Friday, March 26, 2010

What to eat Wednesdays - Mexican tortilla bake

This Mexican tortilla bake is one of my favourite Mexican dishes.

My friend, Tash, gave me several packets of rotis and tortillas so I popped them in the freezer and just pull out a packet when I want to use it for a meal. They're great for making quesadillas, fajitas, filled tortilla wraps, garlic crisps and the recipe I'm about to share.

  • 1T cooking oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1-2T Mexican seasoning mix (see recipe below)
  • 500g beef mince
  • 2T soy sauce
  • 2T fruit chutney or jam
  • 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red capsicum, finely diced
  • 1 yellow capsicum, finely diced
  • 1 zucchini/courgette, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 420g tin red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 small tortillas
  • 1/2c grated cheese
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Heat oil in a frying pan on a medium high heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent. 

2. Stir in the Mexican seasoning mix and cook for 1 minute, before adding the mince and cooking until brown. Stir in the soy sauce, chutney, tomatoes, capsicum, zucchini, carrot and red kidney beans, simmering on a medium heat for five minutes.

3. Spoon one sixth of the mixture in a line down the centre of a tortilla. 

4. Roll the tortilla to form a tube around the mixture and place it at the end of a greased, rectangular baking dish. Continue filling, rolling and placing tortillas in the baking dish until all six have been used and the baking dish is full. 

5. Sprinkle cheese over top and bake in oven for 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted and tortillas are golden brown. 

6. Serve with a dollop of guacamole or sour cream on top and a fresh salad on the side. 

Mexican seasoning mix ingredients
  • 1T ground cumin
  • 1t ground coriander
  • 1t paprika
  • 2t sugar
  • 1t salt
  • 1t oregano
  • 1/2t chilli powder (to taste)
  • 1T garlic powder
  • 1T onion powder (I found this at Bin Inn)
Mexican seasoning mix method
1. Grind ingredients together in a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder and use 2T or more as needed in Mexican tortilla bakes, tacos and chilli con carne, or over spicy wedges.

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