Tortillas are a traditional Mexican food that now regularly ends up on tables all over the world. Little wonder, since both wheat tortillas and corn tortillas are quickly prepared and serve as the basis for so many dishes. Whether as filled tortillas, empanadas or tacos, these delicious dough patties are rich in fiber and have a mild flavor of their own.
While the classic filling for tortillas consists of meat, beans, corn, cheese, tomatoes and salsa, with a little creativity you can conjure up countless, varied recipes from the Mexican dish. Want some inspiration? We have tried out for you from hearty to sweet through extraordinary fillings for tortillas and are absolutely crazy about the Latin American cuisine. Have fun trying it out!
But first: Why tortillas are ideal for experimentation.
Food isn't just food - it's inspiration, relaxation and exciting adventure all at once. Accordingly, we love to embark on a culinary expedition and dive into a new world full of unexpected flavor combinations.
The subtle taste of corn tortillas and wheat tortillas is the ideal basis to let unusual constellations of flavors and spices shine in a completely new light. Fillings for Mexican food couldn't be more different: from hot, spicy ingredients to delicious, sweet toppings, you can let your creativity run wild. Here are our favorite tortilla fillings that made our mouths water:
Taste explosion guaranteed: A hearty tortilla like from Mexico!
After preparing your tortillas using a tortilla press, mix the following ingredients in a large bowl:
- 1/2 cup diced beef
- 1/4 cup diced bell bell pepper
- 1/4 cup corn kernels
- 1/4 cup steamed peas and carrots
- 1 tablespoon chopped green onions
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
Then add to the mixture 1 cup of barbecue sauce, 2 tablespoons of Worcester sauce, 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon of mustard and a pinch of red peppercorns. After stirring the stuffing vigorously, cook it in a non-stick pan over medium heat for 10 minutes. For toppings, we recommend some crispy tortilla chips or fiery roasted corn kernels.
Get on the fruit: Sweet and sour explosion for your tortilla.
Ready for fruity flavor and sweet adventure? Then follow us on a culinary journey through the world of fruity tortillas! Here's how to get started:
In a large bowl, mix ...
- 1/2 cup roasted pineapple chunks
- 1/4 cup sliced bananas
- 1/4 cup mixed berries
- 1/4 cup almond pieces
- 1/4 cup mango and pineapple slices
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Add 2 tablespoons of orange juice and 3 tablespoons of fresh mint leaves before placing the filling in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes. The crème de la crème to the fruity tortilla? A sugary topping of toasted coconut flakes, chopped macadamia nuts and a delicious scoop of creamy ice cream. Bon appétit!
Attention, homegrown creation: the most German tortilla ever!
Mexican dishes clashing with good old German home cooking? Wait for it: This filling for tortillas will change your mind! Store the finished tortillas in a tortilla warmer to keep them nice and crispy until you eat them.
Then you fry either a steak or cutlet and cook a handful of potatoes. After chopping, sauté these two ingredients together with sauerkraut in a pan. Add some sea salt, pepper and a pinch of paprika if desired and serve the filling in the tortillas kept warm. We say: Guten Appetit (or in good German: Mahlzeit!) and have fun experimenting with Mexican food!