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Thursday, April 05, 2007

tortilla parcels



Tortilla parcels are quite a filling snack, and even make a good sumptuous meal with some sides: some flavored rice, some fried bananas, some crisp tortilla chips, and maybe a margarita or two to wash it all down...

These tortilla parcels are easy to make, and are flexible regarding the filling & salsa.

Ingredients
3-4 large wheat tortilla
3-4 Tbsp canola oil
some grated cheddar

for the filling:
cooked black beans, minced garlic, cooked corn kernels, diced onions, diced tomatoes, cilantro, diced jalapeños and some crumbled queso panela; salt to taste, cayenne pepper powder, a splash of chipotle sauce & lemon juice

for the black bean & corn salsa:
pretty much the same ingredients as the filling, just leave out the queso, add more tomatoes, maybe some coriander powder and adjust flavors

Preparation

combine the filling ingredients, adjust flavors to taste, keep handy

place some grated cheese on a tortilla, add some filling, fold one end up and then two sides, and then the last open side - like making a little parcel or gift wrap :)

heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan, place the tortilla parcel gently, folded side down, and let it brown; then flip and brown the other side, and possibly brown the edges by holding them up so they stand on end, taking care not to let the parcel open and spill

Serve warm with black bean & corn salsa.

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2 Comments:

  • At 5:38 PM, Blogger Sig said…

    Wow Sheela, those look beautiful!!!! You are really into Mexican food aren't you? :)

     
  • At 7:41 PM, Blogger Sheela said…

    hi Sig, looks like it doesn't it?! you know, i am amazed at the marketing ingenuity behind taco bell - just 7 or 8 ingredients, packaged in several ways, and marketed so well!

     

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