Smoky Mexican Style Bean Stew
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Smoky Mexican Style Bean Stew

Smoky Mexican Style Bean Stew

with Roasted Peppers, Feta and Tortilla Chips

We love good Mexican Bean Stew with Tortilla Chips and this deliciously simple, chef-curated recipe doesn't disappoint. Time to bust out the pots and pans!

Under 600 calories
Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes


serving amount


Red Onion


Bell Pepper

(May contain Celery)


Garlic Clove


Spring Onion




Mixed Beans


Chipotle Paste


Smoked Paprika


Tomato Puree


Finely Chopped Tomatoes


Vegetable Stock Powder


Super Soft Tortillas with Whole Wheat

(Contains Cereals containing gluten)


Feta Cheese


Nutritional information

Energy (kcal)471 kcal
Energy (kJ)1971 kJ
Fat11 g
of which saturates5 g
Carbohydrate63 g
of which sugars25 g
Protein23 g
Salt2.9 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Get Prepped!

a) Preheat your oven to 200°C. b) Halve, peel and thinly slice the onion. c) Halve the peppers and discard the core and seeds. Slice into thin strips. d) Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). e) Trim the spring onions then slice thinly. f) Cut the lime into wedges. g) Drain and rinse the mixed beans in a sieve.

Roast the Peppers

a) Pop the peppers onto a baking tray, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. b) Toss to coat then spread out in a single layer. c) Roast on the middle shelf of your oven until golden and soft, 15-17 mins.

Start the Stew

a) Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. b) Once hot, add the red onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 4-5 mins. c) Add the garlic, chipotle paste, smoked paprika and tomato puree and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. TIP: Add less chipotle paste if you don't like spice. d) Add the chopped tomatoes with the vegetable stock powder and a splash of water. e) Season with salt and pepper, and a pinch of sugar. f) Stir in the mixed beans. g) Lower the heat and simmer until thickened, 8-10 mins. Stir occasionally.

Make the Tortilla Chips

a) While the stew cooks, make the tortilla chips! b) Using some scissors, cut each tortilla into eight triangles (we used one tortilla per person but if you want to use two, that's fine - you have enough!). c) Place the chips on a baking tray and drizzle over some oil. d) Season with salt and pepper, then spread them out in a single layer. e) Bake on the top shelf of your oven until golden, 4-5 mins. TIP: Keep an eye on them to make sure they don't burn!

Finish the Stew

a) Once the peppers are roasted, add them to the stew and stir them through. b) Add a splash of water to loosen if you need to. c) Taste and season with salt and pepper. d) Crumble the feta into small pieces.


a) Divide the stew between bowls and top with the feta and sliced spring onion. b) Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over and tortilla chips alongside for dipping. Enjoy!