Burrito Pie Recipe
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Burrito Pie Recipe

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Layers of cheese, meat sauce and tortillas create a satisfying Mexican lasagna kids of all ages will love. The recipe makes two casseroles, so you’ll have an easy meal later, too. —Renee Starret, Benton, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) taco sauce
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (3.8 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 12 flour tortillas (8 inches), halved
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 525 calories, 25g fat (12g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 1253mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 30g protein .


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the beans, taco sauce, tomatoes, chilies and olives. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  2. Spread 1 cup meat mixture in each of two greased 11x7-in. baking dishes. Layer with four tortilla halves, 1 cup meat mixture and 2/3 cup cheese. Repeat twice.
  3. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  4. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).
Originally published as Burrito Pie in Simple & Delicious April/May 2011, p35

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shielarenee 194732
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"My entire family loved it! I did add a 1/2 package of taco seasoning mix."

lesljr 149980
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"very good. I would suggest serving with chips, sour cream, and a side of lettuce"

cherillakeadams 123581
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2012

"Easy and tastes great!!"

Mrs. Raz 132071
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"I loved it and so did my family. The first time I made it I misread the directions and it still was good. Today I made it again and it was great and as a Pastor's wife I like to have something in the freezer to give away if someone is in need. This is a keeper!"

AngDay 194417
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"Kids loved it & immediately asked for it to be made again. Even better I have one in the freezer for the next time!"

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