Mexican beef pie

Staked with layers of crisp tortillas and spiced beef filling, our Mexican beef pie is like nothing you've ever seen before.

  • 50 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Mexican beef pie
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large (300g) red onion, diced
  • 1 medium (200g) red capsicum, diced
  • 500 g minced beef
  • 2 x 400g canned diced tomatoes
  • 420 g canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 (750g) fresh corn cobs, kernels removed
  • 35 g taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped coriander leaves
  • 4 tortillas
  • 1 cup (100g) coarsely grated mozzarella
  • cherry tomatoes, cucumber and coriander, for serving


Mexican beef pie
  • 1
    Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook the onion and capsicum, stirring, for about 5 minutes, or until tender. Increase heat to high, add minced beef, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until browned. Add tomatoes, kidney beans, corn and seasoning, and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in coriander leaves. Season to taste.
  • 2
    Preheat the oven to 200C (180C fan-forced). Line the base and sides of a 22cm round springform pan with baking paper; place on oven tray.
  • 3
    Line base of pan with a tortilla; top with one-third of the beef mixture. Repeat layering with remaining tortillas and beef mixture, finishing with a tortilla; sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 30 minutes until browned lightly. Stand for 5 minutes before unclipping sides of pan.
  • 4
    Serve topped with chopped cherry tomatoes, cucumber and fresh coriander.


Not suitable to freeze or microwave.

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