Mexican Beans

Mexican Beans

Mexican beans

Mexican beans

Quick info

  • Recipe difficulty - easy
  • Preparation time - 10 minutes
  • Cooking time - 20 minutes
  • Serves - 4
  • Dietary - Vegetarian Vegan Gluten free Dairy free
  • Allergens -


This recipe for Mexican inspired beans is great for a warming and flavourful breakfast or lunch, try them alongside our Spanish tortilla recipe for a flavour and protein packed meal.

Preparing these instead of using shop bought beans, means you control what goes in them, so they are low in salt and free from added sugars.


  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 x 400g tins kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or crushed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable (rapeseed) oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree


  • Chopping board
  • Garlic crusher
  • Knife
  • Medium saucepan
  • Wooden spoon


Step 1

Over a medium heat, heat the oil in a medium sized saucepan

Step 2

Add the onion and fry for 2 minutes while stirring, add the garlic and fry for a further minute

Step 3

Stir in the spices, then add the chopped tomatoes and kidney beans

Step 4

Turn the heat down a little and allow to simmer for around 15 minutes until the liquid has reduced with a thicker consistency

Nutrition per serving portion (serves 4)

Each portion provides on average

Energy 736kj 176kcal 8.8%

Fat 5.1g 7%

Saturates 0.42g 2%

Carbohydrates 45.0g 45%

Sugars 0.07g 0%

Salt 0.02g 0%

Protein 10.07g Med

Fibre 10.7g High

Food Value





Vitamin a

Vitamin c


Plant Based Protein

The kidney beans in the recipe are a good source of protein and dietary fibre which help to keep us feeling fuller for longer.

Beneficial Pytonutrients

Cooked tomatoes are a rich source of the phytonutrient lycopene, which is known to have positive effects on some cardiovacular disease risk factors.

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