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Mexican Pie

Mexican flavoured minced meat layered in a dish with tortilla bread, with added pureed vegetables, so the children can't complain about the chunks, and melted cheese on top.


  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1 x onion

  • 1 kg good quality minced beef

  • .5 cup each pureed spinach and carrot

  • 1 x 25 g packet taco seasoning mix

  • 700 g tomato passata

  • 250 g grated tasty cheese

  • 6 x tortilla breads


  • 1.

    Heat oil in large pan

  • 2.

    Finely chop onion and add to oil, cook until softened

  • 3.

    Add minced beef and break up any large lumps while browning

  • 4.

    Add pureed vegetables, seasoning mix and 500 ml tomato passata

  • 5.

    Simmer with lid on for 10 minutes

  • 6.

    Put a thin layer of the meat in a lightly greased oven dish

  • 7.

    Layer some tortilla bread

  • 8.

    Another layer of beef

  • 9.

    Continue this layering of beef and breads finishing with bread

  • 10.

    Spread the remaining tomato passata over the bread and sprinkle the cheese over the top

  • 11.

    Place in a preheated oven 200C and heat for approximately 25 minutes or until heated through

  • 12.

    Serve with a green salad

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