Monday, March 2, 2009

Tasty Tuesday . . . Burrito Pie (freezer meal)

This is another freezer meal recipe by my friend Lindsey. This is one of my husband's favorites especially if you use homemade tortillas.

2 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 t. minced garlic
1 (2 oz.) can black olives, sliced
1 (4 oz.) can diced green chile peppers (I omit these)
1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (I omit these)
1 (16 oz.) jar taco sauce
2 (16 oz.) cans refried beans
12 (8 inch) flour tortillas
9 oz. shredded cheese
1 packet of taco seasoning

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Saute ground beef for 5 minutes then add the onion and garlic and saute 5 minutes more. Drain excess fat. Mix in the olives, green chile peppers, tomatoes with green chile peppers, taco seasoning and taco sauce. Stir mixture thoroughly. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
-Here is where I differ from the recipe. This is what I do:

3. Spray non-stick spray on casserole dish. Layer tortilla layer, add meat and then cheese. Spread next tortilla layer with refried beans and top the meat and cheese (bean side down). Then add another layer of meat and cheese and once again top with a tortilla spread with refried beans (bean side down). Repeat layers and finally top with more cheese. At this point you can freezer your burrito pie and save it for later.

4. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 or until cheese is slightly brown and bubbly. If frozen, thaw first and then bake as directed. Serve with sour cream, lettuce, additional salsa, etc. if desired.

This will make a 9 x 13 inch pan. I usually do it in two smaller pans and freeze one.

Thanks again Lindsey!

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Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I love this recipe and the tip to put it in two smaller container, freezing one. That is the perfect size for my husband and I. Thanks.

Sarah said...

Yum! Sounds lik everything I like. The freezer option is a bonus!

Brenda said...

looks great! I like the idea of making 2 pans and freezing one. I always do that with lasagna

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for a few good freezer meals. I'm bookmarking this one for sure!

Jane said...

Oh, I love the idea of making two & freezing one. I do that with chicken spaghetti, but hadn't thought about doing it with this. I have a similar recipe called taco lasanga, & it makes a large 9X13. It's too much, so we end up eating it for two days & still having leftovers to freeze. Which is fine, I just think that from now on, I'll make it in two pie pans.
Thanks for the great tip!

Michelle said...

Oooo, this sounds kind of like my tortilla pie but more hearty (mine is more black beans and corn and chicken). I may have to mix it up a little and try it out. Thanks!

Kristen said...

I love how this could be frozen! Sounds wonderful!