Burrito Pie

BURRITO PIE

Happy New Year friends! I hope you had a great holiday season! It was a very relaxing, low-key time for my family and it was pretty amazing! I wanted to say another quick “thank you” to everyone who reads this blog. I had wanted to start a blog for some time and I finally got the courage to in 2017. I’ve learned so much over the past 5 months and I am excited to learn a ton more in 2018 and beyond. My goals for this year include: learning about photography and taking better pictures of my creations, growing this blog and reaching more people, connecting with more of you and with other bloggers and, of course, eating/creating new great recipes.

Today I wanted to share, not a new creation, but something I’ve been eating for years called burrito pie. I can remember my mom making this recipe often when I was growing up and it is one of the easiest, tastiest recipes she makes. The recipe originally came from my grandma (where a lot of them come from) but I can only remember my mom making it. Instead of making actual burritos, all the components of a meat, bean and cheese burrito are stacked up with salsa and spices and baked to perfection. I love this meal because it takes hardly any effort and it is very customizable to what your family likes.

Burrito Pie tips:

  • I use flour tortillas for my burrito pie, but if you prefer corn tortillas, go for it!

  • The recipe calls for ground beef and a can of refried beans, but you can also use ground turkey or ground chicken. You can also use refried black beans instead of regular.
  • You can use whatever kind of cheese you have on hand. I switch it up every time I make it. Cheddar or a Mexican blend cheese works well. You can also use pepper jack if you like it spicy.
  • This recipe calls for frying of the tortillas. I realize that since it’s the new year some people may be trying to avoid frying things. I like to do this to make my tortillas crispy and it also helps the layers stack better. I have never tried it with non-fried tortillas. You can give it a try and let me know how it goes 😀.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. It was one of my favorites as a kid and it’s kind of cool to eat a burrito shaped like pie 😀

5 from 5 votes
Burrito Pie
Prep Time
20 hrs 36 mins
Cook Time
20 hrs 36 mins
 
Instead of making actual burritos, all the components of a meat, bean and cheese burrito are stacked up with salsa and spices and baked to perfection. I love this meal because it takes hardly any effort and it is very customizable to what your family likes.
Author: thereciperevival
Ingredients
  • 4 fajita sized tortillas
  • Oil for frying- I use vegetable oil but you can use whatever you prefer
  • 1- pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 16 ounce can refried beans
  • ¾ cup your favorite salsa
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups of your favorite cheese I use cheddar or a Mexican blend
  • Favorite burrito toppings like sour cream, lettuce, olives and hot sauce! Whatever you like!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a shallow skillet, warm up enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. I usually set the heat to medium-low.
  3. Once the oil is heated, lightly fry the tortillas one at a time until they are golden brown. It will only take a few minutes on each side. Set them on a paper towel once the come out of the pan.
  4. Meanwhile, in another pan, brown the ground beef with the onion and the salt and pepper. Once it’s done, drain the fat and add it back into the pan.
  5. To the meat, add the refried beans, salsa, chili powder and garlic powder. Mix until well combined.
  6. Spray a dish with non-stick spray (I use a glass pie dish).
  7. Start layering: tortilla, ¼ of the meat mixture spread out onto the tortilla, then ½ cup of cheese evenly sprinkled on the meat. Repeat the layers until all the meat mixture and cheese is gone.
  8. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  9. Serve with your favorite burrito toppings!

 



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