Chuck Wagon Tortilla Stack Recipe
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Chuck Wagon Tortilla Stack Recipe

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Piling on loads of hearty flavor at mealtime is easy when I roll out this skillet specialty. I layer the meat mixture with tortillas in a deep skillet and let it simmer a little longer. It’s easy to cut and spoon out of the pan. —Bernice Janowski, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) baked beans
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 1-1/3 cups (about 5 ounces) shredded pepper jack cheese
  • Shredded lettuce, chopped red onion, sour cream and/or chopped tomatoes, optional


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the garlic, beans, tomatoes, corn, chilies, barbecue sauce, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until liquid is reduced.
  2. Coat a large deep skillet with cooking spray. Place one tortilla in skillet; spread with 1-1/2 cups meat mixture. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers three times. Cover and cook on low for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and tortillas are heated through. Cut into wedges. Serve with toppings of your choice. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Chuck Wagon Tortilla Stack in Country Woman January/February 2000, p38

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jogab User ID: 8700388 246631
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2016

"The only problem is the sogginess of the tortillas, but good flavor."

Poch User ID: 8639226 242644
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"quick and easy. I used leftover chili and shredded cheddar cheese. We topped each wedge with a dollop of sour cream."

juliekimm User ID: 5798000 242528
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"Delicious and easy. I used chili beans because that's what I had. We topped it with shredded spinach, avocado and cilantro. I would say this makes closer to 4 servings than 6. We rather enjoyed the sweetness of it. The leftovers were even better the next day!"

Janadele User ID: 7087902 242366
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"I also added cilantro a good recipe for a cold evening."

Babbi-Dan User ID: 4899497 31412
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2012

"Really quick and easy recipe and filling too! I, too, found it a little sweet, but still good. I think next time I will use pork and beans instead of the baked beans. We thought it better with the lettuce, tomato, onions, and sour cream on the top. Also, the bottom tortilla was hard to cut on the finished product. It would be nice to find a way to keep it soft."

stevennicole User ID: 2190603 31411
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"I added cilantro and used mexican flavored tomatoes. since the tomatoes had sugar in them, the dish was too sweet with the bbq sauce and baked beads. I'll use regular tomatoes next time."

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