What do you do if there are only three tortillas, and you’re supposed to make burritos for dinner for a family? Do you run to the store? Absolutely not. When we run to the store for one item, we end up buying extras, and that can hurt your grocery budget. Instead, you whip up a simple and delicious Burrito Pie. This recipe is a creative and tasty way to serve a family of five a filling meal with only three burrito sized tortillas. Burrito Pie is a winning weeknight dinner.
The process is extremely simple. You will need an oven safe pan that is large enough to accommodate the tortillas. I used my largest cast iron pan, but it was a ridged, grill pan which wasn’t optimal. A smooth bottomed pan would be better for serving, but as always, I made do with what I have to make this burrito pie.
You begin by layering a flour tortilla in the bottom of the pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray or rubbed with cooking oil.
Spread 1/2 of the can of refried beans over the top of the tortilla and sprinkle 1/2 of the taco meat over top.
Top this with shredded cheese, then top with another tortilla and repeat the layers.
Finally, top with another tortilla. Pour the salsa over the third tortilla and sprinkle with some more cheese.
Place the assembled Burrito Pie into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted over the top and the pie is heated through. While the pie bakes, I have time to chop veggies for topping and make guacamole, if there are avocados in the house.
Serve individual pieces of Burrito Pie topped with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, sliced green onions, guacamole, sour cream, and black olives as desired.It’s also good without all of these extra toppings if you’re more of a purist.
Give our recipe for Burrito Pie a try and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
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- ½ pound ground beef, cooked and flavored with taco seasoning.($2.45)
- 1 (16 ounce can) refried beans (you can use flavored canned beans or between 1½ and 2 cups of homemade refried beans if you prefer) ($1.00)
- 3 (Burrito Sized) flour tortillas($0.75)
- 1½ cups shredded cheese (I used a combination of Cheddar and Monterey Jack) ($1.26)
- 1 cup salsa (mild, medium, or hot according to your preference) ($0.80)
- OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:
- Shredded Lettuce
- Diced Tomatoes
- Sliced Green Onions
- Black Olives
- Sour Cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lay one tortilla flat in the bottom of a greased oven proof pan.
- Spread ½ of the can of refried beans over the tortilla, ensuring that it is spread to the edges
- Sprinkle with ½ of the taco seasoned ground beef, distributing it evenly.
- Top with ½ cup of shredded cheese, evenly distributed.
- Repeat layers, ending with the last tortilla.
- Spread the salsa over the top of the tortilla.
- Sprinkle with cheese.
- Place in 350 degree oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Burrito Pie is ready when the cheese is melted and the pie is heated through.
Nutrition information is for 1/6th of the burrito pie without additional toppings.
|Amount Per Serving|
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12.8g
Saturated Fat 6.9g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 19.8g
Dietary Fiber 5.5g
Vitamin D 17%
27 thoughts on “Burrito Pie”
That’s my go-to dinner when I’m running out of food at the end of the paycheck. I also love my Lazy Burrito Casserole dish that I’ve done for years. My hubby loves it and I just may whip it up for Valentine’s Day dinner. Who doesn’t like cheesy, hot, drippy burritos that melt in your mouth?? Wanna see that recipe? Go to HighDesertBlogging.com for the details.
Rusty, it’s a great dinner solution when you only have a few leftovers lying around, isn’t it? I couldn’t find your recipe on HighDesertBlogging.com. Can you post the link? I’d love to see how your recipe differs from mine.
Rusty, I looked for that recipe on your website, too, but I couldn’t find it.
I have definitely been in that exact position – just a few tortillas left, thwarting the plan for a yummy Mexican dinner! This is such a creative solution!
It’s really the perfect solution when there are more people than tortillas.
Be still my beating heart! This looks amazing!!
Carrie, I’m glad you like it.
wow Burrito Pie looks so delicious…wish I had some right now!
If you were closer, I would invite you over for a burrito pie dinner.
We love, love, LOVE Mexican food. This is a fun recipe to enjoy on the weekend for an easy and delicious meal. I just know everyone will enjoy it.
Speaking of weekends, the first Burrito pie I posted on this site was for a breakfast burrito pie which is great for a weekend brunch.
Yum! I’ve thought about making something similar to this and haven’t tried yet.
Kate, I hope you give it a try. The combinations for this are limitless.
I absolutely love this recipe!! I used to eat something similar at the Mexican restaurant I used to work at. Just looking at your photos makes me nostalgic. I can’t wait to make your recipe!!
Elaine, I would’ve loved that restaurant. None of the Mexican restaurants I visit have anything like this on the menu.
What a clever way to turn a traditional burrito dinner into a shared pie! I would love making this.
I hope you make this. It’s really an easy way to make your burrito dinner.
First, I love Mexican food! Second, what a great recipe idea when you have just a few ingredients and no time)
Veronika, Thank you for the compliment. I love Mexican food, too, and simple recipes like this.
I have a bag of tortillas in my pantry, and this is totally what’s going to happen to them tonight!
I know you’ll enjoy this recipe. I’m glad you’re making it tonight.
Yum! Your burrito pie looks like a family-size version of the individual homemade Mexican pizzas I make.
I’ve made Mexican pizzas before, too, but my recipe is different from yours. The Taco Bell down the road from me went out of business. I will use your recipe to satisfy my cravings for Mexican Pizza Yum…
I’ve had burritos but never a burrito pie. I bet it’s delicious!
Claire, this burrito pie is delicious. My family loves it, and I’m certain that your family will, too.