Back to Southwest Beef Pie

Print Options


Card Sizes

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 each: 448 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 1035mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

Reviews for Southwest Beef Pie

Sort By :

Average Rating
treacher User ID: 8163541 224922
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"

Marlene Bennett User ID: 2812094 216418
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."

Stella37073 User ID: 7967817 144991
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!"

MrsCarver User ID: 7002355 101043
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."

pamdevone User ID: 3875916 101230
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

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

MAF243 User ID: 1928288 184615
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."

ladyyorkie User ID: 3451877 167651
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."

huntnmama User ID: 1067464 186644
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!"

Matilda_Ca46 User ID: 449549 101042
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."

TNGal77 User ID: 5671403 184818
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!"

mrsmaxwell User ID: 5326746 144990
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."

postmaster23 User ID: 1130661 184613
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

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

scrapo User ID: 2908723 144975
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 :)"

mamapierce User ID: 1123813 106604
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

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

marycarrigan User ID: 862817 183300
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..."

dmcfloss User ID: 2138874 184612
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2009

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

Loading Image