Apr 27, 2021

Easy Taco Pie Recipe

My Easy Taco Pie recipe with tortillas is perfect for even the busiest nights of the week! Taco Pie is budget-friendly and on the dinner table in just 30 minutes!

Refried beans and seasoned ground taco beef baked between 2 large flour tortillas is topped with shredded cheese and fresh vegetables to create a Mexican inspired dish the whole family will love! This easy taco pie bake with tortillas puts a fun spin on Taco Tuesday.
Taco Pie slice being lifted out of pie plate
Serving up a slice of cheesy taco pie baked with tortillas

READER REVIEWS

Bev T says: "This was the best Taco Pie dish that we have ever had. My husband is not a taco lover at all. When he tasted the pie, he could not believe how good it was. In fact, there was no leftovers for the next day. It's definitely a winner in our home. I can't wait to make it for our next gathering. Thank you!"

Angie on Pinterest agrees: "This turned out amazing! All four of us loved it. This will be made over and over again."

Penny says: "Very easy and delicious! Definitely a must for Taco Tuesday!!"


Taco Pie Ingredients

  • Ground chuck - Ground chuck is an 80/20 mix that will give this dish great beefy flavor
  • Fresh Onion and garlic - Use fresh vegetables for maximum flavor
  • Dry Seasonings such as Chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, salt, & pepper add spice to this taco pie recipe
  • Refried beans - I use canned refried beans for convenience
  • Flour tortillas - the 10" size is a perfect fit for pie plates
  • Salsa - I typically use my favorite jar salsa for convenience, but homemade salsa will bring even more flavor to this recipe
  • Shredded Cheese Blend - I look for a Mexican blend of cheeses, but you can go with straight up shredded cheddar if you prefer
  • Freshly diced tomatoes just like you'd want on a taco are perfect to top this taco pie recipe
  • Fresh green onions add a crisp flavor to the toppings
  • Fresh Jalapeno peppers are a must on top of this taco pie! Add more or less depending on the spice level you prefer
  • Fresh cilantro is optional for those who are not able to tolerate the flavor, but it really brings this recipe together and puts it over the top
  • Top with sour cream and guacamole just like your favorite taco
Step by step photos showing 6 steps for how to make taco pie
Step by step photos showing how to make my Taco Pie recipe

How to Make Taco Pie with Tortillas

  1. Season beef and brown in a skillet with onions and garlic
  2. Place one tortilla in pie plate and top with beans
  3. Add cooked meat mixture on top of beans
  4. Top with 2nd tortilla and press down around the sides gently. Bake 10-15 minutes
  5. Remove from the oven and top with salsa, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, and jalapenos
  6. Bake to melt cheese
Whole taco pie in glass pie dish
Baked Taco Pie with colorful toppings ready to eat!

Garnish with cilantro and serve with sour cream and guacamole

Meal Plan - Double the Recipe

I highly recommend doubling this recipe and making TWO Taco Pies at once. It's easy and you can freeze one for dinner next week or enjoy for quick lunches.

To double the recipe, just double all the ingredients and divide them among two pie plates. This recipe freezes well. You can bake both pies and freeze one - just remember to let it cool completely before covering tightly and storing in the freezer.

When ready to use the frozen taco pie, take it out of the freezer a day or two ahead and let it thaw completely in the refrigerator. Then reheat and eat when ready to serve.

More Taco Tuesday Recipes

  • One Pot Taco Pasta Skillet is a simple meal you can cook any night of the week and the whole family will LOVE it! 
  • Taco Rice Bowl is a scrumptious taco salad served over rice. So easy!
  • Turkey Taco Bites combine classic taco flavors with sliced turkey all rolled up into a bite sized morsel of deliciousness!
  • Lime Chicken Soft Tacos with Cilantro Lime Coconut Rice is one of my go-to chicken recipes!

 
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Taco Pie, Easy Taco Pie, Taco Bake with Tortillas, Taco Pie with Tortillas
Main
Mexican
Yield: 4
Author: Life Tastes Good
Taco Pie Recipe

Taco Pie Recipe

Taco Pie recipe with tortillas is an easy and budget-friendly recipe perfect for even the busiest nights of the week!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

Taco Pie
  • 1/2 pound ground chuck
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 (16 ounce) can of refried beans
  • 2 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
  • 1/2 cup freshly diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons finely diced jalapeno peppers
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Sour cream
  • Simple Guacamole

