Burrito Pie

Burrito Pie

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. 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.

Burrito PieSpread 1/2 of the can of refried beans over the top of the tortilla and sprinkle 1/2 of the taco meat over top.

Burrito PieTop this with shredded cheese, then top with another tortilla and repeat the layers.

Burrito PieFinally, top with another tortilla.  Pour the salsa over the third tortilla and sprinkle with some more cheese.

Burrito PiePlace 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.

Burrito PieServe individual pieces of Burrito Pie topped with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, sliced green onions, guacamole, sour cream, and black olives as desired.Burrito PieIt’s also good without all of these extra toppings if you’re more of a purist.  Burrito Pie

Give our recipe for Burrito Pie a try and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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Burrito Pie
Recipe type: Casserole
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Serves: 6
This is a simple, and filling, meal that allows you to feed your family of 5 - 6 with only 3 burrito sized tortillas. Cook's Note: This can be made with leftover taco meat and homemade refried beans. You can also add other ingredients to the layers--drained Mexican Corn, Spanish rice, etc. to change the flavor of your Burrito Pie. The total cost of the recipe is $6.26 without additional toppings, or about $1.05 per serving.
  • 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)
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Sliced Green Onions
  • Black Olives
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lay one tortilla flat in the bottom of a greased oven proof pan.
  3. Spread ½ of the can of refried beans over the tortilla, ensuring that it is spread to the edges
  4. Sprinkle with ½ of the taco seasoned ground beef, distributing it evenly.
  5. Top with ½ cup of shredded cheese, evenly distributed.
  6. Repeat layers, ending with the last tortilla.
  7. Spread the salsa over the top of the tortilla.
  8. Sprinkle with cheese.
  9. Place in 350 degree oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. Burrito Pie is ready when the cheese is melted and the pie is heated through.

Burrito Pie--Feed 4 to 6 people using only 3 tortillas.

Nutrition information is for 1/6th of the burrito pie without additional toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12.8g
Saturated Fat 6.9g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 63mg
Sodium 496mg
Total Carbohydrates 19.8g
Dietary Fiber 5.5g
Sugars 0.9g
Protein 23.3g
Vitamin D 17%
Potassium 12%
Calcium 19%
Iron 51%

27 thoughts on “Burrito Pie

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. Elaine, I would’ve loved that restaurant. None of the Mexican restaurants I visit have anything like this on the menu.

    1. 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…

    1. Claire, this burrito pie is delicious. My family loves it, and I’m certain that your family will, too.

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