Burrito Pie {Filling}
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Absolutely, positively adore this meal. It’s a plates licked clean and baking dish polished out kind of meal at our house. You “could” freeze this after you have assembled it, but we recommend just freezing the filling and then assembling it the day you cook it. (Assembling it on cook day will help keep the tortillas from getting soggy - blah!)

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 2 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) refried beans
  • 1 - 10 oz diced tom & green chile
  • 1 - Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 4 - burrito-size flour tortillas**
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded Monterey Jack cheese**
  • Side: - avocado slices**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Spray a square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to the skillet. Stir in the refried beans, diced tomatoes with green chilies, ground cumin, chili powder and a pinch of salt and pepper. Combine well and bring to bubbling over medium low heat.
  3. Place a tortilla in the base of the baking dish and add 1/3 of the ground beef filling, then add a pinchful of cheese. Repeat to form 2 more layers with tortillas, ground beef filling and cheese. Top with remaining tortilla and remaining shredded cheese on top.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and “pie” is warmed through.
  5. Prepare the salad. Slice the avocado.
  6. Serve Burrito Pie with sliced avocado and side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 4 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Open 2 cans of refried beans.
  3. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • 1 - 10 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 - 15 oz. can refried beans
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Do not add tortillas or cheese at the time of freezing.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet to reheat and then layer into “pie” in square baking dish and bake as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great gluten-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Use a few corn tortillas in place of the larger flour tortilla for a gluten-free meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Burrito Pie

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and transfer to the skillet to reheat and then layer into “pie” with flour tortillas and shredded cheese into square baking dish and bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes.
Serve with avocado slices and salad.

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