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Burrito Pie (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Burritos & Burrito Pie

I want to increase our intake of pulses AND ‘up’ our vegetable intake, so I made a big batch of delicious burrito ‘sauce’ with the view of having Beef & Bean Burritos on one day and Burrito Pie on another.  Both gluten and dairy free so we can all eat it!

They were both such a hit and it’s SO good to have a change from the bolognese sauce I end up making on a weekly basis.  I really do bore myself sometimes but get stuck in a rut. Well, a rut no more!

These would also work really well with no beef and a mix of black beans, black eyed peas and kidney beans instead…

Burritos (Gluten & Dairy Free)
Burritoa (Gluten & Dairy Free)


Beef & Bean Burrito Sauce
Double up if you want enough for Burrito Pie too…(or triple up if there are a few of you!)

  • 50ml Rice Bran Oil or Olive Oil
  • 500g beef mince
  • 400g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 400g canned Black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Red Pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 beef stock cube crumbled
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • ½tsp cayenne pepper

You can also add sweetcorn and sneak spinach into this too 😉

What You Do:

  • Frizzle the onions & garlic gently in the oil until soft
  • Add the spices and cook slightly
  • Brown the mince
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes


Very Simple Guacamole

  • Avocado (mashed)
  • 1/4 red onion very finely chopped


Tomato Salsa

  • 400g Tomatoes finely chopped (you should remove the seeds really but I never bother!)
  • Handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh lime
  • 1/4 red onion finely chopped

The kids love to put spoonfuls of each in wraps (I use Newburn Bakehouse Gluten Free Wraps by Warburtons), with cooked rice and shredded lettuce (I LOVE crispy baby gems and romaine). Grated cheese and sour cream would work really well too of course. 

Absolutely delicious!


Burrito Pie
Preheat oven to 200 degrees

  • Burrito Sauce heated up in a large oven proof pot
  • Potatoes, halved and boiled until cooked (quantity wise as you would do for mash)
  • Using a normal knife, chop away at the cooked potatoes until you have lots of chunks
  • Layer them on top of the sauce
  • Drizzle all over with olive oil
  • Bake in the oven until deliciously crispy!  Approximately 30 minutes

Serve with a vegetable you fancy at the time. e.g. tenderstem broccoli, or corn on the cob!

Burrito Pie (Gluten & Dairy Free)
Burrito Pie (Gluten & Dairy Free) – Gorgeous with Tabasco Chipotle Sauce!

You may also like to see other Free From Recipes including:

Courgette & Watercress Soup
Roast Beef tails
Thai Mince Lettuce Wraps

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  • Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    September 30, 2015 AT 1:44 PM

    This looks soooo good! My kids would devour that burrito pie! Thanks so much for linking up with #foodpornthursdays x

    • International Elf Service
      October 1, 2015 AT 8:46 AM

      Thanks Becky and yes it is very easy to gobble up too much!!

  • West Country Dad
    September 27, 2015 AT 2:42 PM

    Burrito pie sounds awesome, combines 2 of my favourite things burritos and pies! #foodpornthursdays

    • International Elf Service
      September 28, 2015 AT 10:28 AM

      It really is!!

  • Emma
    September 26, 2015 AT 8:49 PM

    I love anything Mexican inspired. I’ve never thought of using the leftovers in a burrito pie, that’s a great idea. #freefromfridays

    • International Elf Service
      September 27, 2015 AT 11:06 AM

      It was a happy accident!

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