Mexican Tortillas Recipe

Mexican Tortillas Recipes

Ingredients :

For the Tortillas

75g wholemeal flour

10ml lard

60ml water

For the Beans

30ml oil

450g drained canned borlotti beans

1 onion, chopped

15ml chopped fresh coriander

For the Filling

175g minced beef

1 onion, chopped

1 red chili, sliced

2.5ml chili powder

2 garlic cloves, chopped

30ml tomato purée

Method :

  1. For the tortilla, sift the flour into a bowl.

  2. Rub in the lard until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

  3. Stir in the water to make a soft dough.

  4. Knead on a lightly floured surface and cover with a warm, damp towel and leave for 1 hour.

  5. Divide the dough into four equal portions.

  6. Shape into balls and flatten with a rolling pin.

  7. Heat a large heavy based frying pan over a moderate flame until hot.

  8. Place one portion of tortilla mixture in the pan and cook for 30 seconds.

  9. Turn and cook for a further 10 seconds.

  10. Cover and keep warm in a low oven.

  11. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

  12. For the beans, heat the oil in a large pan and fry them together with the onion for 15 minutes.

  13. Mash with a fork and add the fresh coriander.

  14. Cook for a further 10 minutes, adding extra oil if necessary.

  15. For the filling, dry fry the minced beef, onion and chili in a large pan for 3 minutes.

  16. Keep stirring all the time.

  17. Add the chili powder, garlic cloves and tomato purée.

  18. Cook for a further 10 minutes over a low heat.

  19. Spoon the beans onto the tortilla and top with the chili beef mixture.

  20. Serve with small bowls of soured cream, guacamole and salsa.

A variation on a tortilla, this starter (called Enfrijolades) combines all the flavors of Mexico with the chili beef and refried beans. Served with guacamole and salsa, it makes a tasty and colorful dish.

Serves 4-6

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