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Beef 'n' Bean Torta Recipe

Beef 'n' Bean Torta Recipe

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 YIELD:4 servings


  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • Minced fresh cilantro, optional
  • Salsa, sour cream, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, optional


  • 1. Cut four 20x3-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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 555 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1365mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 36g protein.

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PageRD User ID: 5881442 252086
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

"This was so easy to throw together. I loved the flavors! It makes a nice, hearty meal. I add some jalapeno rings to the top. If I made it again, I might throw in a can of chopped green chiles. I think it would be great with corn tortillas."

CountryMouse103 User ID: 8476497 246040
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"This recipe will be one of my favorites. Simple to make, simple to change up if you like. I added a bit more cheese. I was surprised how easy those foil strips made it to remove it from the crock pot. I didn't have heavy duty foil, so I just doubled up my regular foil. You could also use ground turkey for a healthier recipe"

ms11145 User ID: 1604521 240857
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."

[email protected] User ID: 6801101 60341
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."

chrissybeth User ID: 1103871 205746
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

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

Llessur User ID: 3012135 65881
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

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

ppeart User ID: 3737232 65880
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--"

kellyglover User ID: 2558648 130121
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2008

"This recipe sounds so yummy! I am going to try it this week!"

Kim Ostrowski User ID: 2823216 55806
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2008

"This recipe has become a family favorite. Everyone enjoys it time and time again!"

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