Here is a super yummy recipe adapted from one that my friend Kira gave to me, she calls it Tortilla Flats.

Mexican Tortilla Flats Recipe

Keep this one in mind when you are bringing a meal to a friend in need (new baby? new house? feeling under the weather?)

Tortilla Flats


  • 1 lb ground beef approx
  • 1 large can mild enchilada sauce
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 or more cups shredded cheese I use a mixed bag
  • tortillas I use flour
  • Sour Cream on the side
  • Your favorite Hot Sauce has anyone out there heard of Taco Lita? my husband gave me a ton of little Taco Lita hot sauce packets for Christmas - I sure love him


  • Brown ground beef, add beans drained and rinsed. Place a tortilla (or two depending on the size of your casserole dish) to cover the bottom of 9x12 casserole dish. Drizzle with enchilada sauce to just cover tortilla. Layer ground beef/beans mixture on top of sauced tortilla, cover with handful of cheese and another tortilla, drizzled with sauce. Repeat. End layers with tortillas covered with lots of sauce and cheese. Bake uncovered until heated through and cheese on top is bubbly. Serve with sour cream and hot sauce.