Budget friendly Mexican Bean Bowl

Jacqueline Alwill

Brown Paper Nutrition


Serves 4-6

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 brown onion, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic
3 cups (420g) frozen corn
1x 400g tin Black beans (rinsed and drained, BPA free)
1x 400g tin lentils (rinsed and drained, BPA free)
1x 400g tin kidney beans (rinsed and drained, BPA free)
1-2 tsp Mexican spice blend
70g / 4tbsp tomato paste
1 cup water
400g brown rice

Added extras optional : 1/4 bunch coriander (leaves and stalks chopped), jalapenos, 1-2 avocado

Cook rice to absorption method, cover and set aside. Heat large frypan on medium heat, then add extra virgin olive oil, onion and garlic and cook stirring for 5-6 minutes. Add corn, and all the tinned beans with the spice mix, tomato paste and water and cook 15-20 minutes, on a simmer, stirring throughout. Spoon rice into bowls, top with mexican bean mix and tuck in!

Total cost of recipe under $10 and serves 6!!!!!! (As at August 2023)

Cost per serve (based on 6 person serve) : $1.66
*This does not include avocado / jalapeno / coriander