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Mexican-style Beef with Crispy Potato Top - HelloFresh

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We've all got our own go-to meals we cook regularly and on busy days you cook them just so there's something on the table. But let's face it, it can tend to get a little boring!

Mexican-style Beef with Crispy Potato Top HelloFresh recipe

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HelloFresh ingredients list for Mexican-style beef with potatoes

Mexican-style Beef with Crispy Potato Top

Preheat your oven to 200C/400F or Gas 6

Chop the potatoes into cubes, (no need to peel)! Drizzle with a little oil, then season with salt and pepper.

Toss to coat, then spread out in a single layer and roast on the middle shelf of your oven until golden, 25-30, turning halfway through cooking.

Meanwhile, halve, peel and chop the onion into small pieces. Halve the pepper, discard the core and seeds then chop into 2cm chunks.

Start the sauce

Heat a splash of oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Add the beef mince and cook until browned, 4-5 minutes, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.

Add the pepper and onion to the beef, stir together and cook until all the veggies are softened, 5-7 minutes.

Add a pinch of pepper. Don't add salt until the end of cooking when you can have a taste, you might find you don't need it.

While the veg cooks, remove the ends from the carrot, coarsely grate (no need to peel) and add to the pan.

Brown the beef mince and add the vegetables


Stir the central American spice mix into the beef ad cook for 1 minute. Pour in the chopped tomatoes and 50ml of water.

add the tomatoes to the beef mince

Stir in the beef stock powder and bring to a boil then reduce the heat to medium. I used a Knorr beef stock pot since I wasn't sent the recipe box and couldn't actually buy beef stock powder and gravy powder isn't the same.

add the beef stock to the mince

Allow to simmer and thicken until there is almost no liquid left, about 15 minutes.

Now chop the coriander and set aside. Grate the cheese.

Make the Guacamole

Chop coriander stalks and all. Slice lengthways into the avocado. Once you reach the stone turn the avocado around to cut it in half.

Twist each half and pull it apart. Remove the stone then scoop out the insides into a bowl with a little fo the chopped coriander.

Halve the lime and add a squeeze of juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mash with a fork. Taste and add more salt, pepper and lime juice if required.

Finish and Serve

Once the sauce has thickened, have a taste and salt and pepper if you think it needs it.

Spoon into an ovenproof dish. Top with the roasted potatoes and sprinkle over the cheddar cheese.

Pop it into the oven and bake until the cheese has melted and is nice and golden. Once golden, serve in deep bowls with a dollop of guacamole.

Sprinkle over the rest of the coriander. Enjoy!

Mexican-style Beef with Crispy Potato Top HelloFresh recipe

Taste test

Oh my goodness, I will be making this again! We love the idea of the crispy potatoes and cheese topping. Usually, I'd have cooked some rice so the potato was a good change from the norm.

With different recipe to cook each week, you'll enjoy trying new and exciting dishes. Plus you'll get to learn new cookery skills and you'll soon find it easy to create your own dishes.

You can find this recipe and many more over at the recipe hub on the HelloFresh website, just search for Mexican-style Beef.

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Disclosure: This is a commissioned post for HelloFresh.

I was compensated for my time making this recipe and writing a post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. This Mexican style beef sounds amazing. Hello Fresh recipes are excellent to use. Everything provided so no rushing to the shops for last minute items. Easy recipes to follow. A large selection of recipes to choose from too. A fantastic idea for busy households or just if you fancy some variety to your meals. My daughter has used Hello Fresh and recommends it 100%.

    1. Thanks Jean, yes the recipes are really easy to follow and always work. Glad your daughter uses HelloFresh.


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