Mile High Salsa Pie

A taco dinner kit makes quick work of a tasty layered Mexican pie.
Prep 10 Minutes
Total Time 40 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef or chopped boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package (8.4 oz) Old El Paso™ Soft Taco Bake™ Dinner Kit
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 jar (16 oz) thick & chunky salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef or chicken, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in seasoning mix (from dinner kit), water and half of the cheese sauce (from dinner kit). Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-high. Simmer uncovered 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in kidney beans and remaining cheese sauce; heat until hot.
  2. In ungreased 2-quart casserole, place 1 tortilla (from dinner kit). Layer with 1/4 of the salsa, beef mixture and cheese. Repeat layers, using up ingredients and ending with cheese on top.
  3. Cover; bake 17 to 22 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Complement the dinner pie with mango and pineapple slices.


  • 1 Serving Calories 420 (Calories from Fat 170);  Total Fat 19g (Saturated Fat 9g ,Trans Fat 1/2g);  Cholesterol 65mg;  Sodium 1260mg;  Potassium 360mg;  Total Carbohydrate 37g (Dietary Fiber 4g ,Sugars 6g);  Protein 25g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 25%;  Iron 20%
  • Exchanges: 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1 Very Lean Meat;  1/2 High-Fat Meat;  1 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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