Do More With Tortillas

Maria Graver
 


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Tortillas are not just for burritos and quesadillas, there a many ways that this round piece of flat bread can work for you.

We all know the traditional uses: tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, and even quartered and fried to make chips. Believe me, all of those items taste wonderful, but have you ever thought of a tortilla pizza? Yes, Pizza!

My family loves them. Tortillas come in so many sizes, you can make large for the adult appetite, or small for the little ones in your family. They are convenient because of packaging, size, portion control, thick or thin crust, whole wheat or flour.

Get the kids involved by throwing a pizza party. Give them a tortilla with some pizza sauce on it, and let them personalize their own pizza by putting on the toppings of their choice. Pepperoni, Canadian bacon, diced chicken, veggies and cheese. Everybody is happy.

Simply heat the oven to 450◦, place the Tortilla pizzas on a cookie sheet, (Non-stick spray or parchment paper helps for easy clean up) bake, and remove when cheese is golden brown and bubbly. For a crispier crust, just pre-bake your tortilla by itself for 5 minutes before adding any ingredients. This gives it a little head start and a little extra crunch.

Tortillas are great for sandwich wraps, layered into casseroles, and even salad wraps when you’re on the go. No time to sit and enjoy a healthy lunch? Mix any tossed green salad with a small amount of ranch dressing, then tuck it into a softened tortilla, (in the micro-wave for 20 seconds) and you have a healthy, low-fat lunch that you can eat in your hands. Even tuna or egg salad is delicious on a tortilla.

Explore for yourself, all the uses of Tortillas. You may even come up with some great new ideas of your own. Tortillas are not just for Mexican food any more.

Maria Graver is the author of many articles related to cooking and entertainment. While she has catered full dinners to groups as large as 400, most of her writings are focused on the family and creating memorable meals that keep everyone coming back for more. If you'd like to learn how do start cooking like a pro, please visit her website, MariasCookery.com

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