Quorn mince in place of red meat is economical, good for our health and good for the planet. Picking up a tin of Tex-Mex-ready spiced kidney beans means saving on buying separate spice – but you can substitute with ordinary red kidney beans and add a teaspoon of paprika and/or chilli powder if you have them to hand. Plum tomatoes save a few pennies and work just as well as chopped here.

Serves 4


  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 pack Quorn mince
  • 1 tin plum tomatoes
  • 1 tin chilli Tex Mex kidney beans (or see intro)
  • 1 small bunch coriander


Takes 1 hour

  1. Bake your potatoes in a medium oven until crisp and golden.
  2. Meanwhile dice an onion and yellow pepper and sauté in a little olive oil until soft.
  3. Add a pack of Quorn mince and the plum tomatoes, breaking up the tomatoes with a wooden spoon.
  4. Stir in the kidney beans and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pop a lid on the pan and cook according to the Quorn pack instructions.
  6. Serve your baked potatoes topped with chilli and chopped coriander.

This recipe is from Emily Kerrigan, a registered nutritionist and food writer. A mum of two, she’s a regular contributor to BBC Good Food’s Family and Kids content, as well as writing health features. Emily cooks fresh, simple meals for, and often with, her children – check out her recipes on @nutritiousfamilyfood.

    **Always check the ingredients of any food you’re cooking to make sure it doesn’t contain something you or your child should avoid.

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