‘It’s okay to treat yourself once in awhile. I’m not going to stop eating Mexican food!’ – Jennifer Aniston
Us Newmans, we like to eat, and one thing we like to eat more than anything in the world is Mexican food. In fact, if marmite didn’t exist, if only I could only eat one thing for the rest f my life it would be mexican food. It’s meat, cheese and some kind of flour/bread item, what’s not to love?
So you know all those food porn videos that seems to be doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment, where someone makes a 6 tier rainbow cake in a 2 minute sped up video and makes it look as easy as putting your socks on? Well we actually attempted one of those recently after realising we had the majority of the ingredients in the house anyway. We substituted what was in the recipe to what we had in the cupboard and made so many swap outs that I believe we can now legitimately say we’ve crested our own dish.
So ladies and gentlemen allow us to introduce you to Newman’s Mexican Burrito Pie; a massive concoction of Mexican awesomeness including tortilla chips inside the pie – whaaat?!
Here’s the recipe, enjoy!
What you’ll need:
- 8 tortilla wraps
- 500g mince
- Mixed peppers
- 2 onions, sliced
- 1 packet fajita mix
- half a bag of tortilla chips
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- loads of grated cheese
How You Make It:
- Chop onions and add to an oiled pan. Stir around on a medium heat for a few minutes (I believe this is called ‘sweating’)
- Once your onions are nice and sweaty add the mince and cook until part browned
- During this process if it looks like there’s any access water, drain as much out as you can, there’s nothing worse than a wet burrito!
- Add the seasoning then additional veggies and continue to fully brown the mince (took me a long time to learn ‘brown’ and ‘burnt’ are two very different things)
- Add chopped tomatoes
- Again drain out any excess water
- Grease a large pan with oil and lay down 7 of your tortillas, overlapping, in a flower formation, like thus:
- Go in with your cheese, half your meat mix, then a tortilla chip layer (crunch down to flatten). Top with the remaining half of meat mix, the rest of the cheese. Like a beefy, tortilla-y cheesy lasagna
- Place a final wrap on top in the centre and fold the rest of the wraps over.
- By the time you’ve built this behemoth it should be pretty much cooked on the underside but have a check to see if it’s brown on the underneath. If so then flip over and cook in the pan for another couple of minutes until brown
Et voila! When done, cutting into it should look a bit like this:
If anyone else tries it let me know how it turns out!