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Beef 'n' Bean Torta Recipe
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Beef 'n' Bean Torta Recipe

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This zesty dish is a favorite of mine because it has a wonderful Southwestern taste and is easy to prepare. I serve it on nights when we have only a few minutes to eat before running off to meetings or sports events. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto or black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Minced fresh cilantro, optional
  • Salsa, sour cream, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 555 calories, 24 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1,365 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 36 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut four 20-in. x 3-in. strips of heavy-duty foil; crisscross so they resemble spokes of a wheel. Place strips on the bottom and up the sides of a 5-qt. slow cooker. Coat strips with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, olives, chili powder, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Spoon about 1-2/3 cups into prepared slow cooker; top with one tortilla and 1/4 cup cheese. Repeat layers three times.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Using foil strips as handles, remove the tortilla stack to a platter. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with salsa, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Beef 'N' Bean Torta in Quick Cooking November/December 2003, p36

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 555 calories, 24 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1,365 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 36 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Great recipe. I subbed corn tortillas for the flour as I didn't have any. This made it more tamale flavor this way."

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"This recipe is most excellent! We use chicken and garlic salt in ours and omit the hot sauce, which adds a little more flavor in our opinion."

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Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"A favorite in our busy home! Even my 3 year old loves it, and he doesn't like meat normally!"

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"Excellent recipe! I used homemade refried beans in place of the beans. Thanks for sharing."

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"i don't layer it as directed--its great in tortillas rolled up or just scoopful on plate and eat with doritos or tostidos--"

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