Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tortilla Stacks - Core +1.5pts/serve

An interesting twist to conventional burritos that is sure to become a family favorite.

Serves: 6

Difficulty: Easy

Equipment: a 20cm Springform Cake pan.
If you don't have one, you can still make the stack, spreading the filling to 5mm of edges.


  • 500 g Very Lean Beef Mince
  • 1 large Onion, diced to 5mm
  • 1 large or 2 small Red Capsicums, deseeded and diced to 5mm
  • 2 clove Garlic, crushed (or 2 tsp garlic paste)
  • 1 x 400g can Diced Tomato
  • 1 cup (150 g) Frozen Corn Kernels (or 125g can, drained)
  • 1 cup Canned Mixed Beans or Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 Light Tortilla Wraps (I suggest Old El Paso Light Tortilla Wraps
  • 200 g of Low-Fat Cottage Cheese, blended smooth
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Dried Coriander
  • 2 tsp Cumin powder

Fry onion, garlic and capsium with 3TB water in a non-stick pan until onion becomes translucent.
Add mince and cook until browned, breaking up any clumps.
Add tomatoes, corn, tinned beans and spices.
Simmer for about 15 minutes until juices evaporate and it becomes thick.
Lightly spray a 20cm spring form pan with oil. Place pan on baking tray (to collect any leaks).
Place 1 tortilla in pan, top with 1/3 mince mix.
Repeat layers twice, ending with a tortilla on top.
Cover top cortilla with the blended cottage cheese, sprinkle with a little paprika.
Bake at 180-200*C for 25-30 mins
Allow to stand for 5 mins before slicing.
Serve with a green salad.

On Core you need to count only the Tortillas - 7.5 pts in whole recipe, or 1.5 pts each serving 6

Not on Core? The total Points for this recipe is 29.5 pts, or 5 pts each serving 6

Nutritional data (per serve):

318 cals, 1328 kj, 7.5g fat, 3.4g sat fat, 29.2g protein, 31.8g carbs