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Chef Ray – Tortilla Lasagne

This is a twist on the traditional lasagne.

From: Burke, Louise; et alSurvival Around the World FPC Custom Media

Serves 4-8

  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 500g extra-lean beef mince
  • 1 packet Maggi Chilli Con Carne Recipe Mix
  • 435g can refried beans
  • 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 600g chunky salsa
  • 8 large burrito flour tortillas
  • 450g frozen spinach, defrosted and excess water squeezed out
  • ½ cup grated reduced-fat cheese

Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Spray a non-stick saucepan with oil and cook onion over medium heat until soft. Add mince and cook until browned. Add chilli con carne mix, corn, refried beans, tomatoes and two-thirds of salsa. Stir, bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until sauce thickens. Place a little meat sauce in the base of a 29cm x 23cm lasagne dish. Top with about 4 tortillas, then add alternate layers of meat sauce, spinach and tortillas, finishing with a tortilla layer. Spread remaining salsa over the top. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with salad leaves.

Although I’m not a qualified chef I do like to pretend I’m on Master Chef. I source the recipes from the stated source (not sauce) and make them taking the photo of the meal I produce for myself.

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If you enjoyed this recipe here is one I published previously:

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Developed by the sports dieticians at the Australian Institute of Sport, this vividly illustrated recipe book provides healthful tips not only for traveling athletes but also for anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy diet, whether at home or abroad. Advice on dining out, grocery shopping, and cooking in each region of the world is provided, along with internationally inspired recipes.

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Ray has competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? Ray has coached athletes to achieve these and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of Ray’s coaching. Contact him to discuss how he can assist you to achieve your goals.
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