Tex-Mex mince on toast

Fragrant Mexican-inspired beef mince, jalapenos and crispy toast - a fast, spicy and delicious weekend meal.

30 minutes

Serves 4


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  • 500g extra-lean beef mince
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced + extra to serve
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp (10ml) ground coriander
  • 1 tsp (5ml) each ground cumin, dried oregano and smoked paprika
  • 1 sachet (50ml) tomato paste
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) water


For serving:

  • Toasted sourdough bread
  • Sour cream
  • 2 avocados, halved and sliced
  • Sliced pickled jalapenos
  • Lime wedges



  1. Season mince and brown in oil.
  2. Add onion and cook until soft.
  3. Sprinkle over spices and stir-fry for a minute.
  4. Add tomato paste, sugar and water and simmer for 15 minutes until liquid has reduced and mince is glossy. Season if needed.
  5. Spread toast with a generous dollop of sour cream.
  6. Spoon mince onto toast, top with avocado, red onion slices, jalapenos and sour cream and serve with lime wedges.


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