So Simple Trendy Tortilla Beef Pie - Canadian Beef | Canada Beef

So Simple Trendy Tortilla Beef Pie

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So Simple Trendy Tortilla Beef Pie

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20
  • Serving: 6


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


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

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.

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.

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.