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Stuffed tortilla baskets

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Tortillas have endless uses. This is a great idea to use tortillas to create finger food that is both simple to cook and will please the masses. Create your own ideas for stuffings and have fun!
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings12 baskets


  • Muffin baking tray
  • 2 x frying pans
  • Wooden spoon
  • Tortilla warmer or tea towel


  • 200 g minced beef substitute with plant-based mince for a vegan/vegetarian option
  • 1/2 brown onion sliced
  • 1 garlic clove finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 red capsicums or any other colour
  • 200 g cheddar or manchego cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 12 nixtamal corn tortillas preferably La Tortilleria
  • Oil spray
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 180 ° C.
  • On a frying pan, sautée the onion, and garlic.
  • Add mushrooms, capsicums, minced meat, salt, pepper, and mix all together.
  • Cook at low heat for 5 minutes. Cover the pan with a lid and set it to the side.
  • In a very hot dry frying pan, heat your tortillas until soft, hot, and floppy. Place them in a tortilla warmer or wrap in a tea towel until ready to serve.
  • Spray oil into a muffin tray making sure each hole is covered. Arrange the tortillas inside each hole. Bake for 20 minutes or until crisp and golden.
  • Stuff the 'tortilla baskets' with the meat mixture and sprinkle with cheese on top.
  • Bake for 15 more minutes and remove from oven.
  • Garnish with parsley on top before serving.
  • ¡Buen Provecho!


To make this a vegan option:
  • Replace meat with plant-based mince or texturised soy protein.
  • Replace cheese with plant-based cheese, ideally one that melts well.