Years ago a friend gave me a burrito pie recipe and later, after coming across a different recipe, I decided to create my own version, a blending of the two.
This recipe is clearly not Primal, but it is a quick dish that’s quite delicious if you’re looking for a home made dish to splurge on.
- 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3-5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 oz black olives, sliced
- 5 oz tomatoes, diced
- 8 oz taco sauce
- 16 oz refried beans
- 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
- cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
Directions Serves 8
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (125 degrees C).
- In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic, and saute for 5 more minutes. Drain any excess fat, if desired. Mix in the olives, tomatoes with green chile peppers, taco sauce and refried beans. Stir mixture thoroughly, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Spread a thin layer of the meat mixture in the bottom of an 8×8 casserole baking dish. Cover with a layer of tortillas followed by more meat mixture, then a layer of cheese. Repeat tortilla, meat, cheese pattern until all the tortillas are used (or you get to the top of your baking dish), topping off with a layer of meat mixture and cheese.
- Bake for 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is slightly brown and bubbly.
- Take out and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes, slice and serve.
- Enjoy! :)
- In the past I’ve made this with & without the black olives. They add a little bit of flavor but aren’t necessary if you dislike olives (like Jeff does) :)
- If you don’t have taco sauce I’ve used salsa as a replacement, it works just as well, with a little bit of water added to make it more juicy.
- I have used ground beef & ground bison but really any ground meat could be used as a replacement and it would still be just as good. Just be sure that it’s properly sourced.
- When I saute the meat I usually add a few spices as well; sea salt, coarse ground black pepper, chile powder, paprika, garlic powder & onion powder.