This recipe calls for only one or two tortillas which means you will have quite a few left over! We hate waste so are always thinking of ways to use leftover ingredients. Why not try oven-baked tortilla chips? Cut them into triangles (or whatever shape you choose), brush them with oil and sprinkle with salt and paprika. A few minutes in a hot oven and voilà!
Beef Stock Pot
Halve, peel and chop the onion into ½cm pieces. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Halve, then remove the core from the green pepper and chop into 1cm chunks. Drain and rinse the mixed beans in a colander. Peel and chop the potato into ½cm cubes. TIP: Chop the potato this small to make sure it cooks through! Pick the coriander leaves from their stalks and roughly chop (discard the stalks).
Heat a splash of oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Once hot add the onion. Cook gently until soft, 3-4 mins. Then add the garlic, beef mince, fajita seasoning and mild paprika with a pinch of salt and a good grind of black pepper. TIP: If you don't like things too spicy, add less of the fajita seasoning! Cook until the beef is just browned, 5-6 mins.
Once the beef has browned, add the pepper and potato. Cook until softened slightly, 4 mins. Add the mixed beans along with the tomato passata. Simmer gently for 2 mins. Preheat your oven to 200°C.
Mix the beef stock pot together with the water (amount specified in the ingredient list) in a measuring jug and add to the pan. Bring to a gentle boil, then lower the heat. Simmer until the potato is cooked through, 15-20 mins. TIP: If the stock is reducing too much, add a splash more water.
Rub a very light coating of oil onto both sides of each tortilla. Slice into long, 1cm wide strips. Season with salt and black pepper and place on a lined baking tray on the top shelf of your oven. Cook until crispy, 4-5 mins. TIP: Watch them like a hawk as they burn easily!
Just before serving, stir through half the coriander. Serve the broth in bowls, topped with a dollop of sour cream, a little more coriander and some of the crispy tortilla strips. Get slurping!