*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Tostada Pie
 
 Recipe By     : Rival’s Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Cuisine; 1995
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beef
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      teaspoons     olive or vegetable oil
    2      pounds        ground beef
    2      teaspoons     chili powder
    1      teaspoon      ground cumin
    1 1/2  cups          chopped onion
    1      teaspoon      salt
    2      cloves        garlic -- minced
                         or
      1/4  teaspoon      garlic powder
    1      16 oz can     tomato sauce
    1      cup           sliced black olives
    8                    corn tortillas
                         butter or margarine -- room temperature
    4      cups          shredded Monterey jack cheese
                         ***garnish***
                         sour cream
                         minced green onion
 
 serves 4 to 5
 
 Saute onion in a skillet in hot oil.  Add ground beef, chili powder, ground cum
 in, salt, and garlic.  When ground beef is brown, stir in tomato sauce.  Heat t
 hrough.  Stir in black olives.
 
 Prepare foil handles.  Place in any size Crock-Pot.  Lightly butter one corn to
 rtilla.  Lay buttered side up on foil stirps.  Spread with meat sauce and a lay
 er of cheese.  Cover with another buttered tortilla, more meat sauce and cheese
 .  Repeat layers ending with cheese.  Cover; cook on HIGH 1 hour.  When ready t
 o serve lift out, using foil handles, and transfer to serving dish.  discard fo
 il handles.  Cut into wedges.  Serve with sour cream and green onion if desired
 .
 
 To make the handles:
 Tear off three 20 x 3-inch strips of heavy foil or use regular foil folded to d
 ouble thickness.  Crisscross the foil strips in a spoke design.
 
 If preparing a Mexican tortilla stack meal:
 place the foil strips in a spoke design in the Crock-Pot.  Then layer the torti
 llas and meat and cheese mixtures on top of the foil in the Crock-Pot.
 
 When ready to serve, simple lift the foil handles from the Crock-Pot and remove
  the meal to a serving dish.
 
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