• 500 g lean beef mince
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 420 g can Wattie's Mild Chilli Beans
  • 1 Tbsp Wattie's Tomato Paste
  • 420 g can Wattie’s Mexican Style Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 3 large tortillas
  • 250 g cottage cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and lightly grease a round 23cm shallow ovenproof dish.
  2. Heat a dash of oil in a non-stick frying pan and brown mince. Add onion and capsicum and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in Wattie’s Mild Chilli Beans, Wattie’s Tomato Paste, Wattie’s Mexican Style Tomatoes and parsley and cook for a further 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parsley.
  4. Spread a third of the cooked mince and bean mixture over the bottom of the ovenproof dish and lay one tortilla on top. Spread a third of the cottage cheese over the tortilla then sprinkle with a third of each of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat twice more so you have 3 layers.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is golden.

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Made With

Chilli Beans Mild

To create NZ's top-selling chilli beans we add nourishing red kidney beans to a thick and rich blend of tomatoes, capsicum, onion and chilli powder. The delicious mild flavour is suitable for the whole family.

Tomato Paste

Concentrated tomato suited to adding to sauces, casseroles & pizzas.

Mexican Style Tomatoes

Ripened on the vine under the Hawke’s Bay sun, Wattie’s Mexican Style Tomatoes are diced and blended, then seasoned for an authentic Mexican flavour.

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Reviews (33)

dorothy's Rating
sharon's Review | Rating

I'm definatley giving this one a go!

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Angela's Review | Rating

I have made this and it's yum yum yummy!!!

Annie's Review | Rating

Very delicious! I add mushrooms in too :)

Ross's Review | Rating

Tasted great the whole family loved it. The cheese mixture wasn't easy to spread. But I got there

chris & tracey's Review | Rating

Ace meal for boy's.On A colded day

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Maria's Review | Rating

I'm definitely trying this out next time.

Bobbie's Review | Rating

Great recipe. I added leftover Watties baked beans to the mix as well. I thought I had some cottage cheese in the fridge, but didn't so I substituted this for a mixture of egg, sour cream and grated tasty cheese. It worked well. I also drizzled Watties Mexican style tomatoes over the slices of Lasagne on each plate as well as guacamole. A real hit!

Helen's Review | Rating

Really yummy. Easy to make. Can use leftover minces and add any veges you like. Really easy to do.

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lorraine's Review | Rating

looks great

ann's Review | Rating

easy recipe

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Brian's Review | Rating

Looks tasty and full of Protein.

Bev's Review | Rating

Looks yummy and fill of protein

Heather's Review | Rating

Looks quick and easy as will as tasty.Will definatly try this

Helanie's Review | Rating

great using left over mince and susages and tomatoes, love watties beans using for years. H.pocknall

Lynley's Rating
Shirley's Review | Rating

The high protein in this meal makes it a good healthy source for growing kids.

Sue's Review | Rating

lovely easy meal to make

Ellen's Review | Rating

Lovely to make & very tasty, Martha

Kyle's Review | Rating

looks very nice

leo's Review | Rating

yummy so easy to make and great taste too

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Sarah's Review | Rating

Excellent, versatile dinner recipe. Almost all ingredients allow for substitutions (e.g., lamb mince instead of beef mince; whatever tortillas or wraps are on hand; swap the veges for grated zucchini and carrot; leave out the cottage cheese entirely; use canned tomatoes and cannellini beans/chickpeas instead of chilli beans; use edam cheese instead of parmesan) so it's great for using up whatever's in the fridge. Also easily made in advance and reheated so feeds the two of us for two dinners.

Lauren Harris's Review | Rating

As a California resident who has been to Mexico many times, I’ve never eaten or seen this before being in New Zealand. While this is definitely a NZ interpretation rather than a true MexiCali dinner, it is quality food. But not quite the flavors I was hoping for.

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Bridget Mather's Review | Rating

Delicious and simple

Soph Herbert's Review | Rating

So tasty !!! And I think you can easily do 4 tortillas not 3... would make a good nacho topping too (mince part)