Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe is so wonderful I had to share with everyone! Spicy and delicious - it's like a Mexican Lasagna! Makes a lot of servings and would be great for those Cinco de Mayo parties! From and Kathi McClaren.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the onion and garlic, and saute for 5 more minutes.
  4. Drain any excess fat, if desired.
  5. Mix in the olives, green chile peppers, tomatoes with green chile peppers, taco sauce and refried beans.
  6. Stir mixture thoroughly, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Spread a thin layer of the meat mixture in the bottom of a 4 quart casserole dish.
  8. Cover with a layer of tortillas followed by more meat mixture, then a layer of cheese.
  9. Repeat tortilla, meat, cheese pattern until all the tortillas are used, topping off with a layer of meat mixture and cheese.
  10. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is slightly brown and bubbly.
Most Helpful

This is really yummy! I cut the recipe in half. I used ground turkey instead of beef. Also, instead of the colby cheese, I used the mexican style shredded cheddar cheese. I used a round 2.5QT casserole dish, and the tortillas fit in there perfectly. It is kind of like a mexican lasagna casserole. It is spicy and has kick, but not too hot. Really yummy! Even when the recipe is cut in half, it still makes a lot.

Lisa P. June 12, 2002

Excellent! I also have made this one from I served this for company and it was a Huge hit. If you like Mexican food you Will love this! It does make a ton though, I'd suggest halving it for an average-sized family, unless you're making one to eat and one to freeze. Most definite keeper, I'd forgotten about it. Thank-you Denise for posting this, now I can add it to my Zaar cookbook, yay!

Teresa M May 04, 2002

Denise! What a wonderful dish! Made it last night for Dahling and myself and it definitely qualified as an "UMMM" dish. After every bite, Dahling would go "UMMM!" Only changed a few things, halved the recipe, used shredded cheddar jack with jalapenos and added about 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. Gave it a nice snap. Will make this one over and over. Thanks!!!

Boopster January 21, 2003