Video: Mexican Tortilla Boats

When we found these little tortilla bowls in the supermarket, we decided they were perfect for turning our usual Mexican bowls into something a little more jaunty. We came up with these Mexican tortilla boats, based on the shape of the bowls and what they brought to mind!

Mexican tortilla boats
Mexican tortilla boats

It’s a fairly simple concept. Our Mexican mix makes up the filling of each boat, which is then topped with a Quorn ‘bacon’ sail and a dollop of sour cream and guacamole on either side. We like to use a tortilla press and cooker but you can buy your torillas from the store. You can serve them as you see below, or even put them onto a sea of lettuce or other salad leaves for an added effect!

Mexican tortilla boats
Mexican tortilla boats

There’s not much more to say about these other than that they are absolutely delicious – and if you like any of our other Mexican meals, you will love them too! They’re super easy to eat as you can just lift up each boat with your fingers. They can get a little messy, though, so look out for dropping beans! They’re great for a quirky dinner party, or even for tricking the kids into eating beans and veggies for those all-important nutrients.

Mexican tortilla boats
Mexican tortilla boats

Here’s the video – scroll down just a bit further for the recipe!

Mexican Tortilla Boats
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: VegBurge
  • 1 packet tortilla bowls around 12
  • 1 can black beans (around 400g)
  • 30 g sweetcorn frozen
  • 1 heaped tsp mole
  • 1 tsp BBQ herb mix
  • 1 white onion finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion finely chopped
  • 2 rashers Quorn bacon
  • Sour cream to taste
  • Guacamole to taste
  1. Cook the tortilla bowls according to the packet instructions so that they are heated and firmed up.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the black beans, sweetcorn, mole, BBQ herbs, onion, and spring onion all together in a frying pan. Cook over a medium heat until sizzling, and taste to check all is cooked and soft before serving.

  3. Put the black bean mix into a separate bowl while serving, or use a separate frying pan to cook the bacon.

  4. Fill each boat with 2-3 tablespoons of the black bean mixture, until full.

  5. Cut the cooked bacon into smaller pieces and insert each into the centre of a boat, like a sail.

  6. Put a dollop of guacamole and a dollop of sour cream on either side of the sail to finish off the boats.

Recipe Notes

If you have leftover black bean mixture, you can either serve it on the plate alongside the boats or keep it back for leftovers. Sorted!


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