Preparation info

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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This famous Mexican dish consists of a spicy stuffing inside a corn meal pancake called a tortilla. Tacos always make a successful beginning to a meal, but they are also excellent party food. Try them with sliced spring onions/scallions and a creamy herb sauce.


  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • corn oil for frying
  • 225 g/8 oz/1 cup pinto beans, cooked and mashed
  • 100 g/4 oz/½ cup cottage cheese
  • 100 g/4 oz/1 cup potato, cooked and diced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seasoning to taste
  • 12 tortillas
  • 2 eggs, beaten


    Soften the onions and chillies in a little oil. Mix the beans with these and the rest of the filling ingredients. Dip each tortilla in the beaten eggs, place 2 tablespoons of filling in the centre, fold over and press down lightly. Fry until crisp.