Eat: Tortilla wraps


Tortillas are flour (or wheat) flatbreads or pancakes which are filled with a variety of fillings and wrapped to make burritos, quesadillos, enchiladas or simple tortilla wraps.

Our family love them. They make an easy meal to make in the outdoors that we have done on many occasions and they are so versatile: they can be quick alternatives to sandwiches if you’re out for a picnic or a more fulfilling meal packed with a warm stuffing. They can even make a tasty brekkie if filled with sausages and scrambled eggs with a squirt of tomato sauce.

There’s lots of fun to be had in the making and eating of these tasty treats. The first challenge is wrapping the stuffing successfully so that it doesn’t lead to leakage. There are different ways to do this so experiment with what works best for you. Remember not to put too much filling inside though. The second challenge is one that we often try to do and that is to see who has the cleanest plate at the end. It isn’t as easy as it sounds since the sauce often has a way of seeping through or even bursting out of the wrap as you carefully take your bite.

Here’s a simple warm filling to try. We often experiment with different beans, or use chicken instead of mince.


Onion, chopped

Garlic clove, crushed

Red pepper, sliced

Mince (or quorn alternative)

Tinned tomatoes

Tinned kidney beans

Grated cheese

Tortillas wraps

What to do:

1. Fry the onion and garlic in some oil until softened.

2. Add the mince and peppers.

3. Pour over the tinned tomatoes and warm through, adding any seasoning to taste.

4. Tip in the kidney beans and warm.

5. Spoon the mixture onto the tortilla wraps and sprinkle over the grated cheese.

6. Wrap and eat!

You can add any extras before wrapping such as chilli sauce, grated carrot, sliced avocado, lettuce etc. to suit the tastes of each member of the family.