Mexican Mince

This Mexican spiced mince dish is a versatile protein option for dinner that can be enjoyed with veggies, over roasted sweet potato, in lettuce cups, as taco filling, for healthy nachos or with a creamy dollop of guacamole! 

It's super quick, great for lunch leftovers served in lettuce cups and the kids love it!

Nourish 101:

  • This is a high protein recipe rich in iron and amino-acids for energy and body strength.
  • Mince is also a source of vitamin B-12 (found in animal products) needed for red blood cell production and to ensure healthy nervous system function. 
  • The Mexican spices add anti-oxidants as well as satisfying flavour. 
  • For a low carb/light dinner option serve this Mexican mince in lettuce cups with a dollop of iron-rich guacamole or aka Healthy Tacos! 
  • For an energy boosting dinner option serve your mince inside a whole baked sweet potato. Sweet potato is a 'good mood' food and is a great source of beta-carotene and vitamins A and C.


Mexican Mince


  • Olive Oil
  • 500g Good Quality Mine (Beef, Lamb, Premium Chicken or Turkey)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cumin 
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dried Oregano 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • Pinch Chilli Powder 
  • Pinch Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper 


  1. In a frying pan cook mince in a drizzle of olive oil for approx 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Stir frequently and break up with fork. Spoon out any excess oil. 
  2. Add cumin, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, onion powder, chilli, salt and pepper and stir. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes or until fragrant. 
  3. Serve with vegetables, over roasted sweet potato, in lettuce cups, with a dollop of guacamole, for taco fillings or on top of sautéed greens. 

Make It Personal:

  • For a fiery boost add additional chilli powder.
  • Serve with fresh chopped coriander.  
  • Add vegetables such as diced capsicum or cherry tomatoes quartered and cook with spices. 

Sensitive to FODMAPs?

  • Omit onion and garlic powder and instead use garlic infused olive oil. 

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  • Peanut Free
  • Grain Free
  • FODMAP Friendly (option)
  • Corn Free
  • Paleo

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