So Simple Trendy Toritilla Beef Pie

By cooking up Big Batch Beef, this contemporary meat pie can be ready in a flash!

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins

 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
 2 cups (500 mL) microwave-thawed Big Batch Ground Beef (recipe follows)
 ½ cup (125 mL) chili sauce or salsa
 2 cups (500 mL) low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
 4 large flour tortillas
 2 green onions, chopped

1

Mash kidney beans. Combine with Big Batch Beef and chili sauce.

2

Place 1 tortilla on baking sheet. Spread right to edge with one-third of the beef mixture. Sprinkle with one-quarter each Cheddar and green onion. Repeat layers, finishing with tortilla, cheese and green onion.

3

Bake in 400ºF (200ºC) oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Slice into wedges and serve with more chili sauce if desired.

4

Big Batch Beef: Cook 4 lb (2 kg) Lean or Extra-Lean Ground Beef in Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon, until browned. Drain and return to pot. Add 4 EACH onion and cloves of garlic, minced, simmer for 15 minutes until vegetables are softened. Spread in a single layer on several foil or parchment paper-lined baking trays; freeze until meat is firm, about 1 hour. Loosen into chunks, scoop meal-sized portions into freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Ingredients

 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
 2 cups (500 mL) microwave-thawed Big Batch Ground Beef (recipe follows)
 ½ cup (125 mL) chili sauce or salsa
 2 cups (500 mL) low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
 4 large flour tortillas
 2 green onions, chopped

Directions

1

Mash kidney beans. Combine with Big Batch Beef and chili sauce.

2

Place 1 tortilla on baking sheet. Spread right to edge with one-third of the beef mixture. Sprinkle with one-quarter each Cheddar and green onion. Repeat layers, finishing with tortilla, cheese and green onion.

3

Bake in 400ºF (200ºC) oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Slice into wedges and serve with more chili sauce if desired.

4

Big Batch Beef: Cook 4 lb (2 kg) Lean or Extra-Lean Ground Beef in Dutch oven over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon, until browned. Drain and return to pot. Add 4 EACH onion and cloves of garlic, minced, simmer for 15 minutes until vegetables are softened. Spread in a single layer on several foil or parchment paper-lined baking trays; freeze until meat is firm, about 1 hour. Loosen into chunks, scoop meal-sized portions into freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.

So Simple Trendy Toritilla Beef Pie
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