Mexi Bake

MexiBakeMy husband does not normally eat anything with ‘bake’ in the recipe title, but he does eat this – and enjoys it! The original of this recipe was given to me by a friend a long time ago – it has been made many times since but I only recently converted it to the Thermomix. Most of the cooking is done in the Thermomix and then the dish is then assembled and finished in the oven. So if you are feeling super organised you can make this one ahead and then pop it in the fridge to bake later.

Mexi Bake
 
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Recipe type: Red Meat
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 400g tin tomatoes
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 420g tin four bean mix
  • 100g sliced mushrooms
  • 1 420g tin corn kernels
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chilli powder (or to taste)
  • 200g rice
  • 900g water
  • 600g sour cream
  • Grated cheese to top
Method
  1. Grease a large baking dish or casserole dish.
  2. Chop the onion into quarters and place into Tmx with garlic and chop speed 5, 5 seconds.
  3. Scrape out and place into top tray of Varoma with chopped capsicum, drained beans and corn.
  4. Measure, weigh and wash rice, then fill bowl with 900g water and place steaming basket with rice into the bowl.
  5. Put mince into the lower tray of the Varoma and sprinkle the herbs and spices over the top (break mince up into small chunks), then place top tray with vegetables on and set the Thermomix to cook Varoma temp, 16 minutes, speed 4. You will have the Thermomix stacked in this order for cooking: Water in bowl, rice in steaming basket, mince in Varoma basket, vegetables in Varoma tray.
  6. At the end of the cooking time check the mince to ensure it is cooked through. If it needs further cooking time remove the rice and top tray of Varoma and reset the cooking time for a further 5 minutes or until done.
  7. Once cooked tip the water out of the bowl and place the mince, vegetable mix, tinned tomatoes, and chopped mushrooms in, combine reverse speed soft, 10 seconds until mixed through. Use your spatula to help break the mince up if you need to.
  8. Assemble the dish by spreading a layer of rice, then a layer of the meat/vegetable/tomato mix, then a layer of sour cream on the top. Sprinkle with grated cheese to finish and bake 15-20 minutes in a moderate oven.
  9. I serve this with a green salad.

 

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