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Mexican Filo Triangles

Serves 4 Makes 12


  • olive oil spray
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 250g lean beef mince
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 125g can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon reduced salt taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup mild tomato salsa
  • 12 sheets filo pastry
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat natural yogurt
  • 1 cup grated reduced fat cheddar or mozzarella cheese
  • 4 cups green salad, to serve
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  1. 1. Spray a non-stick saucepan with oil, add onion and cook over medium-high heat until soft. Add the beef and brown, stirring for 5 minutes. Add carrot, tomatoes, beans, taco seasoning and salsa. Simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Cool slightly.
  2. 2. Place 1 filo sheet on a clean bench, lightly brush with yogurt. Top with another sheet and brush with yogurt. Repeat to form 3 layers. Cut into thirds lengthways to form 3 long strips. Repeat with remaining pastry and yogurt, keeping pastry covered with a damp teatowel to prevent it from drying out.
  3. 3. Spoon 1/4 cup of mince mixture into the corner of one of the pastry strips. Sprinkle with cheese. Fold pastry end over to form a triangle. Continue to fold triangle over itself until end of the strip. Repeat with remaining pastry and mince.
  4. 4. Place triangles on a baking lined oven tray and bake at 200°C for 15-20 minutes or until pastry is golden and crisp. Serve warm or cold with a green salad.

Tips / Handy Hints

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Freeze these triangles, unbaked, for up to 2 months, thaw before baking. Brushing pastry with yogurt is a healthy option and a great way to boost calcium!

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serve:
Energy (kj) 1462
Protein (g) 31.6
Fat, Total (g) 8.4
Saturated (g) 3.8
Carbohydrates (g) 34
Sugars (g) 7.1
Dietry Fibre (g) 4.3
Sodium (mg) 931
Calcium (mg) 404
Iron (mg) 3


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