Mexican Style Tortilla Bake
with Kidney Beans, Soured Cream and Cheese
This all-in-one dish is guaranteed to get a thumbs up from the whole family. Chef Lizzie has created a Mexican-style ‘lasagne’, using whole-wheat tortillas instead of sheets of pasta, filling each layer with a veg-packed tomato sauce and baking it until the cheesy topping is golden and bubbly. Serve up in the middle of your table along with all the toppings and dig in!
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.
Red Kidney Beans
Mexican Style Spice Mix
Baby Gem Lettuce
Finely Chopped Tomatoes with Onion and Garlic
Mature Cheddar Cheese
(May contain Celery)
Super Soft Tortillas with Whole Wheat
(Contains Cereals containing gluten)
Vegetable Stock Powder
Not included in your delivery
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Halve the pepper, remove the core and seeds and chop into 1cm chunks. Trim the courgette, quarter lengthways then chop into 1cm chunks.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Add the peppers and courgette and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 6-7 mins. Meanwhile, drain and rinse the kidney beans in a sieve.
Add the Mexican spice to the veggies and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Stir in the kidney beans, finely chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock and water (see ingredients for amount), bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer until thick and tomatoey, 6-8 mins. TIP: It will be quite a thick mixture.
Meanwhile, grate the cheese. Zest the lime then chop into wedges. In a small bowl mix the lime zest with the soured cream. Halve the chilli, deseed and finely chop. Pop the chilli and limey soured cream to one side (separately). These are your toppings!
Spread a little of the veggie mixture into the base of a round ovenproof dish. Lay in a tortilla, then spread some more veg mixture on top. Scatter over some cheese, then pop another tortilla on top. Continue layering until you have used everything up, finishing with a tortilla on top and a final scattering of cheese. The number of layers you have will vary depending on the size of your dish!
Bake until golden and bubbly, 6-8 mins. In the meantime add the baby leaves to a large bowl and mix with half the lime juice, a glug of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. When ready, remove the bake from the oven and allow to sit for a few minutes before slicing and serving with the salad, remaining lime wedges and toppings of your choice! Enjoy!