Hearty Tortilla Casserole

My mother made this for us one night and my husband just loved it. I have not yet made this of them, but when I was looking through all the pages in my recipe book I seen this and it reminded me of that night.


2 lbs. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules (mom didn’t use this)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
29 oz can tomato sauce, divided
12 10-inch flour tortillas
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup water
2 cup shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese (I say both)
12 black olives, sliced (or the whole can)


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. brown beef and onion in a skillet over medium heat; drain.
  3. Add coffee granules, seasoning and half the tomato sauce to beef mixture; set aside
  4. Spread each tortilla with cream cheese.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of beef mixture to each tortilla and fold over.
  6. Place folded tortillas in a greased 13″ x 9″ baking dish.
  7. Top with remaining beef mixture.
  8. In a bowl combine water and remaining tomato sauce; drizzle over tortillas. Sprinkle cheese and olives on top
  9. Cover and bake for 25 minutes until heated through.

Serves 6 to 8



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