Cheese & chilli melts

Cheese & chilli melts

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(25 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 6 mins


Serves 8
If you mix the filling ahead you can ask BBQ guests to help you cook these Mexican-style treats

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal298
  • fat18g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.84g
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  • 250g strong cheddar, grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 4 tomato, roughly chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 green or red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ½ large bunch coriander, leaves roughly chopped
  • 8 flour tortilla (we used Discovery)



    In Spain, a tortilla is a kind of omelette, with ingredients added - frequently sliced cooked…

  • oil, for brushing


  1. Put the cheese, tomatoes, chilli and coriander leaves into a bowl with some seasoning, then mix well.

  2. Warm tortillas in the microwave according to pack instructions – this makes them more bendable. Divide the cheese mix over one half of each tortilla. Fold over the other half to make 8 half-moons, then press down to seal.

  3. Brush the tops with a little oil, then sit, oil-side down, on a hot area of the barbecue. Cook for a couple of mins until crisp and golden, brush the uncooked side with oil, then flip over for another few mins. Slice into wedges, then pile onto a platter while you cook the rest.

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Comments (26)

Emsj9's picture

made a few times very quick and easy and yummy and i'm not one for chilli but this was just right not too hot

shechapter127's picture

A great alternative to a cheese sandwich. The chilli gave it a kick and the coriander kept it fresh and light. We dry fried ours and it worked well enough. Will definitely be having these again.

terapel's picture

Fantastic. Many thanx!!

Frantic Flapjack's picture

These were great. My daughter made them and added a jar of salsa and a fried onion to the tomato mix. They were delicious.

cakeanyone's picture

Lovely. Made with less coriander and more chilli...made a nice quick lunch.

fat_slug's picture

Didn't have any coriander so replaced with dried mixed herbs- worked great.
Added a little red bell pepper too which went well.

Recommend and would make again :-)

indiebug's picture

Been making these at BBQs now for the last 3 summers. Everyone loves them, it's hard keeping up with demand. Excellent :-)

paulasul's picture

These are delicious, well worth a try

gothicqueenie's picture

The filling is yummy done in a toastie maker as an alternative to plain cheese using ordinary sliced bread!

wmevans001's picture

Made these this weekend for my father's 80th birthday BBQ as a starter. I couldn't keep up with demand. they will be a regular at our BBQ's now.

sarahnancycallaghan's picture

Made these for my family at a barbie and they went down a treat. Only had four tortillas which was a shame as we all could have eaten so many more. Really versatile too as you could add another ingredient like spicy choritzo. My boyfriend suggetsed to make them with chicken and smokey BBQ sauce. But if you ask me think they are delicious as they are. Will definatley be making them again and will stock up on more tortillas. Also better to make in advance and ready to just grill on barbie while enjoying drinks in the sunshine.

thecherub's picture

Yum! Easy to do and cheap as well. I grilled mine and did add some spring onion too. Like a pizza these would work well with many different ingredients. Will definately make again. Great served with a crispy salad to make a meal out of it.

verschoyle's picture

Lovely - have made them according to the recipe here and have also changed it so much it was unrecognisable.. still lovely, great stand by to have

lakelandlass's picture

I made this as a weekend brunch snack and everyone loved it. I cooked them in grill press and it worked equally as good. I made one for my 12 month old - ommitted the chili for her! As a finger food it went down a treat. Will defo do these again. Would be good as a packed lunch snack too.

kjf_uk's picture

Did these a couple of weeks ago, they went down a treat! Left out the coriander as the OH doesn't like it, and cooked them in a sandwich press. Very tasty!

stephencawley's picture

Very tasty! We added avocado which worked really well! We will use more chilli and stronger cheese next time.

beggy13's picture

Excellent went down a treat at our BBQ, we added a bit more chilli as we like spicy food, yum.

evepilcher's picture

These went down an absolute treat, we all loved them.

tastytitbits's picture

I agree with Vicki that a small amount of chorizo (or pepperoni) would give the melts a new dimension even though tey are gorgeous as they are.


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