Stacked Burrito Pie and a Salsa Dare

Your favorite Mexican ingredients are piled 3 layers high in this Stacked Burrito Pie recipe. Make ahead and freeze some extra pies…you’ll be glad you did.

Stacked Burrito Pie

I’ve got a dare for you. Step out of your comfort zone and make this recipe (that was super popular at our make ahead meal store) with an out of the ordinary salsa.

Don’t get me wrong…it is outstanding with traditional salsa. It’s hard to resist layers of your favorite burrito ingredients…black beans, cheese, tomatoes, cilantro, green onion, meat (if you are not going meatless)…sandwiched between soft flour tortillas and baked until everything is gooey. But, depending upon your mood and sense of adventure, a fruity or super spicy salsa really makes this dish stand out. I love peach salsa. But, there are so many other varieties to try. Mango anyone?

Stacked Burrito Pie Step-by-Step

When I make this dish for our family, I make up several versions, customized to order. Pictured below is the vegetarian version with, you got it, peach salsa.  The process is very easy. First, prep all of the ingredients you will need and then set up an assembly line.

Ingredients in Stacked Burrito Pie
Chop the green onion.  Snip the cilantro.

I could go on…chop the tomatoes, shred the cheese, cook the ground beef. But, I take a few shortcuts at this point. I usually don’t have time to chop the quantity of tomatoes needed for the recipe. So, I break out the can opener for the tomatoes and black beans. (Be sure to drain well). I also have beef crumbles all ready to go. (I make the ground beef crumbles in bulk and store them in 1 cup portions in the freezer.)

Let the assembly begin. Start with a flour tortilla as the bottom layer.

Bottom Layer of Stacked Burrito Pie

When it comes to the pans, the recipe will work fine in a square or round pan. You can even use a 9 x 12 casserole dish…overlap the tortillas a little and double the ingredients in each layer.

First layer done

The first layer of my pie is complete. Here’s where the customization comes in. I’m calorie conscious, so I put a little less cheese in the first two layers and leave out the meat. My husband loves cheese. So, he gets extra plus some beef crumbles. I use a cheese substitute for my daughter. Everyone gets their own personal pan with lots of leftovers! :)

Stacked Burrito Pie Layer

Repeat and then top the second layer off with the third tortilla. At this point I usually need to gently push down the contents so everything will fit nicely in the pan!

Assembly Line for Stacked Burrito Pie

Ahhh…admire the accomplishment. To many this is a terrible mess…to me it’s dinner for several nights!

Stacked Burrito Pie Recipe

This pie is fresh from the oven. Make sure to wait about ten minutes before servicing so it has time to set. Top it off with a dollop of sour cream…or fresh guacamole!

Burrito Pie with Peach Salsa
Your favorite burrito ingredients are sandwiched between four tortillas. When you are ready to eat, dinner is a breeze. Just add sour cream or guacamole, if desired. Use your favorite salsa! This is a make ahead and freeze recipe.
Serves: 4
  • 3 flour tortillas, 7-8 inches (I used whole wheat tortillas)
  • 1 cup salsa (try a fruity or spicy variety for a change of pace)
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained (15 ounce can)
  • 1 cup ground beef, cooked and crumbled (leave off for vegetarian version)
  • 1 cup diced tomato, drained (14.5 ounce can)
  • 1½ cups Colby and Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup green onion, chopped plus a little more for garnish
  • Optional toppings for serving: sour cream, guacamole, black olives
  1. Prepare all of the ingredients as indicated above so you are ready to assemble.
  2. Place 1 flour tortilla in the bottom of a pan (round or square, 8-9 inches)
  3. Spread ⅓ cup salsa over the tortilla.
  4. Layer ½ cup black beans and ½ cup crumbled beef in the pan.
  5. Layer ½ cup tomato and ½ cup shredded cheese in the pan.
  6. Sprinkle 2 Tablespoons of cilantro and 2 Tablespoons green onion on top.
  7. Repeat steps 2 - 6 to create the second layer.
  8. Place a flour tortilla on top.
  9. Spread ⅓ cup salsa and ½ cup shredded cheese on top.
  10. Garnish with green onion.
  11. Preheat oven for 350 degrees.
  12. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes,
  13. Remove foil and bake for 10 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
  14. Allow pie to set for about 10 minutes before serving.
  15. Serve with toppings such as sour cream and guacamole.
This dish freezes well. Once you have assembled the pie, cover with aluminum foil and wrap in plastic wrap. Be sure to label the pan. Store in the freezer for about 2 months. When you are ready to enjoy the dish, allow it to defrost in the refrigerator for about 24 hours first. Customize this dish to meet your family's needs by using lower calorie ingredients or leaving out the meat to make it vegetarian.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ of the pie


Stacked Burrito Pie Recipe




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  1. This is so awesome, and just in time for Cinco De Mayo!

  2. I’d eat the whole darned thing! Mmm

  3. What a great idea, stacking it like that!

  4. YUM!!! This is my kind of meal!!!

  5. What a great make ahead meal option! Even the kids can get in on the assembly action.

  6. it isn’t easy to step out of your comfort zone..but good things can come from it

  7. I think I”m going to make this for a family I know who have a new baby! Thanks for the idea!

  8. My family would LOVE these!

  9. I really love that each family member gets their own personal pan. That would definitely be a hit in our house!

  10. Love that you can really customize this burrito pie with anything the family likes! Great idea to freeze ahead too for quick weeknight meals!

  11. Such a great idea – both to make each family member their own – plus extras to freeze for a quick reheat when time is tight!

  12. This would be sure perfection for a kids party where they could customize their own. Great recipe and photos.

  13. Holy yum! I love all these layers of flavor!

  14. Oh my! I can’t believe how easy it is! Definitely comfort food for me on lazy days. 😛 can’t wait to try it.

  15. I’m thinking this would be great with our favorite peach salsa. What a good looking stack of flavors!

  16. I’ve totally got to make these and stock the freezer with them!

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