Chili Beef Tortilla Recipe

Chili Beef Tortilla Recipes

Ingredients :

4 wheat tortillas


15ml olive oil

450g minced beef

1 onion, chopped

5ml paprika

1 red chili, sliced

15g plain flour

150ml beef stock

2 large tomatoes

salt and freshly ground black pepper

green pepper, chopped tomatoes, guacamole, soured cream, to serve

Cheese Sauce

25g butter

25g plain flour

300ml milk

50g freshly grated mature Cheddar cheese

pinch of paprika

Method :
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F, Gas 4.
  2. For the filling, heat the oil in a large pan and fry the minced beef for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the onion and fry for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Add the paprika, chili and flour.
  5. Cook for 1 minute.
  6. Stir in the stock.
  7. Season well and bring to the boil.
  8. Reduce the heat and cook for 20 minutes.
  9. For the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a pan and add the flour.
  10. Cook for 1 minute and stir in the milk.
  11. Add the grated cheese and paprika, season to taste and bring to the boil, stirring continuously.
  12. Chop the tomatoes.
  13. Place a little of the minced beef mixture along the length of each tortilla.
  14. Place the tomatoes on top, roll up into a "cigar" shape and place seam side down in an ovenproof dish.
  15. Pour the cheese sauce over each tortilla and cook in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  16. Serve with green peppers, chopped tomato, guacamole and soured cream.

Perhaps the best known Mexican recipe (called Chimichanga), these wheat tortillas are filled with chili beef, topped with a spicy cheese sauce and served with traditional accompaniments.

Serves 4 - 6

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