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Mexican Tortilla Pie

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I've been craving Mexican food a lot lately. I'm not sure why, but it's always such great comfort food. And since someone smashed into the side of my car just the other day, I was in need a good dose of comfort food.


I found this recipe and it looked like a Mexican lasagne. It looked yummy and easy to make. I couldn't find salsa flavoured tortillas, so i just added salsa when layering the pie.
Serve this with extra salsa instead of tomato sauce and a nice green salad. So so so good!

Mexican Tortilla Pie
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2 teaspoons olive oil
1 large red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
500g beef mince
1 small red capsicum, finely chopped
125g can corn kernels, drained, rinsed
2 teaspoons Mexican chilli powder
415g can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup torn fresh coriander leaves
4 salsa-flavoured tortillas
1 1/2 cups grated tasty cheese
1 large tomato, deseeded, finely chopped


1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Reserve 2 tablespoons onion. Add garlic and remaining onion to pan. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until soft. Add mince. Cook, breaking up mince with a wooden spoon, for 8 minutes or until browned.

2. Add capsicum, corn and chilli powder. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until capsicum is just tender. Stir in diced tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, stirring, for 5 minutes or until mixture is thick. Add half the coriander. Season with salt. Stir to combine. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool.

3. Place a 6cm-deep, 20cm round springform pan on a baking tray. Place 1 tortilla in base of pan. Spread one-third of the mince mixture over tortilla. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of cheese. Repeat layers twice with remaining tortillas, mince mixture and cheese, finishing with 1 tortilla. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

4. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is golden. Set aside for 5 minutes before removing from pan.

5. Meanwhile, combine chopped tomato, reserved onion and coriander in a bowl. Serve pie with tomato mixture.

Serves 4.


Voila! Bon App├ętit!

4 comments:

Is that a Witchery scarf in the background missy?? =P haha!

You have an excellent blog. The photos of the food look wonderfully delicious and your write-up not only descriptive but funny. Keep it up. Hope you didn't get hurt in the car wreak.

Hi Alana - Yes it is a Witchery scarf! It and other Witchery scarves have appeared on this blog =)

Hi Anonymous - I'm glad you enjoy the blog! I try to make it funny and make my personality come through a little. I didn't get hurt in the car wreck luckily! Just my poor car did, it's getting 2 new doors next week =)

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Great recipes for Malaysia food.

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