Fast Taco Pie


Fast Taco Pie

Fast Taco Pie
15 Min

Fast Taco Pie is a quick and savory pie full of all the flavors kids of all ages love for dinner. If you've been looking for the ultimate ground beef skillet recipe, then you've come to the right place! With a tasty mix of Mexican flavors and good, hearty ingredients including lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and ground beef, you're in for a dinner to remember with this one!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

What to Do

  1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook beef  6 to 7 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently; drain off excess liquid.
  2. Stir in refried beans and salsa, breaking up mixture with the back of a spoon. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes, or until well combined and heated through, stirring frequently. Remove skillet from heat, scrape down sides with a spatula, and smooth mixture evenly in skillet.
  3. Arrange lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream in concentric circles (one inside the next) on top of beef mixture, and serve immediately.



  • If you prefer, remove the beef mixture to a platter then layer with the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream. And don't forget the tortilla chips!
  • For a great appetizer, our Black Bean Salsa really hits the spot!
  • If you'd like to stay with the theme of this delicious Tex-Mex recipe, why not end your meal with a cool and creamy Quick Tres Leches!


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Sounds delicious and easy!

So very good and easy. My hubby wasn't sure he'd like the refried beans but after eatting it said this was a keeper. My son is a vegetarian so I made his using Boca crumbles and he liked it too.

what about shredded Pepper Jack cheese instead of Cheddar? My family always wants more heat! lol

You can use any shredded cheese your family prefers! :) Enjoy!

This was so quick and easy and had good flavor. I did add a little more salsa and added some taco seasoning to the meat mixture to give it a little more flavor.

My Kids will like the fast taco pie . I will have this one night next week for the family.

I have leftover rotisserie chicken that I will shred, season and use in place of ground beef. Also will add fresh Anaheim chilies (what is used for canned green chilies) and use what has been recommended here, crushed tortillas on bottom. But plan to follow the rest of the recipe but adding some additional spice. I also have jalapenos both in my refried beans (super good) and fresh from the garden. Penzey's has a good taco seasoning, the bold is particularly good. I only use it never the packaged. It is going to be very good, I know.

Thanks for giving us YOUR recipe. It's SUPPOSED to be a review of THIS recipe

I like the idea of laying down broken Fritos or Doritos and then finish with the recipe. The Fritos or Doritos will be crunchy when first serving it. However, if you have any leftovers, they may become too soft or mushy. If they do, I think it will still taste good. If you have trouble with "gas" from the beans, just add a little Ginger with them. That will help the problem and not alter the taste. Can't wait to try it.

Crumble some chips on you plate then put your serving of pie on top of them to maintain crispness and not have soggy chips in any leftovers.

This was very good. I used fat-free refried beans and reduced fat mexican cheese blend and fat free sour cream as I have to watch fat and carbs. This recipe makes a lot.

OK, Also, if ya like Mexican type food, you ar gonna get small portions using this guide! I would at least double the ingredients if not quadruple them! ( I guess I love Mexican food! )

I used Fritos on the bottom of the deep plate I poured the recipe into then layered the toppings. scrumptious

When I make this, I get a 13x9x2 glass baking dish and crush up a bag of doritos and layer it in the bottom, then I put the cooked ground beef on top and the rest of the layers....... the crunch really sets it off.... most delish!

Eastways forever How close is the Mexican restaurant you mentioned to Pittsburgh?

Looks like a great recipe, but the hamburger definitely will need some added flavor. Having lived in Las Vegas for almost 12 years, we find adding pork Chorizo (Mexican style sausage you can purchase at Walmart) definitely gives the hamburger a more authentic taste and kick. Living in a rural PA area now, REAL authentic mexican foods are so hard to find! Besides making our own mexican dishes, Taco Bell is the closest lol...

I completely agree, I have been using pork Chorizo for years, and I can not stand that package sesoning, but by just putting refried beans to a dish does not make it mexican, and how can you eat anything from Taco Bell LOL

We actually found an "authentic mexican" restaurant about 20 miles away and the drinks were awesome! But when it came to the food, what a shame. I had a beef quesadilla and it was nothing more than plain cooked hamburg, no seasonings at all and the cheese when it melted was so watery! It was absolutely horrible! My husband had a fajita that lacked flavor also. We never went back! Thats why we say that besides our cooking, Taco Bell is the I wrote my first comment, we have found a real mexican restaurant 2 hours away that is awesome! If you get the chance check out La Tolteca in Clarks Summit, PA! The decor is so festive, beautiful colors and fun!

I have friends that never lived in NM as we did so they do not like Green chilies. This does sometimes make things a bit bitter. As someone suggested they added some. Also have a friend that doesn't tolerate beans. Sooooo, I only use half the recipe beans. Picky friends....but when I make it for hubby and I I go by the above recipe

An elderly lady, who was an excellent cook, once told me to always add a little Ginger to anything that contained beans (except green beans). I do this my chili. About 1 tsp. So, we never have any intestinal problems...if you know what I mean! LOL

Am I wrong or is 1 cup the same as 8oz?

You are certainly right ..8 oz.. is 1 cup. I really don't know what she was thinking to say as she did. But maybe just go ahead and add the amount that will suit your taste buds..not reguarding the size of the measure. Good Luck.

Looks to me from the picture she used the 4 oz. of cheese as a garnish.

One cup is 8 fluid ounces. However, one cup of cheese is actually 4 ounces.

This looks so good that I can't hardly wait to try it. Thanks. From 03marjorie5077195

I add a can of Hatch Green Chilis to the recipe, oh so good!!

but it need some taco season added too it

Please Please don't use that package sesoning, but you are right it does need flavor, I like to use pork Chorizo.

Sounds great

Trying this one tonight but adding some spice to mine...I like it hot and spicey.

very very good

we added a packet of taco seasoning to the sour cream

this is good but it is missing onions,and salsa and if you like hot peppers yummy

This was so good, my husband ate the who pan....Thank you

Adding taco seasoning to the buger when cooking makes it even better

How much?

1 packet, or 1/4C if using it in bulk. Also add 1C of water to it.

OMG Mr. was sooooooooo good! Made in my 12" Calph. Everyday pan. Looked/tasted good enough for company! Armed with hot sauce & lime flavored nacho chips.......Mexican heaven!


oooh so good


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