Terry Brooks Recipe

Mexican Garbage Can or Mexican Lasagna

By Terry Brooks Terrykb11

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Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

Terry's Story

A friend introduced me to this recipe about 20 years ago. Now I make it for pot lucks at work and it's always a big hit!


1 lb
ground beef, browned & drained
1 pkg
flour tortillas or corn tortillas, your choice
1 can(s)
green beans, drained and chopped
1 can(s)
corn, drained
1 can(s)
chopped green chiles
1 large
can refried beans
1 jar(s)
salsa, (we like chunky and hot)
1 or 2
jalapenos, fresh & chopped (optional)
1 pkg
taco seasoning mix
1 pkg
shredded cheddar cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

To the browned ground beef add the chopped green beans, corn, green chilies, refried beans, salsa,jalapenos and taco seasoning. Mix together until well blended.
Spray crock pot with Pam, put some of the beef mixture on bottom, make a layer with the tortillas, another layer of meat mixture, and sprinkle with cheddar cheese (we like it cheesy), repeat layering until crock pot is full, ending with cheese.
Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Serve with chopped tomatoes, sour cream, shredded lettuce, and more salsa if you want. We also like to add Crunchy Tortilla chips as a side.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Soy Free
Other Tag: Heirloom

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Dec 9, 2013 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "EVERYTHING MEXICAN"
Nov 11, 2013 - Terry Brooks shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Nov 11, 2013 - Terry Brooks shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Bobby Webb Bobdoescooking
Nov 10, 2013
Thank Terry...I love spicy also...Check out my salsa GARDEN FRESH SALSA - IN A JAR Bobby
Terry Brooks Terrykb11
Nov 10, 2013
I plan on making some Mexican Garbage Can this week. When I do I will post a picture.