Tortilla Beef Pie

Tortilla Beef Pie
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Now here’s a contemporary version of the classic meat pie – no pastry to make, reduced fat and super easy. With lean Canadian ground beef and a few pantry-ready ingredients, this recipe for Tortilla Beef Pie is always ready to make.

  • Serves  6
  • Prep Time  15 minutes
  • Cook Time  10 minutes
  • Recipe Courtesy of  Canada Beef


  • 1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin, Round or Chuck*
  • 1 EACH small onion and clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup (125 mL) chili sauce
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cup (500 mL) low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  1. Cook ground beef in pan using medium-high heat for 9 to 10 minutes, breaking into small chunks with back of spoon until browned and completely cooked. Drain in colander. Return to pan and add onion and garlic; simmer, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes until vegetables soften.
  2. Mash kidney beans. Combine with beef mixture; stir in 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.
  3. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Slice into wedges and serve with more chili sauce if desired.
  4. *Other Options: Lean/Extra Lean Ground Beef

Cut Used

Ground Beef
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Occasion: Everyday