients and nutrients.

Ingredients for your Jacket potato with Mexican beef and beans

To serve two, you’ll need:

– 2 large baking potatoes (900g)
– 1 tablespoon of olive oil (15ml)
– 1 onion, finely chopped (150g)
– 1 red pepper, chopped (160g)
– 1 garlic clove, minced
– 1 teaspoon of chilli powder (5g)
– 1 teaspoon of cumin (5g)
– 200g of lean minced beef
– 1 can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed (400g)
– 1 can of chopped tomatoes (400g)
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 1 ripe avocado, diced
– A handful of fresh coriander, chopped
– 1 lime, juiced

Preparation and Cooking Time

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes


Serves 2

Nutritional Facts 

Per serving, the Jacket potato with Mexican beef and beans provides:

– Calories: 675 kcal
– Protein: 32g
– Fat: 30g
– Carbohydrates: 80g
– Fiber: 18g

Instructions to get the best of Jacket potato with Mexican beef and beans

Here’s how you prepare this delectable dish:

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (392°F). Prick the potatoes all over with a fork, then rub with a little oil and salt.
2. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour or until crisp and golden on the outside, and soft on the inside.
3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion, pepper, and garlic, and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
4. Stir in the chilli powder and cumin, then add the minced beef. Cook until browned.
5. Add the kidney beans and tomatoes to the pan. Season with salt and pepper, then simmer for 15 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
6. Cut a cross into the top of each baked potato. Push the sides inwards to open up the potato, then spoon in the beef and bean mixture.
7. Top each potato with diced avocado, a sprinkle of chopped coriander, and a squeeze of lime juice.


1. For a crispier potato skin, rub the potatoes with a bit of salt before baking.
2. You can add a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream on top for extra creaminess.
3. To reduce cooking time, you can microwave the potatoes for 5 minutes before baking.

Serving Suggestions

Jacket potato with Mexican beef and beans is best enjoyed hot, straight from the oven. You can serve it alongside a fresh green salad, or just on its own. Remember to squeeze some extra lime for that tangy punch.

Concluding Thoughts

With a Jacket potato with Mexican beef and beans, you’re not just getting a meal. You’re experiencing a feast of flavours, textures, and nutrients. It’s the perfect dish for those who crave hearty comfort food with a twist. So, why wait? Give it a try and let this fusion dish surprise your taste buds! After all, at AH7, we’re all about creating healthy, nutritious meals that are also a delight to eat. Enjoy your cooking journey!

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