This delicious Crock Pot Beefy Tostada Pie is so easy to make! It is a great way to switch up taco night and everyone will be asking for more!
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5 from 2 votes

Crock Pot Beefy Tostada Pie

This delicious Crock Pot Beefy Tostada Pie is so easy to make! It is a great way to switch up taco night and everyone will be asking for more!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 6 people
Author: Aunt Lou

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2.25 oz can sliced black olives
  • 7 burrito size flour tortilla shells
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • Optional: Sour cream chopped green onions, taco sauce
  • 3 strips of heavy duty aluminum foil 18 inch x 2 inches or 18" x 4" regular aluminum foil folded in half to make 18"x 2" strips

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, brown your beef with your onion, salt, ground cumin, chili powder and garlic, drain and place in a large bowl
  • Stir your tomato sauce and black olives into your seasoned ground beef
  • Lightly grease your 3-quart, round slow cooker
  • Place your first foil piece (handle) down the side of your crock pot, across the bottom and up the other side, leaving "handles" at each end, repeat with other two foil strips in a wheel spoke type design so the handles are evenly placed around the top of your crock pot
  • Place one tortilla on top of the foil in the bottom of your crock pot and top with about a cup of the beef mixture, followed by about 1/2 cup of shredded cheese and another tortilla
  • Repeat your layers 5 (with a tortilla on top to complete your pie)
  • Cover and cook on high for 60-90 minutes
  • If desired, lift up your Crock Pot Beefy Tostada Pie by the foil handles and gently place on an oven safe dish or cookie sheet and broil on high for 30-90 seconds, until the top browns and crisps up
  • If you do not wish to broil your pie, lift and place on a serving dish
  • Cut to serve and top with sour cream, chopped green onions, taco sauce and remaining cheese, if desired

Notes

  • I recommend using a 3-4 quart round crock pot. I squeezed mine in a 2.5 quart, but it wasn't ideal...however, it will work in a pinch. The round size just makes it easier to place your tortillas in.
  • Make sure you watch this while it is in your broiler. It can go from wonderfully browned to burnt in the blink of an eye. We really liked the way the broiler crisped up the top tortilla though, so I highly recommend it.
  • Another thing I recommend is reheating it in the oven instead of the microwave. If you do it this way, it makes the leftovers wonderfully crisp instead of soggy.
  • As with any of our recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.
  • All slow cookers cook differently, so cooking times are always a basic guideline and should¬†always be tested first in your own slow cooker and time adjusted as needed.