Looking for a delicious, hearty Mexican main? This tortilla pie recipe is definitely one for you.
With each bite, you can enjoy the delightful richness of the beef sauce, tucked between layers of tenderly baked flour tortillas. And on top of it? Gorgeous melted cheese.
Is This Tortilla Pie Healthy?
Yes, our tortilla pie is nutritious.
First, thanks to the beef, this dish is high in protein; one serving can provide you with about 20 grams. We also use 85% lean ground beef for a healthier profile and a leaner eating experience.
And as the beef is cooked in a tomato sauce, our dish also contains a considerable amount of vitamins, especially vitamins A and C.
As for the other ingredients, we have carefully moderated their amounts to fit our nutrition guidelines: The number of saturated fats per serving is kept at around 8g, while the amount of sugar and sodium stays at 6g and 549 mg, respectively.
Now come, let’s check the ingredients for making this pie.
Ingredients You Will Need
For the Filling
We have rich meaty ground beef cooked in a luscious tomato sauce as the filling of our pie.
The beef is first stir-fried with olive oil, onion, garlic, and thyme to absorb more flavors, then comes the tomato paste, the diced tomatoes, the flour, and other seasonings.
For the Tortillas
Our recipe calls for flour tortillas, as their soft and dense texture keeps well when baked with sauces or a watery mixture and does not break easily like corn tortillas.
For the Toppings
Cheddar cheese on top for that extra gooeyness and a sprinkling of chopped parsley for added flavor and color.
How to Store and Reheat
If you have leftover tortilla pie, you can store it in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days. If placed in a freezer, the tortilla pie can keep for around a month.
For reheating, if you have stored your pie in a cooling compartment, you can microwave it at high heat for 1 minute. If the pie has been frozen, then microwave it at high heat for 2 minutes.
What to Do with Leftover Flour Tortillas?
Make chips for a tasty snack! These crispy tortilla chips are a perfect match with creamy dips, such as hummus, guacamole, or pico de gallo. Kids and adults alike will love them for sure.
What to Serve With
This tortilla pie is wonderfully rich, comforting, and savory. So what goes best with it? Refreshing salads! Here are some delicious sides to pair with our tortilla pie:
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Dice the tomato: Half the tomato lengthwise, slice to remove the stem, and scoop the seeds out. Cut each half into 1/4" strips, then each strip into small cubes.
Dice the onion: Half the onion lengthwise and peel the skin. Make vertical slices 1/8" apart from each other towards the root, but leave about 1/8" so they're still intact. Turn the half 90 degrees, and grip the root. From the bottom, make horizontal cuts 1/8" apart from each other into the onion, also leaving 1/8" to keep everything intact. Slice the onion to have even cubes.
Peel and mince the garlic: Cut to remove the root part of each garlic clove and mash them down with a knife to remove the peel with ease. Mince the peeled cloves.
Finely chop the parsley.
Saute the onion, garlic, and thyme in olive oil: In a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 oz onion, 1 tbsp garlic, and 1 tsp thyme. Saute for 1 minute.
Add the ground beef: 8 oz ground beef to the skillet and stir fry for 3 minutes.
Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, flour, and seasonings: Add 6 oz diced tomatoes, 1 tbsp tomato paste, 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1 tsp oregano. Stir well for 2 minutes.
Add tomato sauce: Add 1 cup tomato sauce, stir well for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
Make and bake the tortilla pie: Place 1 flour tortilla in a 9-inch baking pan, top with 1/3 of the beef sauce, then another tortilla. Repeat the process until finishing up all 4 tortillasand the beef sauce, then bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 20 minutes.
Add a cheese topping: Bring out the tortilla pie and top with 3 oz cheddar cheese, then continue baking in the oven at 425°F for 5 minutes.
Garnish and serve: Sprinkle 2 tbsp parsley on top before serving.
How to Make Tortilla Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 482Calories from Fat 259
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 8.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Vitamin A 1666IU
Vitamin C 26mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This tortilla pie looks delicious! I'm excited to try it out. The perfect balance of lean beef, fresh veggies, and light cheese makes this a great option for a healthy dinner or even lunch. I love how simple it is to make too - no complicated ingredients or cooking techniques needed!