Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

The original recipe is from All New Cookbook for Diabetics and their Families from University of Alabama at Birmingham published by Oxmoor House. I add twice as much salt as originally called for, use 1/2 t red pepper flakes instead of 1/4 t black pepper and normally add extra onion. I also serve with lettuce, tomato and sour cream to round out the meal. Do not skip the water and also do yourself a favor and use fresh spices. If your spices are over a year or two old throw them away and buy new. The dish will taste much better that way. The (diabetic) recipe exchanges are 2 medium-fat meat and 1 vegetable but only if you use lean ground chuck AND low-fat american cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beef and onion until browned. Drain, blot fat with paper towels.
  2. Return meat to skillet, add tomato sauce and seasonings. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until heated through.
  3. Layer tortillas in a 2-quart pan. Spread meat sauce over them and then sprinkle on the cheese. Pour water over top. Cover and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  4. Note: A serving is considered 1/2 cup per person.


Most Helpful

This was a very quick yummy, and easy recipe. I added minced garlic and doubled it to make it in a 13x9 inch pan with great results. I made this for Fall PAC 2008, thanks!

Midwest Maven September 14, 2008

Easy, quick and good! I added a clove of minced garlic. It makes about 4 servings rather than 8.

Bill From New Mexico April 26, 2008

Yummy! It tastes great! the serving size must be for children though. I divided it into 4 servings.

nightfall20252 July 25, 2007

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