Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe from Monica Flatford of Knoxville, TN won the grand prize in Taste of Home's Ground Beef Contest. This recipe is a keeper. Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home Ultimate Comfort Food Issue, February/March 2010.
- 1⁄4 cup butter, cubed
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 cups water
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb bulk pork sausage
- 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped
- 1 cup refried beans
- 8 flour tortillas (8 inches, warmed)
- 3 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded
- lettuce, shredded
- tomatoes, chopped
- ripe olives, sliced
- sour cream
- In a large saucepan, melt butter.
- Stir in flour until smooth and gradually add water.
- Bring to a boil and cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
- Stir in chili powder and garlic salt.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the beef, sausage, and onion until meat is no longer pink and drain.
- Stir in refried beans and heat through.
- Spread 1/4 c sauce in a greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
- Spread 1 tablespoon sauce over each tortilla and place 2/3 cup meat mixture down the center of each.
- Top each with 1/4 cup cheese.
- Roll up and place seam side down in prepared dish.
- Pour remaining sauce over the top and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Bake, uncovered at 350 for 18 to 22 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
- Serve with toppings if desired.
Before getting on with the review I have this to say," I'm pleased to be the first one to rate this recipe.":)Now on with the review, this was made for the " Garlic Event " in the Food Photo Forum. I'm going to be pretty honest with the all the mistakes that I made.First of all I didn't read the instrutions properly,the chili powder and garlic salt( added garlic powder by mistake) was added to the meat and onion mixture.Then, after putting the sauce in the pan(this time the right ingredients were added to the sauce)I didn't grease it.And after prepping and placing the tortillas in the pan and pouring the sauce over them, I realized the cheese wasn't added to the tortillas.So,I just went ahead and put all the cheese over the sauce and baked for 25 minutes or so. I topped my portion with lettuce,tomato, and cucumber ranch salad dressing. Despite all the mistakes that I encountered with this recipe, it was very good and will be made again. Thank you for posting and," Keep Smiling :) "