Mexican bake

Mexican bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Raid your storecupboard and try out this fresh idea for canned beans with fajita spices - top with tortillas and cheese

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
473
protein
23g
carbs
64g
fat
14g
saturates
8g
fibre
11g
sugar
11g
salt
1.3g

Ingredients

  • 2 x 400g cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 35g sachet fajita seasoning of your choice
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes with chilli
  • 6 tortillas
  • 140g Monterey Jack cheese or cheddar, grated

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Heat a non-stick frying pan, add the black beans and fajita spice mix, stir together and cook for 1-2 mins. Add the tomatoes and simmer over a low heat for 10 mins.
  2. Cut the tortillas in half. Lightly grease a 2-litre baking dish. Spread a third of the bean mixture over the base of the dish, followed by 3 tbsp of the cheese and a layer of tortillas. Repeat the process, finishing with a tortilla layer on top. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Bake for 15 mins until golden.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2012

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Alw12's picture

I don't normally review recipes, but I tried this tonight and have to say that it was delicious, I adapted the recipe slightly and used kidney beans as well as black beans and also added some extra chilli powder. I would definitely recommend!!

shoegalclaire's picture

I made this last night for me and my husband - I halved the recipe and it worked out just fine. It was delicious and the beans made up for the fact there was no meat. The spices worked well together and overall it was a great success! Will make again :)

alanakelk's picture

This was so quick and easy, and soooooo tasty. Plus under 500 calories, brilliant. Used mixed Mexican beans and lighter cheese to reduce sat fat content

liddieb's picture

I love this recipe, it's unusual - almost like a mexican lasagne. We have it as a proper meal with 500g mince and make it really spicy by adding more chilli, etc. Really nice - definitely will be making again!

pammiejay's picture
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also good with a tin of sweetcorn added

bettyglen's picture

Tried this dish and it was lovely and tasty, very easy too.

october84's picture
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Very yummy and a great alternative to normal fajita's for dinner.

suegriff26's picture
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Used fresh lasagne sheets instead of tortillas. Very nice

celine67's picture
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Had this last night and it was absolutely fantastic.
I use 1 can black beans and added some mince meat, super easy!
Will defenitely make it again.

pendle's picture
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Excellent meal has become a weekday treat. We use pizza cheese from the supermarket, (mix of cheddar and mozzarella) and just divide between layers. Have also used all types if beans as never just black beans available, aduki/borlotti/cannellini etc but small beans work best. Also add chilli powder rather than buy chilli tomatoes. So lovely and freezes well. Have also been known to add half a packet of cream cheese in blobs on the top with the remainder of cheese for a man v foodesque style dinner :-))

pammiejay's picture
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I substituted the beans for 700g steak mince and added a chopped onion. Served with salad, mexican dips and jalepenos. Very easy to make and great taste. Winner!

janegoodfood's picture
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Tasty. Just used normal chopped tomatoes and added Worcestershire sauce and brown sauce, may also add tobacco next time. I served with corn on the cob.

ssilvester's picture
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Since seeing this recipe in the magazine, it has become one of our favourite weekday dinners. It's very easy to make and is real comfort food. I serve it with salad, guacamole, sour cream and jalapenos. Sometimes I add finely chopped red pepper to the black bean mix.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was very good. Quick to make and all from storecupboard ingredients. Served with a mixed salad.

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