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Bean Stacked Tortilla Bake

Bean Stacked Tortilla Bake is full of flavor and is a great Mexican night meal! It makes a wonderful lunch or dinner.

Bean Stacked Tortilla Bake is a flavorful and filling dish that will feed a lot of people for not a lot of money. You can use either corn or flour tortillas what ever you prefer. I first found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2010 Annual Recipes Cookbook.

Beans with beef make this a meal that will fill you up. The lettuce, tomato and cilantro on top add a nice freshness to the dish. I like to spice this dish up a little by adding hot salsa. 

Stove Top & Oven

Recipe serves: 8

Serving size: 1 piece

Total time: 1 hour

Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.

Pantry & Spices

  • dried cumin
  • taco seasoning


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 jar salsa 16 oz
  • 1 can black beans 15 oz
  • 1 Italian salad dressing
  • 1 package tortillas 8"
  • sour cream
  • 1 bag Mexican cheese 8 oz
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 bunch cilantro

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  3. Heat a large skillet and sauté beef and onion breaking up into small pieces until the beef is cooked. 
  4. Drain the beef then add the bowl of bean mixture to the beef until combined. Remove from heat. 
  5. In a casserole dish layer:
    • 3 tortillas
    • 1/2 the meat mixture
    • 3 ~ 1/8 cups of sour cream spread evenly
    • 1/4 cup (2 oz) shredded cheese spread evenly
    • 3 tortillas
    • the other 1/2 of the meat mixture
    • 3 ~ 1/8 cups of sour cream spread evenly
    • 1/4 cup (2 oz) shredded cheese spread evenly
  6. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. 
  7. Uncover and bake for 5 – 10 minutes.
  8. Top dish with lettuce, tomato and cilantro. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $70 – Menu 2

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