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Beef ‘n’ Bean Torta

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

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 chiles, 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, salsa, sour cream, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, optional

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro and serve with salsa, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes.
Nutrition 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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