Beef & Bean Burrito Bake – Bread Free!! (Pinch of Nom Recipe)

I have another yummy recipe to share with you that I can’t take the credit for but it was well worth the share! A twist on the traditional Mexican burrito baked with lots of gooey cheese, packed full of protein and “good” carbs – a perfect recipe for a Fakeaway or a post-work out dinner.

I admit lately I haven’t developed many of my own recipes as I have been taking advantage of HelloFresh & Gousto offers – both of which I recommend to try by the way, but I will be back on the case soon. Hopefully it won’t be too long till I’m back eating out as well and reviewing my way around Yorkshire for you all, so please stay tuned šŸ™‚

Back to the recipe.. this is a hands on dish that does require a bit of manual labour (for those of you that are not used to much cooking), however it isn’t difficult to make and the last part is all down to the oven. Plus it’s that delicious it is well worth putting in the effort !!

The recipe below is for 4 people however to make a big dinner for 2, I used 5 eggs instead of 7, halved the mince and the black beans used, and we shared 3 tacos with a side of the leftover beef chilli. We also didn’t have any jalapeƱos so we used 2 chopped fresh green chillies and put 1 in the beef chilli and the other on top instead of the jalapeƱos – so it is versatile should you not want to make as much as the recipe.

Recipe for 4;

  • 500g 5% fat lean beef mince
  • 7 eggs
  • 1 onion peeled and diced
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed
  • 2 spring onions trimmed and chopped
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin of red kidney beans drained
  • 200 g fat free Greek yoghurt
  • 80 g reduced fat Cheddar cheese grated
  • 60 g jalapeƱos in brine/water drained
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl beat 6 eggs with a fork, then add the spring onions.
  2. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place on a medium heat.
  3. Pour 1/4 of the egg mix into the pan and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan, cook for about 1 minute until the egg has set, then carefully flip over and cook for a further 1 minute.
  4. Place the cooked omelette onto some greaseproof paper and then repeat until you have 4 omelettes in total. Place a sheet of greaseproof paper between each omelette to stop them from sticking together. Save until later.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 200Ā°C.
  6. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place on a medium heat.
  7. Cook the onions, garlic and peppers for 2 minutes until soft, then add the beef mince and cook for a further 3 minutes until the mince has browned.
  8. Add the tomato puree, tinned tomatoes and kidney beans to the pan.
  9. Then add the oregano, chilli flakes, black pepper, cumin, balsamic vinegar and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  10. In a bowl beat the remaining 1 egg with a fork and add the Greek yoghurt and 60g of the Cheddar cheese. Put to one side.
  11. When the mince has cooked add 1/4 of the mix into the middle of one of the omelettes leaving a 1cm gap around the sides.
  12. Fold in the sides of the omelette, then fold the bottom over the top to encase all of the filling. Repeat this until you have four egg burritos.
  13. Place the burritos into an ovenproof dish then top with the yoghurt and cheese mix. Sprinkle over the drained jalapeƱos onto each burrito and top with the remainder of the Cheddar cheese.
  14. Bake in the oven for 20 ā€“ 25 minutes until piping hot and golden brown on top.

I hope that you give this fabulous dish go and enjoy it! Please share your photos and comments with me if you do!

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