Mixed Bean Picadillo - Love Canned Food

Mixed Bean Picadillo Recipe

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May 24, 2018

To make this delicious Mixed Bean Picadillo, mix together a medley of nutrient-rich canned beans with a selection of spices to create a traditional Mexican picadillo and then serve with boiled brown or white rice.

This is the perfect winter dinner to share with friends or family on a cold winter’s night. If you like the Mixed Bean Picadillo we recommend trying the Three Bean Tacos or Minced Beef Burritos.

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  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Serves: 6
Mixed Bean Picadillo - Love Canned Food


1In a large saucepan, warm the oil and add the onion and garlic, cook until soft.

2Add the chilli, salt, pepper, chopped tomatoes, water, tomato puree and chilli powder and cook for around 20 minutes the flavours begin to marinade together

3Add the beans and sweet corn and cook the mixture for a further 10/15 minutes, check for seasoning and add extra salt and pepper if desired.

4Serve up with some fluffy white rice and a sprinkling of chopped coriander.


2 tbsp of vegetable oil

1 onion diced

2 cloves garlic finely diced

salt and pepper

1 green or red chilli finely diced

1 x 400g can of chopped tomatoes

300ml pint water

1 tbsp tomato puree

1 tsp chilli powder

1 x 400g can of mixed beans

1x 400g can of kidney beans

1 can of sweet corn

300g of cooked white rice

A large handful of coriander


Nutrition Facts

Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat0.5
Total Carbohydrates64g
Dietary Fiber9g