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


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1The amounts above will depend on how many people your serving.

Fry your hamburger, drain grease.

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2Deep 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.

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3Heat up your refried beans.

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4Chop up your tomatoes, onions, lettuce.

set out serving bowls with all your desired ingredients to "Pile-On".

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5Start building your dinner!

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6With 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