Machetes (Long Stuffed Tortillas)


Machetes are a type of long stuffed tortilla that originate from Mexico. They are typically made with a wheat flour tortilla that is filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, and vegetables, and then deep fried.

Ingredients:

-1 wheat flour tortilla
-1/2 cup cooked shredded chicken
-1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
-1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
-1/4 cup chopped onions
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1 teaspoon chili powder
-1/2 teaspoon cumin
-Salt and pepper

Method:

1. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the chicken, cheese, tomatoes, onions, olive oil, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.

3. Place the tortilla in the skillet and spread the filling evenly over it.

4. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the tortilla is golden brown and the filling is hot and bubbly.

5. Slice into 8 pieces and serve.

Potential changes & improvements:

-Try using a different type of tortilla, such as corn or flour.
-Add in additional vegetables, such as peppers, mushrooms, or spinach.
-Switch up the protein and use ground beef, pork, or tofu instead of chicken.
-Try serving with a dipping sauce, such as salsa, guacamole, or sour cream.

Works Well With…

-Rice
-Beans
-Salad

Common Mistakes:

-Not cooking the tortilla long enough, resulting in a soft and soggy middle.
-Overloading the tortilla with too much filling, making it difficult to eat.
-Forgetting to add seasonings, resulting in a bland dish.

Nutritional Information:

-Calories: 350
-Fat: 17 g
-Saturated Fat: 5 g
-Cholesterol: 45 mg
-Sodium: 490 mg
-Carbohydrates: 32 g
-Fiber: 3 g
-Sugar: 4 g
-Protein: 15 g

Allergens:

-Wheat
-Chicken
-Cheese
-Tomatoes
-Onions
-Olive oil
-Chili powder
-Cumin


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