This recipe for Healthy Chilli Taco Bake with Popchips is extremely easy to prepare and cook, and makes a delicious midweek family supper dish, especially when served with fresh salad. The minced beef and pepper mixture can be cooked beforehand, making the dish even easier to assemble before you want to cook it. NB: Popchips are vegetarian, gluten-free and have no artificial flavours; they also contain no trans fats or added preservatives, making them a healthy alternative to other fried crisps and vegetable snacks.
A Fabulous Midweek Family Supper Dish
Today’s recipe for Healthy Chilli Taco Bake with Popchips is a really fabulous idea for a family midweek supper dish, and is made all the better by the fact that is easily made and is a healthy alternative to many Mexican inspired meals. By using Popchips, which are potatoes that have been popped, and are therefore not baked or fried in oil, you have a natural ingredient that adds texture, taste and flavour to a baked chilli and taco type meal, and, you can prepare the meat element before you need to assemble the recipe, which is a boon for working parents and busy people. The recipe is designed so you and your family can enjoy more time together as well as enjoying this delicious and spicy dish with the minimum of fuss and preparation. Although I have suggested this would make a wonderful tea time or supper dish, it is also brilliant for weekend lunch, specially if you are all busy and there are lots of activities and sports events to attend, so you can all enjoy more time as well as enjoy more from lunch.
I have suggested using two quite spicy flavours of Popchips in this recipe, Crazy Hot and Buffalo Ranch, they blend and marry so well with the taco seasoning, minced beef and kidney beans, adding some real zip to the recipe. If you have little ones who are a bit wary about hot flavours, then I would suggest using a cooling Sour Cream and Onion instead, which will also work well with the Tex-Mex style of cooking. I served our meal of Healthy Chilli Taco Bake with Popchips with loads of fresh salad, comprising baby gem lettuce and cherry tomatoes, with no dressing, as we all added a wee dollop of the chipotle chilli sour cream to the leaves……you can do as I did, and make a little extra. My recipe for Healthy Chilli Taco Bake with Popchips is shared below, and for vegetarians, you can omit the minced beef and substitute it with minced Quorn or lentils…….or even oven-roasted vegetables. I hope that you enjoy this dish as much as we did if and when you make it, and do let me know what you think! Karen
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