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.