Burrito Pie

Burrito Pie
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Ever wished you could make an entire pie out of a simple burrito?  Now you can.

This saucy Mexican concoction may look like a lasagne on the face of it, but there’s tons of spiciness and cheesy goodness waiting for you to try.  This is no ordinary pie!

You’ll need a tall drink to extinguish after digging into this one – it’s super-spicy. You can serve it up in slices with all manner of toppings, sides and sauces.

Serves: 16

Preparation: 30 Minutes

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ease Level: 2/5

What You’ll Need

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic, minced
  • 4 green chilli peppers, diced
  • 1kg ground beef
  • 50g sliced black olives
  • 1 jar of taco sauce or equivalent
  • 12 8-inch tortillas (flour or otherwise)
  • 250g Cheddar cheese or equivalent, grated
  • 1 tin tomatoes (around 400g)
  • 1 can of refried beans (around 400g)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 432
  • Fat: 23.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.3g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fibre: 4.7g
  • Protein: 19.8g

Method

1

Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C/Gas Mark 4 (a moderate heat)

2

Cook the mince in a pan or skillet on medium heat until browned

3

Add in the garlic and onion and continue to sauté for another 5 minutes

4

Drain off the fat and add the Chilli peppers, olives, taco sauce, beans and tomatoes.  Stir it all up and reduce on a low heat. You’ll need to let everything simmer for up to 20 minutes

5

Once cooked, take a casserole dish and spread half of the mixture along the bottom, covering with a tortilla layer. Then more mixture, then cheese.  Repeat until you have made it as thick as you wish

6

Bake in the oven for up to 30 minutes.  The pie should be browned, bubbling and look absolutely mouth-watering

7

Remove and serve in slices

Tip 1
With each layer, make it at least 2 or 3 tortilla wraps thick or it can get soggy after baking
Tip 2
It can easily be made vegetarian, using more onion and pepper to bulk it up or your favourite meat alternative. You could even use shredded chicken
Tip 3
It can be frozen. Just cook at about 200°C for 30-40 minutes straight from the freezer for an easy meal
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