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One Pot Mexican Beef and Beans - Savor the flavors of this easy beef recipe. Made in one pot and absolutely perfect for busy weeknights- by Mama Maggie's Kitchen
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One Pot Mexican Beef and Beans

One Pot Mexican Beef and Beans - Savor the flavors of this easy beef recipe. Made in one pot and absolutely perfect for busy weeknights- by Mama Maggie's Kitchen
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 304kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 can of pinto beans drained
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 4 to matoes finely diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeño finely diced
  • 1 Knorr Caldo con sabor de Res bouillon cube
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-2 laurel leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cilantro optional
  • Cheddar Cheese shredded (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet.
  • Add onion and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add tomato, green pepper, a pinch of salt and pepper, and jalapeño.
  • Cook for 1 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Lower the heat, cover, and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from pan. Set aside.
  • Add remaining oil to the pan.
  • Return flame to medium heat.
  • Add ground beef, salt, and pepper. Break up the meat with your spatula. Cook until no longer pink.
  • Drain excess fat.
  • Add pinto beans, tomato and pepper mixture, garlic, cumin, paprika, thyme, Knorr bouillon, water, and laurel leaves.
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Top with cilantro and cheese, if using.
  • Serve with tortillas.
  • Enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1070IU | Vitamin C: 30.9mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2.4mg