Layered Tortilla Pie Recipe
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Layered Tortilla Pie Recipe

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This is a nice dish for potluck dinners and picnics—my family really devours it whenever I serve it! My sister used to serve tortilla pie at the hunting and fishing lodge she operated in Colorado.—Delma Snyder, McCook, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained, optional
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup water

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge: 350 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 722mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, garlic, chili powder, salt, pepper and, if desired, olives. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Lightly butter tortillas on one side; place one tortilla, buttered side down, in a 2-qt. round casserole. Top with about 1/2 cup meat mixture and 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers, ending with cheese.
  3. Pour water around the sides of casserole (not over top). Cover and bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Layered Tortilla Pie in Country Ground Beef 1993, p95

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 254162
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2016

"This is similar to a premade kit you can buy in the grocery store, which is a family favorite. They enjoyed this just as well. I left out the olives."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 247529
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"Great flavor but i think next time I'll add in bell peppers and possibly a can of diced tomatoes."

MY REVIEW User ID: 7171655 74140
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

"Great fast meal."

RayOrnelas User ID: 7846197 20377
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"I can make this dish New Mexico style, all of you all would be on your knees to know the recipe, with mexican rice, beans and ground beef smothered in New Mexico red or green chili it would be to die for. It's ranchero enchilada style not a layered tortilla pie."

Karen Fabri User ID: 2532856 20403
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"My mom made this recipe when I was very young. She made it in stacks for a while and then turned it into what she called New Mexican Lasagna (in a cake pan and layered as this recipe). I am now a senior citizen but have used this similar recipe for decades. The only difference is that she layered the tortillas by over lapping and piling the other ingredients in layers and then slicing as one would with lasagna.. She did add a layer of refried beans, but otherwise, the recipe is very, very similar. It is, and has been a big favorite in our family for many, many years. Thank you!"

Cahira User ID: 1835249 47387
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"Love this, super yummy and looks fancy but is easy to make!"

jennifer_12230 User ID: 2559727 18936
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"Made it the first time but didn't have corn tortillas so i used flower... big mistake. they get all doughey and tastes like your eating pure bisuit dough... i made it again using the corn torillas and turned out so much better than before! will make it again!"

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