Beef Taco Pie

Makes 12 servings


1 ½ pounds lean ground beef, 90% or more lean
¼ cup reduced sodium taco seasoning mix
½ cup water
2/3 cup salsa (choose hot if you dare!)
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
2/3 cup water
1 (more) Tablespoon reduced sodium taco seasoning mix*
6 8-inch flour tortillas
2 cups low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded

* Try the “Convenience Taco Seasoning Mix”


  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef until it is thoroughly cooked.
  2. Drain and discard fat from beef.
  3. Add ¼ cup taco seasoning mix and ½ cup water to beef. Stir to mix, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Combine salsa, tomato paste, water, and 1 tablespoon taco mix in a bowl.
  5. Cut each tortilla in half. (12 half tortillas)
  6. Assemble the casserole as follows:
    • In a 9″ x 13″ x 2″ baking dish prepared with cooking spray, place 4 half tortillas.
    • Spread ½ cup salsa mixture on top of the tortillas. Add 1½ cups meat mixture over the salsa. Top with ¾ cup grated cheese.
    • Repeat layering: 4 half tortillas, the rest of the meat mixture, and ¾ cup grated cheese.
    • Place the last 4 tortilla halves on top, and spread the remaining salsa mixture and cheese.
  7. Cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes at 350°F or until heated thoroughly.
  8. Allow pie to set for 5 minutes before cutting into 12 even portions.
    • Serve with a light spring salad of fresh greens and a low-fat dressing.

Beef Taco Pie Food Nutrition Facts Label: Click on this image for complete nutrition information