Mexican Beef Tortilla Stack

Mexican Beef Tortilla Stack

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June 5, 2015

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 45 mins
  • Yields: 6


500g ground beef mince

1 x 435g can of refried beans (I used Old El Paso brand)

1 x 35g taco seasoning powder sachet

4 ripe tomatoes diced

5 tortilla wraps

Grated tasty cheese - 2 cups approx

Ground paprika


1Combine mince, beans, seasoning and tomatoes in slow cooker and mix well.

2Cook on low for approximately 4hrs.

3When complete it's time to assemble the tortilla stack.

4This can be done in an oven dish if you don't have a smaller slow cooker but I assembled mine directly into the bowl of a 3L slow cooker.

5Lay down one tortilla wrap.

6Top with 1/5 of meat mixture.

7Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of grated cheese.

8Lay another tortilla wrap over the top and press down.

9Top with 1/5 of meat mixutre and 1/3 cup grated cheese. Lay another wrap and continue this process until all used.

10On the final layer I topped with 2/3 cup of cheese for extra cheesy top.

11I then sprinkle a small amount of ground paprika over the cheese (it gives that browned appearance to cheese in slow cooking)

12Cover and cook on high for approx 45mins or until heated through and cheese melted.

13If you are doing this stage in the oven dish instead of the smaller slow cooker, I would bake in a moderate oven for approx 30mins or until heated through and cheese melted.

14Serve slices of the stack with fresh garden salad.

Submitted by Paulene Christie


12 Reviews

Leanne Clarke

August 29, 2020

Absolutely amazing!!! Delicious, easy, my Mexican loving teen loved it !


August 16, 2018

Very tasty. Family favourite

Katrina Jenner

December 17, 2017

Have made this several times for my Mexican food loving family! Always serve with a salad or a serve of chips – never fail recipe!

Stacey Nanson

August 16, 2017

Love this recipe! So easy to make and the mince alone is perfect for any mexican dish.

There is some taste of it yes so if you really don’t like it you may prefer to cook it without the beans?
However I do personally like it in the overall flavour combo 🙂

Marz Bar

June 9, 2017

Quick prolly weird question can u taste the bean flavour in the mince ? not a fan of refried beans byt am hopin i n kids may not notice it in mince sorry if silly questions looks really yum n thought ud ask before intry make thxs again

I think one can would be most equal to the four tomatoes 🙂


October 10, 2016

Could you substitute the 4 tomatoes with canned tomatoes? If yes would you say 1 or 2 cans?

If you wish 🙂


June 13, 2016

Can you go without the beans?

Emz M

June 9, 2016

This was soo yum! Its our new lasagna! Very easy & tasty!


March 5, 2016

Turned out perfect!

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