Mexican layer bake

Mexican layer bake




  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, diced
  • 420g tin butter beans, drained
  • 1 stalk coriander, roughly chopped
  • 2 chorizo sausages, diced
  • 420g tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 packet flat bread (or enough to cover your baking tray six times)
  • 1/4 barbeque chicken, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups light tasty cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 200°C.

Place half your onion in a saucepan with 1 tblsp of olive oil and fry on medium heat until soft. Add butter beans and coriander and warm through for about 1 minute. Transfer the combined mixture to a food processor and mix until becomes a smooth paste. Set aside.

Place the other half of your onion in another saucepan or frypan with 1 tblsp oil and again, fry on medium heat until onion becomes soft. Add the chorizo and tomato and stir regularly for approximately 3 – 5 minutes until the chorizo flavour is well distributed throughout the tomatoes. Set aside.

Grease a baking tray with the 1 tblsp olive oil. Trim your flat bread to fit into the base. Spread half the tomato and chorizo mixture evenly along the flat bread. Top with another layer of flat bread.

With a spatula, spread the butter bean mixture evenly along the top of the flat bread. Drizzle with remaining olive oil over it and place another layer of flat bread on top.

On the next layer, sprinkle 2/3 cup of the tasty cheese and barbeque chicken evenly over the top. Cover with another layer of flat bread.

Place another layer o flat bread and spread the remaining tomato and chorizo mix evenly over top. Top with the last layer of flat bread.

Lastly, sprinkle the remaining tasty cheese and mozzarella cheese over the top.

Cover with aluminium foil and place in the oven for 25 minutes, remove the aluminium foil and bake for a further 10 minutes.

Serve with chopped lettuce and diced tomato.


  • You can use any flat bread – corn, added herbs, the supermarket sells many brands and varieties, you ideally would like the type of flat bread that you would make a wrap with – the thinner the bread, the crunchier the layer.
  • Serve with other accompaniments like salsa, guacamole or sour cream if you wish.
  • Vegetarians can substitute the chorizo for capsicum and chilli flakes, and omit the chicken from the recipe.
  • You can also substitute leftover chili con carne for the chorizo if you wish.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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