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Southwest Beef Pie

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.
  • Makes
    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 shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • 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.
  • Spoon half of the meat mixture over chips; sprinkle with half of the cheese. Repeat layers.
  • Bake, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 448 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 1035mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • Beema
    Dec 7, 2020

    During the pandemic, I began to look for recipes with ingredients that were packaged in a sanitized environment, and found that frozen beef burgers could be thawed and then crumbled for recipes such as this one. Absolutely delicious.

  • Rick
    Jul 16, 2020

    The only change I made to this recipe is that I doubled the cheese. I served it to six people with a five star rating from all six guests.

  • katlaydee3
    Oct 10, 2018

    Excellent! I used Doritos and served this with sour cream and Melinda's Hot Sauce.

  • treacher
    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

  • Marlene Bennett
    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.

  • Stella37073
    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!

  • MrsCarver
    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.

  • Forestkitty
    Oct 24, 2012

    No comment left

  • pamdevone
    Sep 16, 2012

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

  • MAF243
    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.