27 Sep


These are a delicious treat that are surprisingly cheap to make – the rice helps to keep it a budget dish. They’re great with just cheese, or even better filled with lettuce, sour cream and guacamole. I’ve written beef in the recipe but it doesn’t really matter what meat you use for these either – I used beef and pork mince because it’s so much cheaper than just beef.

Leftover mince should be fine to reheat for around three days if kept in the fridge, or around a month if frozen. It’s best not to reheat the rice though.

Tip: this dish can be made as mild or as spicy as you like. If you’re cooking for people with different tastes then try making a mild mince and add tabasco sauce or chilli flakes to individual portions.

Serves: six people.

Cost per person: £0.81 (price based on Tesco Value ingredients).


  • 6 tortillas
  • 1 onion
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large or 2 small peppers
  • 300g rice
  • 180g grated cheddar cheese, or similar
  • 1-2 tsps chilli powder
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


1) Chop the onion and fry on a high heat with the chilli powder for around 5 minutes, until soft and golden.


2) Add the mince and cook for another 5 minutes, until brown.



3) Add the chopped tomatoes and season with the mixed herbs, salt and pepper. Simmer on a high heat for around 10 minutes, until the juices have mostly boiled off.


4) At the same time put the rice on to boil. When cooked drain, rinse well with boiling water and set aside.


5) Add the chopped pepper to the mince and cook for around 2 minutes, to ensure it stays crunchy.


6) Serve the rice, mince and grated cheese in a tortilla, and roll into a burrito shape.



7) Roll into a burrito shape and tuck in!


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