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BornToFolk Thu 09-May-13 11:27:06

I bought stacks of cheap tortillas from Approved Food and merrily made Bean Enchiladas every week for about the past 8 weeks. DS loved them at first (so did I! Tasty, filling and cheap) but we're both getting sick of them.

What else can I do with the stockpile of tortillas? I plan on making fajitas at some point. We're both veggie and DS won't eat mushrooms but other than that, anything goes.

Sarahplane Fri 10-May-13 15:07:21

grated cheese, grated carrot and coleslaw wraps are nice.

WilsonFrickett Fri 10-May-13 14:59:50

DS just ate a very plain quesedilla, aka cheese on hot tortilla. But as DS never tries anything new, this is a triumph! Thanks OP! thanks

frenchfancy Fri 10-May-13 07:32:37

Bean Enchilladas.

Make a bean chilli flavoured with cumin and cinnamon. Put a ciuple of big spoonfuls inside each tortilla. Smear top of rolls with ketchup and sprinkle on cheese. Grill to melt cheese. Serve with sour cream or fromage frais.

GingerPCatt Fri 10-May-13 06:52:50

Mexican pizzas- spread with glocamole, cover with cheese, add tomatoes or spring onions or whatever veg you like and bake until cheese is melted. They are best on corn tortillas that go crispy, but others will work too. Damn, now I'm hungry smile

Mutley77 Fri 10-May-13 06:51:53

I made some pizzas with them earlier this week - I googled and an Annabel Karmel recipe came up but you don't really need a recipe. Spread them with tomato sauce (jarred or home made dep how lazy you are feeling) and add cheese, sweetcorn, ham or whatever. Then bake at 200 for 8-10 mins.

CheerfulYank Fri 10-May-13 06:27:18

DS likes them with peanut butter and jam, or cream cheese and cucumber, or strawberry cream cheese with banana slices.

BetsyBell Fri 10-May-13 06:23:19

Rub them with garlic, spread butter over them and pop in the oven for a few minutes - garlic bread crisps!

TobyLerone Fri 10-May-13 06:17:18

Make falafel! It's really easy.

LeaveTheBastid Thu 09-May-13 22:23:07

Cut into triangles, lay on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil/spray with frylight and sprinkle them with cinammon sugar. Bake until golden and crispy but not too crispy as they harden upon standing too.

Amazing with ice cream and caramel sauce wink.

wizzler Thu 09-May-13 22:21:50

We take 2, and between them put a layer of salsa, a layer of tuna, a layer of avocado, and a layer of cheese, then cook in a hot frying pan with a little olive oil... .. the tortilla goes crispy... known as " cheesy snacks" in our house!

sharond101 Thu 09-May-13 22:19:29

We do turkey mince enchiladas, as wraps with homemade chicken goujons in, chicken fajitas and baked and used as baskets to serve salad in.

ScienceRocks Thu 09-May-13 15:49:43

Ah, chimichangas! How could I forget?

Pootles2010 Thu 09-May-13 15:41:18

Bake (if you're healthy) or they're much better deep fried, absolutely gorgeous.

WilsonFrickett Thu 09-May-13 15:40:04

I'm totally having quesadillas tonight!

BornToFolk Thu 09-May-13 15:09:00

oooh, these are good ideas!

I was using them with falafel but then Tesco stopped doing their frozen falafel for some reason.

NotAQueef Thu 09-May-13 14:33:23

oh and YY to quesadillas

NotAQueef Thu 09-May-13 14:32:53

Toasted fajitas. Yummy, if you are veggie, use butter beans/kidney beans (or whatever) with courgette pepper and onion + chopped tomatoes and spices.
add to the tortilla add a little cheese, roll & put under the grill 'til browned. Yummy!

plantsitter Thu 09-May-13 14:32:51

I spread them with cream cheese and pesto, roll them up and cut them into little spiral sandwiches for picnics and lunchboxes, sometimes with houmous to dip them in.

Works best if you squish them with something heavy for a minute or 2 before snipping with scissors.

ScienceRocks Thu 09-May-13 14:31:26

There's a recipe for Mexican lasagne in Nigella's kitchen. You could probably google for it too. It is good!

ScienceRocks Thu 09-May-13 14:30:51

Quesadillas are great. My top tip is to do them using a single tortilla folded in two with the filling in between, rather than stacking them. It makes them easier to turn on the griddle!

You could also cut them into strips, bake them until crispy and use them for tortilla soup. Google Thomasina miers tortilla soup for a wonderful recipe.

How about other Mexican things? Burritos and enchiladas for a start.

We often have them instead of sandwiches. My three year old loves a tortilla containing cream cheese and smoked salmon smile

TobyLerone Thu 09-May-13 14:30:43

Ooooh, YY falafel. We do that a lot. With natural yogurt, salad and houmous.

whataboutbob Thu 09-May-13 14:26:31

I stuff them with falafel, salad veg, a gherkin (swear by M rs ELswood) and tahini sauce. Then roll up tight and chow down. Yumarama.

fallenempires Thu 09-May-13 11:49:40

Stuffed with channa dahl or something similar or with kebabs so you can still handle them.
notso that mexican lasagne sounds lovely!

notso Thu 09-May-13 11:41:36

X post about the tortillas!

notso Thu 09-May-13 11:40:48

I was going to say quesadillas!

I also often use them instead of lasagne, and I do a mexican type 'lasagne' with them as well, with chilli and sour cream rather than bolognese and bechemel sauce.

Cut them into small triangles and deep fry them to make nacho type crisps, you can season them with anything or put grated cheese and salsa on them and microwave until the cheese is melted for loaded nachos.

Fill them with vegetable curry or dahl and raita(sp).

DC like them with scrambled egg and sausages (vegetarian ones for you obv).

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