Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe was given to me by my daughter-in-law when she lived on a Navy base in Seattle. It reheats well and the guys just love it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet brown the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until onions and peppers are soft and meat is no longer pink. Add water and taco seasoning and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. stir in tomatoes and black beans (rinsed and drained). Simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Use a greased 9 x 13 pan. Put 2 tortillas on the bottom overlapping as necessary. Spread with half of the refried beans, then half of the meat mixture and 1 cup of cheese. Repeat layers starting with tortilla shells. Top with remaining tortilla shells and cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 or until cheese is melted . Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired and top with sour cream.
Most Helpful

I have made this several times, and it has always been a hit. I have only made this for adults, so I usually try to spice it up with green chilis or substitute a small jar of medium salsa instead of a can of diced tomatoes. This recipe is also super easy, which is great because I'm not a very experienced cook...yet. ;)

valeriejayne August 14, 2010

Super good. I maybe would not use a whole can of refried beans, but that's just personal taste. Other than that, super good.

christinemr January 26, 2010

This was a hit in my house! I made two; one just as the recipe states and one vegetarian. The meat eaters loved theirs and I loved mine. I used a mix of cheddar and jack cheeses.

traydiggs_749894 March 19, 2011