Mexican Beef Wraps

Check out the latest recipe from Ness’s blog, Mums in the Kitchen!   You can mix up these fabulous weeknight Mexican wraps – I made small wraps to make them a bit like soft tacos, or you could just pile the mince mixture into one big wrap.  Or for a change, you could layer the wraps […]

By 96five Tuesday 16 Apr 2013RecipesReading Time: 2 minutes

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Check out the latest recipe from Ness’s blog, Mums in the Kitchen!

 

You can mix up these fabulous weeknight Mexican wraps – I made small wraps to make them a bit like soft tacos, or you could just pile the mince mixture into one big wrap.  Or for a change, you could layer the wraps and mince in a casserole dish, sprinkle some cheese on top and bake it – yum!

And of course, get all the fresh ingredients from Charlie’s!

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It’s so easy and low in calories (just on 300 calories per serve).  I’ve linked to the recipe for the wraps themselves, but you can always use bought.  Confession:  even though it goes against my current policy of not buying any packaged food with more than 5 ingredients, I used up some leftover Chilli Con Carne seasoning.  But now that packet’s empty, I’ll definitely make my own next time, using the recipe I linked below!

I also love how budget-friendly this meal is – about $6 for 4 serves – you can’t get much cheaper than that!

The official verdict from my kids was this:

Miss 3: “That was yummy, mummy – BIG thumbs up”

Mr 1: “More meat!  More meat!”

 

The whole family will love these – enjoy!

 

Ingredients

Olive oil spray

1 red onion, diced

400g lean beef mince

1 tablespoon Mexican spice mix

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 carrot, grated

1 zucchini, grated

 

To serve:

1 tomato, diced

1/4 avocado, diced

1/2 cup corn kernels

squeeze lime juice

4 large wraps/8 small wraps

 

Method

Heat a frying pan over medium heat and spray with olive oil.  Add onion and saute for 5 minutes, until soft.  Add mince and cook until browned.

 

Add spice mix and tomato paste and cook, stirring, for a further 2 minutes.  Add 1/2 cup water with carrot and zucchini.  Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10-15 minutes.

 

Serve on wraps, with the salad.

 

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