The burrito pie is cut for serving

Breakfast Burrito Pie

Before I begin with this recipe, let me tell you that I made it with the wrong sized tortillas.  I was certain that I had some 8-9″ flour tortillas, but I only had the really big ones that are made for burritos.

This recipe looks much better, from a presentation stand point,  when it’s fresh from the oven and made with the smaller tortillas. It’s a little too crispy around the edges with these oversized tortillas folded over the top.  The leftovers were perfect, though.  Reheating in the microwave produced a moist tortilla on top instead of the crunchy one straight from the oven .  Of course, topping it with some hot sauce, or salsa, helped to soften that top crust, too.

This recipe is a great way to use up little bits of leftovers.  For instance, the beans and chorizo were leftover from the Mexican pizza.  Usually, I have a couple of leftover tortillas in a bag somewhere.   That’s not usually enough to feed our family of five, but a burrito pie makes it possible to feed the family with only two to three tortillas.

Here’s how to make a burrito pie.  First, spray the  bottom and sides of a pie pan and place a tortilla in the bottom.  From here, the possibilities are limitless.

shredded cheese and chorizo are placed on top of th beans.For this burrito pie, I spread 3/4 cup of refried beans flavored with taco seasoning on the bottom layer.  I sprinkled some of the cooked chorizo and  some shredded cheese on top of the beans.

the egg, cheese and chorizo mixture are placed on thesecond tortilla. The second tortilla ia layered over the top.  The remaining chorizo and cheese is mixed with two raw eggs that have been whisked well.    This is poured over the second tortilla.

the tortilla edges were folded over the top. A this point, the entire thing is usually placed in the oven and baked, but  the tortillas were hanging over the edges.  I knew they would burn in the hot oven, and no one likes burned food.    I could have cut them off, but instead, I folded them over the top of the filling.

The burrito pie is cut for servingI recommend using the smaller tortillas that fit entirely into the pan, so I have indicated that in the recipe below.  In spite of my oversized tortillas, this recipe worked out well.

Baker’s Man likes his burrito pie topped with hot sauce.the burrito pie is sprinkled with hot sauce I devoured mine without the sauce.  I love the combination of the egg layer and the bean layer.  Delicious!!!a cross section of burrito pieHere’s the printable recipe.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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