Mexican bake

Raid your storecupboard and try out this fresh idea for canned beans with fajita spices – top with tortillas and cheese

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 473
  • fat 14g
  • saturates 8g
  • carbs 64g
  • sugars 11g
  • fibre 11g
  • protein 23g
  • salt 1.3g


  • 2 x 400g cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 35g sachet fajita seasoning of your choice
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes with chilli
  • 6 tortillas
  • 140g Monterey Jack cheese or cheddar, grated


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Heat a non-stick frying pan, add the black beans and fajita spice mix, stir together and cook for 1-2 mins. Add the tomatoes and simmer over a low heat for 10 mins.

  2. Cut the tortillas in half. Lightly grease a 2-litre baking dish. Spread a third of the bean mixture over the base of the dish, followed by 3 tbsp of the cheese and a layer of tortillas. Repeat the process, finishing with a tortilla layer on top. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Bake for 15 mins until golden.

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