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9" pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. Heat a skillet over mid-high heat and brown 1/2 pound ground chuck. Season beef with 1/2 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, & 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Add 1/2 cup diced onions and 1/2 tablespoon freshly minced garlic. Cook until the meat is browned all the way through and the fat is absorbed.
  3. Place one 10" tortilla in the pie plate allowing the tortilla to cover the bottom of the pie plate and go up the sides. Top with 8 ounces refried beans. Spread to cover the tortilla evenly across the bottom of the pie plate.
  4. Spoon the meat mixture over the beans and spread evenly. Place the 2nd tortilla on top of the meat mixture and press down around the sides gently. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.
  5. Remove from the oven and spread 1/2 cup salsa over the top of the tortilla. Sprinkle with 1 cup shredded cheese and spread the diced tomatoes over top of the cheese evenly. Top with 1/4 cup chopped green onions and 2 tablespoons finely diced jalapeno peppers. Bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted to your liking.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and serve with sour cream and Simple Guacamole. Enjoy!

Notes:

  1. Double the recipe: double all the ingredients and divide them among two pie plates. This recipe freezes well. You can bake both pies and freeze one - just remember to let it cool completely before covering tightly and storing in the freezer.
  2. Before making the recipe it is best to gather all your ingredients and prepare them as needed (chopping, dicing, slicing, etc...) before you start making the recipe. A little prep work ahead of time helps to make the recipe move along more quickly and eases your stress level.

Calories

420.80

Fat (grams)

21.18

Sat. Fat (grams)

9.32

Carbs (grams)

29.64

Fiber (grams)

5.25

Net carbs

24.39

Sugar (grams)

4.40

Protein (grams)

28.39

Sodium (milligrams)

1293.67

Cholesterol (grams)

77.06

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23 comments:

  1. Yum to the 10th power! -- Dorothy at Shockingly Deliciuos

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    1. Thanks, Dorothy :) Hope you're having a super weekend!!

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  2. Eating this right now- DELISH! Thanks.

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    1. Fantastic! Glad you like it! Wish I had it for dinner tonight too :) Happy Monday!

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  3. So what would be a great side dish for this? I know it pretty much has everything but my boyfriend just likes to have a full plate.

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    1. My husband likes this with Spanish rice and sometimes he will have chips on the side. I like to pair it with a salad. I hope that helps! Happy New Year!!

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  4. How can I print just the recipe without all the photos? I can't find a print button that will convert it to a printable recipe.

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    1. Janet, I'm happy to email a printable version of the recipe. Please contact me at life_tastes_good@yahoo.com with your email address and I will send it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Could you quite easily make this three layers with a third tortilla and another layer of beans? Or do you think would it get soggy and not crisp up?

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    1. If you want to do that you should try pre crisping the center tortilla either in the oven or on the stove top to prevent it from going soggy :)

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  6. "Mexican inspired" -- maybe. But Taco Bell has been serving this for over 30 years. It's not a new idea (they even used to put green onions on it). The only difference is that they fry the two tortillas FIRST then build it.

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    1. Actually they make it without jalapeƱo, onion & cilantro and with also it is a single serve size vs burrito tortilla size... so while it may look similar this is in fact quite different ;-)

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    2. I always use corn tortillas, they help give more taco flavor. We Arizonans do love our tacos and enchiladas made with corn tortillas. Sometimes flour tortillas get a bit gummy when to much liquid surrounds it.

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  7. This looks really yummy, and so easy! I love it!

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  8. This is the first recipe I have tried from Pinterest in 2018! Not disappointed in the least! I used low-carb tortillas and it was delicious! Was able to stay within my carb allowance and still enjoy Mexican-style dinner!

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  9. Planning on trying this over the weekend with grandkids. It looks so good!!! What's not to like if you like tacos.

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  10. This was the best Taco Pie dish that we have ever had. My husband is not a taco lover at all. When he tasted the pie, he could not believe how good it was. In fact, there was no leftovers for the next day. It's definitely a winner in our home. I can't wait to make it for our next gathering. Thank you!
    Bev T

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    1. I'm so glad you (and the hubs) love it, Bev! Thanks so much for letting me know - this made my day :) Have a wonderful week & stay safe ~Marion

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    1. Yes. I reheat this for leftovers often. Thanks for the question ~Marion

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  12. I don't see an individual Pin to save it to a Board? I follow you but would like to Pin this individually to one of my boards. Thx

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    1. Hi Lisa, Sorry about that. I was having trouble with my sharing buttons and had to disable them temporarily. I'm hoping to get those back up and running soon :) In the meantime, here is a link to the pin for this recipe >
      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/68741258479/

      Thanks so much for following along - I hope you love this Taco Pie as much as we do! Have a super week ~Marion

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