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Southwest Beef Pie Recipe

Southwest Beef Pie Recipe

This meaty delight will have the family coming back for seconds! Hearty and filling, it's sure to be an instant classic. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 cups coarsely crushed nacho-flavored tortilla chips
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place tortilla chips in an ungreased 9-in. pie plate; set aside. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce, water, taco seasoning and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Spoon half of the meat mixture over chips; sprinkle with half of the cheese. Repeat layers.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 448 calories, 26 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 1,035 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Reviews for Southwest Beef Pie

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"Loved it,but we all got heartburn, why I don't know. I will make it again to see if we get heartburn again, other then that it was good. Thanks- Lee-Ann Treacher"

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"I am going to make this for my son and his wife and five grandchildren. It looks like it will be something that they will love. I also long for the OLD TASTE OF HOME magazine."

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"Made this today and added re-fried beans and Doritos as suggested by other reviewers. It didn't really make a pie for me. It was too loose. It ended up being more of a hot dip. It was pretty tasty though, so I suggested to my husband that we use this recipe as a hot dip for tortilla chips on game day. He said that's a good idea!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"Needed a veggie, so I threw in some corn to the meat mixture and used doritos instead of regular tortilla chips. Kids loved it."

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"I liked this recipe, I thought it had a lot of flavor."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"We used Doritos, as that's what I had on hand. My kids LOVED this! Served w/ sour cream, salsa, lettuce and black olives."

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"A response to Matilad_Ca46. You say there is alot of sodium. Yes that is true ther is but there are ways to lower that. Get no added salt in the tomatoe sauce and get the lower sodium taco seasoning. There is always ways to adjust the recipe to your liking. Adding things is always a good thing. It is trial and error. Just try other things and have fun doing it."

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"This was really good. I think I will add sliced black olives to the meat mixture next time for even more flavor!"

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"Holy-mply! The amount of sodium in this is unbelievable! Quick and easy is one thing, deadly is quite another. Sounds good, but I sure won't be fixing it."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"After reading the reviews I figured this might not be spicy enough so I used Doritos instead of plain tortilla chips. I also mixed in a can of refried beans with green chilies into the ground beef mixture. Served with some lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream, it was a hit with the whole family!"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"Put a tube of crescent rolls on the bottom of a pie plate and use 2/3 the amt of crushed fritoes. Add the meat, then cheese and top it with the rest of the fritoes. Much better than the original recipe on this page."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"I added shredded lettuce and chopped tomato right before having one huge taco!"

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"looking over the recipe I decided it did some more zip. So I added some chopped onion the beef. I also omited the other 1/2 lb of beef and added some refried beans that had jalapeno pepper in them (because that is what I had in the fridge!) I also threw in some frozen corn. Yummy! Make sure to serve w/ some sour cream, guacomole and salsa b/c that is what southwestern/mexican always need :)"

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"This recipe was okay. I think there are too many chips in it."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"I give this recipe 1 star, only because it is quick and easy to prepare. It isn't very spicy or flavorful, and the tortilla chips turn out tough after cooking. Very disappointing dish, but so is the new revamped TofH magazine for that matter. I long for the old magazine..."

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2009

"This recipe is easy and delicious! Cooked up some southwestern rice to complement it ... great meal and quick!!"

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