Friday, 15 February 2013

Recipe: Chilli Bean Tortillas

One of my resolutions for 2013 was to cook more and be a bit more experimental in the kitchen. It's so easy to get stuck in a rut and I found myself using the same recipes and going for similar meals each week. I've been trying a new recipe each week so far and one of my favourites has been chilli bean tortillas, from the 101 Cheap Eats Good Food cookbook. 

I never used to be a fan of chilli con carne. We always had it from the tin, and it wasn't to my taste but since creating my own homemade chilli, I absolutely love it! It's much tastier and it's really cheap to make too, so I'd really recommend making your own if you don't already!
Here's the recipe if you fancy making this version: (Serves 4)


500g pack mince
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp mild chilli powder
1 tsp ground cumin
400g can chopped tomatoes
200g red kidney beans
8 flour tortillas
Shredded lettuce leaves
Grated cheddar

1. Gently heat the mince to release some of the fat. Increase the heat, add the onion and cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chilli and cumin and cook for 1 minute, stirring. Tip in the tomatoes and kidney beans and bring to the boil.

2. Reduce the heat, cover and cook for 30 minutes until the mince is tender, and then season. Warm the tortillas in the microwave.

3. Top each tortillas with lettuce and spoon on some chilli mince. Sprinkle with cheese (add in a little soured cream if you want!) then fold the edges over to enclose the filling. Eat immediately!

You can either serve the chilli with rice or my new favourite, in tortillas! It wasn't the most photographic dish so I've included the photo from the book instead of my own, I fill mine with lettuce and cheese and they are deee-lish.


  1. I've never thought of putting chilli in a wrap - will definitely have to try that!

    1. No neither had I, but it was SO good! :) xx

  2. This looks delicious! I started making my own chilli a few months ago and it's so much better than the stuff you get in a jar! :)

  3. This looks absolutely delicious! I love chilli bet never tried it in a wrap -I'm definitely going to give it a try!

    Alannah x

  4. These look amazing, definitely gonna give them a go!

    Katie x
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  5. Hi those look really yummy - i'm going to make myself some this weekend, me think so.

  6. These look delish!