Burrito Pie Recipe

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: one 9x13 casserole or two 8x8 casseroles 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Refried beans, taco meat, veggies, and sauce are layered between whole wheat tortillas for a hearty and tasty meal for the entire family.


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles, drained
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans refried beans (organic or one with no trans fat, preservatives, or additives)
  • 12 (8 inch) whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar red enchilada sauce (homemade, organic or one with no preservatives or additives)
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic, and saute until onions are translucent (about 5 more minutes). Drain any excess fat, if desired. Mix in the green chile peppers, tomatoes, and enchilada sauce. Stir mixture thoroughly, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. While meat mixture simmers, spread a thin layer of refried beans on one side of each tortilla. Set aside.
  4. In the bottom of the casserole dish(es), spread a thin layer of the meat mixture. Cover with a layer of tortillas that have been smeared with the refried beans, followed by more meat mixture, and then a layer of cheese. Repeat tortilla with refried beans, meat, and cheese pattern until all the tortillas are used up. Top off the casserole with a layer of meat mixture and cheese.
  5. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is slightly brown and bubbly.


Freezer Meal Instructions:
To Freeze:
Prepare all layers of burrito pie as stated in recipe. Cover with plastic wrap and foil and place in freezer-safe container. Store for up to 3 months.
To Prepare:
Thaw for approximately 24 hours in the refrigerator. Bake as directed in recipe. If cooking directly from frozen state, cover with foil and increase baking time by 30-45 minutes. So total baking time will be about 1 hour, but check for the casserole to be brown on top and bubbly. Remove foil the last 10-15 minutes of baking, so the top can brown.

ht: Darcie for the original recipe!