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