Fiesta Burritos

Submitted by Monica Fawver
Serves 8


4 tbsp oil 8 10″ flour tortillas
2 tbsp garlic 4 c. Cheddar cheese, shredded
3 c. cooked chicken, cubed 1½ c salsa, divided
1 can Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese soup 1 box Spanish rice, prepared
16 oz. black beans


  1. In a large frying pan, saute the garlic in the oil.  Add the chicken, 1 c. salsa, Spanish rice, & black beans.  Simmer for about 5 minutes or until filling is hot.  
  2. Warm tortillas in the microwave for 1 minute.  Roll ¾ c. filling and ½ c. cheese in each tortilla. 
  3. Place the burritos in a baking dish. Combine the cheddar cheese soup & ½ c. salsa. Pour over burritos. 
  4. Bake in 350°F oven for 20 – 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Chef’s Note: You can also use Monterey Jack cheese or a blend – either work great.

Enchilada Casserole

Submitted by Nicole~
Serves 2


1.5-2 lb. ground beef 1 taco seasoning packet
1 tbsp oregano 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
2 cans corn 1 can Enchilada sauce
12-15 flour tortillas 4 c. cheese
salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Brown meat with seasonings, adding corn & enchilada sauce until done.
  2. Place layer of tortillas on bottom of 9″x11″ dish, add layer of meat mixture, top with cheese. Repeat until out of tortillas & meat mixture leaving off top layer of cheese.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes.
  4. Remove adding final layer of cheese & bake 5 minutes.

Chef’s Note: This dish is great for pre-making or giving to neighbors when in need.

Mexican Lasagna, or, Tortilla Pie

Submitted by Brad Waller
Serves 8


15 oz. corn (1 can) 15 oz. tomatoes (1 can)
16 oz. fat free refried beans (1 can) 15 oz. black beans (1 can)
15 oz. black olives (1 can) 6 flour tortillas
8 oz. salsa 1 lb. jalapeno jack cheese


  1. Slice the olives using an egg/mushroom slicer.
  2. Divide the diced tomatoes in half.
  3. Save ½ the can of tomatoes & combine the rest of the cans in a large bowl.  Add the salsa & cheese (grated). 
  4. Grease (or spray with Pam) a large round casserole dish approximately the diameter of the tortillas & lay down the first tortilla.  Spoon a layer of mix & repeat the layering until you are out of mix.  Add the last tortilla & the reserved tomatoes & some more cheese, if you like.
  5. Cook for 45 minutes at 350°F.  Slice into 8 pieces & serve.

Chef’s Note: Ounce measurements are estimated.  Basically just use one can of each of the ingredients. Calories are higher than I thought for this, as the olives add minimal volume & lots of calories from fat.  Call it 375 calories if divided in 8, 500 if by 6. Use whole wheat tortillas, skip the olives, & use low fat cheese & this might be healthy.

Cumin Dusted Tortillas

Submitted by Americo


12 flour &/or blue corn tortillas, quartered 1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp kosher salt peanut oil (for deep frying)


  1. Cumin by artizone on FlickrHeat 2″ of peanut oil in a high-sided pan to 360°F.
  2. Fry the tortillas, in batches, until light golden brown.  Drain on paper towels & season immediately with cumin & salt.

Chef’s Note: Goes well with Guacamole.

Moony’s Tasty Tortilla Wrap Rollups

Submitted by MoonSpinner
Serves 30


6 large wheat or flour tortillas 1 tub spreadable green onion cream cheese
1 can black olives 1 box pre-cooked bacon (approx. 12 slices)
1 pkg deli thin smoked ham salt to taste


  1. Lay tortillas out flat; spread a thick layer of cream cheese.
  2. Spread a layer of chopped black olives.
  3. Place 3-4 slices of the thin ham (spread flat for easy rolling later).
  4. Heat bacon for 20 seconds until warm (DO NOT OVERCOOK – hard bacon will not roll well) & place on tortillas in the opposite direction of how you will roll to ensure that when you cut the rollups every piece will have bacon.
  5. Roll up tightly, then slice into 5 pieces & secure with a toothpick.
  6. Best if served at room temperature, but are great to make ahead for parties & store in fridge overnight.

Chef’s Note: Make sure to use pre-cooked bacon; it works best because of the thinness & flexibility. For a lighter version, substitute deli thin smoked turkey for ham. turkey bacon if you find it uber-thin, & low-fat cream cheese.