Tortilla and Beans

Tortilla and Beans is a family recipe dating back over 70 years. A crispy corn tortilla is topped with a hearty chili, simple coleslaw and black olives. Delicious, satisfying and budget friendly, this is a recipe you will come back to time and time again.

Tortilla and Beans is a family recipe dating back over 70 years. A crispy corn tortilla is topped with a hearty chili, simple coleslaw and black olives. Delicious, satisfying and budget friendly, this is a meal my husband can't get enough of.

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Tortilla and Beans is a family recipe dating back over 70 years. A crispy corn tortilla is topped with a hearty chili, simple coleslaw and black olives. Delicious, satisfying and budget friendly, this is a meal my husband can't get enough of.

My family has been making Tortilla and Beans my entire life and the recipe dates back long before I came into this world. My mom, the oldest of nine daughters, grew up eating this meal and adored it still in adulthood. There are a few elements that have made this recipe stand the test of time. 1) It is delicious. There is something so wonderful about a freshly fried corn tortilla covered in Hearty Homemade Chili and topped with a creamy Simple Coleslaw. Oh, and the black olives just makes this meal extra special. 2) It is budget friendly. Beans are always one of the most affordable ways to stretch the budget. One thing to keep in mind is if you are using mostly organic ingredients the cost will be a little higher. 3) This meal can feed many. If you have a crowd to feed than this is your meal. Just make sure to double the chili and coleslaw.

One thing I have to forewarn you about, your family will argue whether the coleslaw goes on corn tortilla first or if the the chili does. My personal preference is chili first but most of my family prefers it the other way around. I want to know, which way do you prefer? 

Tortilla and Beans is a family recipe dating back over 70 years. A crispy corn tortilla is topped with a hearty chili, simple coleslaw and black olives. Delicious, satisfying and budget friendly, this is a meal my husband can't get enough of.

Tips about Tortilla and Beans:

  • Yes, I am one of those GMO freaks (hence the name The Fed Up Foodie). I am completely bothered with the correlation between intestinal permeability, inflammation, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, autism, infertility and cancer to eating foods that have been genetically modified. Because of all of this I strongly encourage you to buy organic corn tortillas.
  • Fry the tortilla in a high heat oil. High heat oils are ones that can withstand higher heats before they begin to smoke. When an oil starts to smoke the fat is being broken down releasing free radicals. Long story short, this is not good for you. My favorite oils to fry the corn tortillas for this Tortilla and Beans recipe is avocado oil and organic virgin coconut oil. *Be forewarned that organic virgin coconut oil will impart a coconut taste to the tortilla.Tortilla and Beans is a family recipe dating back over 70 years. A crispy corn tortilla is topped with a hearty chili, simple coleslaw and black olives. Delicious, satisfying and budget friendly, this is a meal my husband can't get enough of.
  • Use a thick and hearty chili like my Hearty Homemade Chili for this recipe. The soupier chili’s will cause the corn tortilla to become soggy.Tortilla and Beans is a family recipe dating back over 70 years. A crispy corn tortilla is topped with a hearty chili, simple coleslaw and black olives. Delicious, satisfying and budget friendly, this is a meal my husband can't get enough of.
  • My Simple Coleslaw is an absolutely perfect match for Tortilla and Beans. The combination of the creamy mayo with the salty pickles, savory beans and crispy corn tortilla is just absolutely delicious.Tortilla and Beans is a family recipe dating back over 70 years. A crispy corn tortilla is topped with a hearty chili, simple coleslaw and black olives. Delicious, satisfying and budget friendly, this is a meal my husband can't get enough of.
  • Don’t forget the black olives. They are the cherry on top of the sundae so to speak.

Tortilla and Beans

A savory, crunchy and creamy budget friendly meal.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican American
Keyword: Bean Tostada, Tostada Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 536kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium sized frying pan heat oil over med/high heat. Oil is ready when it bubbles around the end of wooden spoon or chopstick. Fry the tortillas 1 at a time, 2-3 mins per side or until golden brown. Place fried tortillas on a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb extra oil.
  • Serve fried tortilla on a plate with heated chili. Sprinkle with cheese and then add a scoop of coleslaw. Top with 1 or 2 black olives.

Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.*

Nutrition

Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 1998mg | Potassium: 1373mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 6mg
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6 Comments

  1. Fresh fried corn tortillas are the best! I would have never thought to stack chili with coleslaw like this. I’m going to try it! And I think chili first makes the most sense 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Just discovered this and it’s actually a three for one recipe. The chili is good by itself and my husband wants to try it on his smoked kielbasa with the cole slaw on the side.

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