Janet Scott


We call them "Pile-on's" because we pile everything on them!
About 35 years or so...give or take a few, my sister had me over her house and they made these. I fell in love! My son asks for them on his birthday and I wanted them for my birthday dinner last night. That really tells you how good these are. Frying a flour tortilla makes all the difference for this wonderful crispy dish.
They are so good and very easy to make. If you have a big crowd, I would strongly suggest this.
It doesn't cost much, it's fast and easy, plus everyone is very very happy!


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ground beef
flour tortillas
shredded cheese
diced tomatoes
chopped lettuce
refried beans
diced scallions or purple onions
sour cream
optional: black olives, spanish rice, green chilis

Directions Step-By-Step

The amounts above will depend on how many people your serving.

Fry your hamburger, drain grease.
Deep fry your flour tortillas in vegetable oil until crispy on both sides.
You can use any size of flour tortilla, large for adults and the smaller ones for children.
Heat up your refried beans.
Chop up your tomatoes, onions, lettuce.

set out serving bowls with all your desired ingredients to "Pile-On".
Start building your dinner!
With the left over fried flour tortillas, break them up and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.


About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Fried, #tortilla