• Serves 4
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 18 Ingredients


A taste sensation the family will love.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 1/2 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 Small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 3 Tsp Ground cumin
  • 3 Tsp Smoked paprika
  • 2 Tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Chilli flakes
  • 250g Lean beef mince
  • 410g Tin crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Capsicum, chopped
  • 250g Microwave Doongara rice
  • 125g Blackbeard, drained, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup Chopped coriander leaves, plus sprigs to serve
  • 200g Haloumi, sliced
  • 1 cup Shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 Long red chilli, sliced
  • 1 Lime, cut to serve
  • 1 Small avocado, sliced (optional)


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, cumin, paprika, oregano and chilli flakes. Cook, stirring for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add mince. Cook, breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until browned all over.
  2. Add crushed tomatoes and capsicum. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add rice and beans. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until rice is heated through. Stir in chopped coriander.
  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook haloumi, in 2 batches, for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until golden.
  4. Arrange haloumi, lettuce, chilli, avocado (optional), and lime on mince mixture. Serve sprinkled with extra coriander sprigs

  • Looks good. Will have to make this.


  • Sounds delicious.Thanks for sharing.


  • Delicious. Great idea! Love the haloumi addition


  • Haven’t used haloumi before so will be good to try.


  • great flavours, I bet this would be an awesome tasting dish – cannot wait to personally give it a go


  • Healthy and delicious. Something different for tea. Thanks


  • A healthy Mexican recipe,looks delicious!


  • Sounds and looks delicious I would lface the red chilli and chilli flakes out though as my children wouldn’t like these 2 ingredients. I’m always willing to try cooking new recipes for my family.


  • Oh yummy! I’ve been meaning to try haloumi more.
    Um I’m assuming you mean black beans not blackbeard? Haha


  • Haloumi is my most favorite thing


  • This looks amazing and full of flavour, thanks for sharing.


  • What a winning combo!!! Mexican and cheese


  • Sounds interesting Mexican and halloumi I have to give it a try.


  • Mmmm, I really neec to get me some of this haloumi and fry it up. Haven’t tried it yet


  • Love the colours and flavours – will definitely be trying this one!


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