If you have any extra tortillas in your fridge, there are many meals that you can use them in. These recipes with tortillas are all simple and affordable.
There are lots of different sizes of tortillas that can be used in these recipes, but I will specify the best sizes for each recipe.
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There are many ways to make fajitas.
First, you need to decide what kind of meat you will use. I usually use chicken and sometimes beef.
If you choose chicken, you can buy pre-cooked diced chicken or fajita strips to save you time. If you buy chicken that you need to fully cook, you will probably want to get a fajita seasoning mix so that the chicken isn’t bland tasting.
You can also buy pre-cooked beef strips, or you can thinly slice a steak and cook beef strips. Chicken is typically going to be cheaper, but beef tastes good as well.
For the vegetables, you can buy fajita vegetables in the frozen vegetable aisle at the store, or you can slice fresh ones. I usually cut my own onions and peppers. I prefer red, yellow, or orange peppers or sometimes even banana peppers. It depends on what you like best. If I am in a hurry, I will buy the frozen fajita vegetables which are basically onions and peppers cut up already.
You will need to cook the meat first and then add your vegetables. If you are using a seasoning mix, add it next. Serve on tortillas with your favorite toppings such as sour cream and cheese.
I typically use fajita style tortillas because they are the perfect size for this recipe.
2. Fish Tacos
Fish tacos can be made using breaded or unbreaded fish. You can also use different kinds of fish. I typically use fish sticks, but I have also used flounder as well. I like to top them with mango salsa, but some people like them with shredded cole slaw mix.
See the full recipe in our post: Quick & Easy Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa
3. Soft Tacos
Cook hamburger or chicken. Add in taco seasoning, and follow the directions on the seasoning packet. My favorite taco seasoning is Ortega.
Serve your taco meat on tortillas with your favorite toppings such as lettuce, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, etc.
Fajita or street taco tortillas are good for soft tacos.
Quesadillas are a pretty simple recipe made with tortillas.
Spray a frying pan with a non-stick cooking spray and lay a tortilla on it. You can make small quesadillas using fajita tortillas or make big quesadillas using burrito tortillas.
Pile the tortilla with shredded cheese and lay another tortilla on top of it. Spray that tortilla with cooking spray before you flip it over. It helps to have a large spatula.
If you want chicken, beef, or vegetables on it, these should be pre-cooked before making the quesadilla. Serve with salsa or toppings when done cooking.
5. Chicken Wraps
When I make chicken wraps, I like to use pre-cooked popcorn chicken. You could also use unbreaded cooked chicken.
Serve the chicken on fajita tortillas with a sauce like mayonnaise, ranch, or chipotle sauce. Add vegetables like tomatoes or lettuce. Roll up your tortillas and eat!
6. Turkey Applejack Wraps
These might take a little bit more time to put together and cook, but they sure are yummy!
Check out our full recipe in our post: Turkey Applejack Wraps Recipe
I have been making simple burritos for years.
They are really easy to make. First, you cook a pound of hamburger meat and drain any grease. Then, you add burrito mix. I only like the burrito mix made by McCormick. I have tried a lot of other kinds, but they aren’t as good. Make sure you are using an actual burrito mix not a taco seasoning mix.
Next, add a can of refried beans. You can use plain refried beans, but I like to change it up and use ones that have jalapenos or black refried beans.
After that mixture is cooked, serve the burrito mixture on burrito tortillas (the large ones) with cheese and other toppings. Roll it up once you have added all your toppings.
I like pico de gallo on mine, but you can add whatever you like.
One of the great things about this recipe is that they are just as good reheated the next day.
I like to use corn tortillas for enchiladas, but the rest of my family likes flour tortillas. Sometimes I will make half flour and half corn in my dish.
I use a 13 x 9 baking dish. First, I cook hamburger (you could also use chicken). Then, mix a packet of McCormick’s enchilada mix with a can of tomato paste and the amount of water shown on the mix to make the sauce. Pour half of that sauce into the meat. There are other mixes you could use, but this is the one I like.
Then, add a little meat to the tortillas and roll them up and place them in the baking dish. I can usually squish 9 or 10 across and 4-6 sideways. I typically use fajita sized tortillas.
Pour remaining sauce over the whole pan of tortillas. Add an 8 ounce package of shredded cheese over the enchiladas. Bake at 400° F until the cheese melts.
Serve with your favorite toppings such as sour cream.
9. Thai Chicken Tacos
These tacos are made with chicken and a special Thai sauce. They are really spicy, so if you don’t like spicy foods, these won’t be for you.
They go well with cole slaw mix or mango salsa.
Use our easy to follow recipe in our post: Thai Chicken Tacos Recipe
10. Tortilla Pizzas
A fun way to use tortillas is to use them as pizza crusts.
This is good for someone on a low-carb diet because they are thin, and you can buy low-carb tortillas.
You can use whatever sauces and toppings that you like.
I usually pile my toppings on a sauce and then bake at 400° F until the cheese melts and the edges of the tortilla are a little bit browned. This keeps the tortilla from being soggy.
Here are some ideas for sauces:
- barbecue sauce
- pizza sauce
- olive oil
Kinds of cheeses:
- shredded mozzarella
- shredded cheddar
- feta cheese
- ricotta cheese
Kinds of meat:
- peppers (jalapenos, banana, bell, etc.)
- pineapple chunks
What are your favorite recipes with tortillas?
Comment down below your favorite foods to make that use tortillas.