Kittencal's Mexi Ground Beef Tortilla Stack
October 22, 2011
"A KC favorite! This is similar to a Mexican lasagna and once the ground beef mixture is cooked this takes very little time to assemble I most always cook the ground beef a day ahead. Make certain to semi drain the salsa. This is delicious and I'm certain you will love it! My photo is showing before cooking"
- Serving Size: 1 (443.8 g)
- Calories 756.9
- Total Fat - 35.8 g
- Saturated Fat - 15.7 g
- Cholesterol - 145.2 mg
- Sodium - 935.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 59.6 g
- Dietary Fiber - 10 g
- Sugars - 6.6 g
- Protein - 52 g
- Calcium - 400.3 mg
- Iron - 6.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 23.6 mg
- Thiamin - 0.5 mg
Step by Step Method
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Set oven rack to lowest position. Prepare a large baking sheet to place under the pan to catch any spills.
Grease a 10-inch round cake pan or round casserole dish.
In a skillet cook the beef with garlic, onion and jalapeno pepper until no longer pink; drain fat then continue cooking stirring until the meat is lightly browned (this may take about 12-15 minutes to brown) .
Mix in 1/2 a package of the taco seasoning mix; cook stirring for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. If you want you can add in the remaining half of the seasoning.
Place one tortilla into the bottom of the pan. Spoon 1/3 of the jar of semi-drained salsa over the tortilla, then sprinkle 1/3 of the ground beef mixture over salsa.
Using a teaspoon dollup 1/3 of the sour cream over the beef then spread out using a spoon (the sour cream doesn’t have to cover the beef completely and go easy on the sour cream you don’t need to much or it will be too rich).
Sprinkle 1/3 of the chilies over the sour cream then 1/3 (1/2 cup) of the shredded cheese.
Repeat two more times (for the last layer do not sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese on top, you will add on after cooking).
Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes; uncover and continue baking for another 20-25 minutes or until hot and heated all the way through.
Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top and return to oven for another 5-8 minutes to melt the cheese.
After the cheese has melted sprinkle the top with chopped tomatoes and green onions.
Slice into wedges then serve.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- For a spicier dish, use a spicier salsa or add more jalapeno pepper.
- For a creamier dish, use a full cup of sour cream.
- Ground turkey can be substituted for the ground beef. This substitution will provide a leaner option while still maintaining a similar flavor profile.
- Greek yogurt can be substituted for the sour cream. This substitution will provide a healthier option with a similar creamy texture.
Vegetarian Tortilla Stack Replace the ground beef with a vegetarian alternative such as crumbled tofu, cooked lentils, or black beans. Replace the taco seasoning mix with a vegetarian alternative such as chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Replace the salsa with a vegetarian variety and omit the diced green chilies.
Vegetarian Mexican Quinoa Bowl Replace the tortillas with cooked quinoa. Replace the ground beef with a vegetarian alternative such as crumbled tofu, cooked lentils, or black beans. Replace the taco seasoning mix with a vegetarian alternative such as chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Top with diced tomatoes, black olives, diced avocado, and shredded vegan cheese.
: Mexican Rice
: Mexican Rice is the perfect accompaniment to Kittencal's Mexi Ground Beef Tortilla Stack. It is a flavorful side dish with a hint of lime and cilantro that is sure to compliment the flavors of the stack. It is also easy to make and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Mexican Refried Beans: Mexican Refried Beans are a delicious and flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with Kittencal's Mexi Ground Beef Tortilla Stack. They are a great source of protein and fiber, and the combination of spices and seasonings make them a great addition to any Mexican-inspired meal. Refried beans are also easy to make and can be served hot or cold, making them a great choice for any occasion.
Q: How long do I need to cook Kittencal's Mexi Ground Beef Tortilla Stack?
A: You need to preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and cook for about 30 minutes covered, then 20-25 minutes uncovered. Finally, add the last layer of cheese and cook for another 5-8 minutes.
Q: What ingredients do I need for Kittencal's Mexi Ground Beef Tortilla Stack?
A: You will need ground beef, onion, garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, corn tortillas, grated cheese, and sour cream.
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Fun Fact 1: Mexican cuisine has been influenced by many cultures, including Spanish, French, and Mayan. Kittencal's Mexi Ground Beef Tortilla Stack incorporates many of these traditional flavors, making it a unique and delicious dish.
Fun Fact 2: This recipe is a favorite of celebrity chef, Rachael Ray. She has been known to make it for her family and friends, and it has become a staple in her cooking repertoire.