Kittencal's Mexi Ground Beef Tortilla Stack

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"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"

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • 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 1

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.

Step 2

Grease a 10-inch round cake pan or round casserole dish.

Step 3

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) .

Step 4

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.


Step 5

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.

Step 6

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).

Step 7

Sprinkle 1/3 of the chilies over the sour cream then 1/3 (1/2 cup) of the shredded cheese.

Step 8

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).

Step 9

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.

Step 10

Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top and return to oven for another 5-8 minutes to melt the cheese.

Step 11

After the cheese has melted sprinkle the top with chopped tomatoes and green onions.

Step 12

Slice into wedges then serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Good Lord is this every amazing, I made exactly as stated in the recipe except I didn't use the jalapeno because I didn't have any but I did use the green chilies, my partner loves Mexican food so I search this site for something different to make, I'm sure glad I found this one, it's already requested to make again, and when I make it again I'll be making two! You really need to try this recipe because it is really, really, REALLY good, thank you KittenCal!

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(18 Jan 2014)