Mexican Mince Bake

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Recipe: #36856

April 27, 2021

"From our weekday newspaper The West Australian. Times are estimated."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (483.2 g)
  • Calories 813.7
  • Total Fat - 40.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 32.1 mg
  • Sodium - 756 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 102.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 10 g
  • Sugars - 41.5 g
  • Protein - 18 g
  • Calcium - 301.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 38.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to hot, 200°C.

Step 2

In a large, deep frying pan, heat oil on medium and sauté onion and corn for 3-4 minutes until tender and then add mince and brown for 4-5 minutes, breaking up any lumps.

Step 3

Stir zucchini, tomatoes, taco seasoning and stock through mince and bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Arrange half the corn chips in a baking dish and spoon mince over and top with remaining chips and cheese and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

Step 5

For the guacamole:- In a bowl, mash avocado with juice and season to taste.

Step 6

Serve with sour cream, coriander and guacamole.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose pork mince with a higher fat content for a juicier bake.
  • Select avocados that are ripe but still firm for the guacamole.

  • Substitute pork mince with beef mince. This substitution will provide a more robust flavor to the dish, and is a great way to switch up the flavor profile for a more classic Mexican dish.
  • Substitute the taco seasoning with a combination of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and oregano. This substitution will bring out the flavors of the beef mince and provide a more complex flavor profile than the taco seasoning sachet alone.

Vegetarian Mexican Mince Bake Replace pork mince with crumbled firm tofu and use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. Omit the cheese and use vegan sour cream instead of regular sour cream.

Mexican Rice: Mexican Rice is a great accompaniment to Mexican Mince Bake, as it helps to soak up the delicious flavours of the dish. It is also a great way to make the dish more filling and satisfying.

Black Bean Salad: Black Bean Salad is a great accompaniment to Mexican Mince Bake, as it adds a delicious crunchy texture and a hint of sweetness to the dish. The combination of the beans with the spices and flavours of the Mexican Mince Bake is truly delicious.


Q: How long does it take to prepare Mexican Mince Bake?

A: The preparation time for Mexican Mince Bake is approximately 15 minutes, plus 10-12 minutes of baking time.

Q: What ingredients are used in Mexican Mince Bake?

A: Mexican Mince Bake requires ground beef, onion, garlic, canned tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, oregano, red kidney beans, corn, and cheese.

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Fun facts:

The use of tacos and Mexican food in general has become increasingly popular in the United States and around the world, thanks in part to the influence of celebrity chefs like Rick Bayless, who has been credited with popularizing authentic Mexican cuisine.

The taco seasoning used in this recipe is a blend of Mexican spices that was created by the American company Old El Paso in the 1940s, and is now a staple in many Mexican recipes.