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Spanish Tortillas


40 min


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40 min


6 persons




5.00 rating-star (1)

Author: Monica Feluchi

Tortillas is a traditional Mexican dish that is also called “Mexican Casserole”. It is a nice choice for a festive table, but it can also be cooked for supper to please your loved ones. The combination of chili powder, red pepper and cumin is a highlight of this dish that makes it stand out from the crowd.


  • ground beef: 500 g (can be replaced with ground turkey)
  • tomato sauce: 450 ml
  • onion: 0.5 piece (chopped)
  • black beans: 200 g (drained and rinsed)
  • whole kernel corn: 160 g (frozen)
  • green chilies: 90 g (undrained and chopped)
  • flour tortillas: 4 piece
  • cheddar cheese: 2 cup (shredded)
  • chili powder: 2 tsp
  • cumin: 1 tsp (ground)
  • garlic: 1 tsp (dry and powered)
  • oregano leaves: 0.5 tsp (dry)
  • red pepper flakes: 0.5 tsp (crushed)

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Stages of cooking

  1. 16016Take a frying pan and heat it on medium fire. Add 2 teaspoons of canola oil. Fry ground beef with chopped onion for about 15 minutes until the meat is ready. Do not forget to stir the dish while frying.


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  2. As soon as the meat becomes light brown, drain off extra fat and add tomato sauce. Stir the dish once again.

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  3. Add beans, corn, green chilies and stir well one more time.


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  4. Then add all spices included into the list of ingredients, except for the red pepper. If necessary, add ¾ cup of water not to make the dish too dry. Simmer the meat with spices on small fire for several minutes. Now, you can add crushed red pepper.

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  5. Take two flour tortillas and out them on the table so that they become a bit overlapped.

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  6. Spoon half of the topping and dredge with half of the shredded cheddar cheese. Then put two more flour tortillas, the rest of the meat topping and cheese. Bake at 180 C (350 F) for about 10-15 minutes until the cheese melts. Then take your tortillas away from the oven and let it cool down a bit. Cut into squares and serve! Bon appétit!


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History of the Tortillas:

Tortillas are a popular traditional Mexican dish that has been around for centuries. It is believed that tortillas were first made by the indigenous people of Mexico who used ground maize to make flatbread. They were an essential part of their diet and were often eaten with beans and chili peppers. With time, the recipe for tortillas has evolved, and different ingredients have been added to enhance the taste.

Tips and Tricks for Tortillas Recipe:

To make a delicious tortilla dish, it is essential to follow some simple tips and tricks. Firstly, always use fresh ingredients, particularly the meat, to enhance the taste of the dish. You can replace ground beef with ground turkey for a healthier option. Additionally, do not forget to drain off the extra fat from the meat to make the dish healthier.

Another tip is to add a teaspoon of sugar to the tomato sauce to balance the acidity of the tomatoes. This will give the dish a unique flavor that your taste buds will love.

Finally, if you do not have time to make your tortillas from scratch, you can use pre-made flour tortillas.

Tips for presenting the dish:

Tortillas are an attractive dish that can be presented in a variety of ways. You can serve the dish as a casserole or cut it into small squares and serve it as an appetizer. Add a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro on top of the dish to make it more visually appealing.

You can also serve the dish with guacamole, salsa, or a green salad to provide some freshness to the meal. Finally, serve the tortillas with a cold, refreshing drink like a margarita or beer to complete the Mexican experience.

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