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1 small onion (finely chopped)

1 close garlic (crushed)

3/4 cup water

250g lean minced beef

Pinch chilli powder (optional)

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

400g can red kidney beans (drained & washed)

400g can chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp chopped parsley

1 small cost lettuce (washed but kept in whole leaf form)

1 tomato (finely chopped)

1/3 cup greek yogurt (for serving on top)

1/3 cup parmesan cheese (for serving on top)



  1. Cook onion & garlic with 2 tbsp of the water in a nonstick saucepan until softened. Stir in minced beef and spices and cook over high heat until browned.
  2. Add beans, tomatoes, pepper and remaining water. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes until the mixture has thickened. Then add parley and stir again.
  3. To serve, spoon beef mixture into lettuce leaves and sprinkle with cheese, fresh tomato and a dollop of yogurt.

Tip: This mixture is also great with tortilla wraps. Adding a slice of avocado can also elevate the taste!

Post Author: CHC