Easy Nacho Pie is a delicious Tex-Mex dish that requires one pound of ground beef and a handful of additional easy to find ingredients. Doritos provides the crunchy top layer for this pie that can be made effortlessly to feed a family.
We love this crispy, cheesy, hearty pie which can help to stretch a pound of ground beef effortlessly thanks to the flavored pinto beans. This meal is ready in less than 30 minutes and is so tasty topped with green onion, sour cream, or even lettuce and tomato.
If you love this recipe, be sure to consider Corn Chip Pie which is a classic American dish that combines corn chips, chili, and cheese for a delicious, cheesy treat. This easy-to-make recipe is also perfect for game days, potlucks, and any time you’re in the mood for something tasty.
Ground beef, onion, yellow bell pepper, taco seasoning, taco sauce, pinto beans, shredded cheddar, and crushed nacho chips are needed to make this hearty dish.
How to Make Nacho Pie
In a large skillet, brown the onion with the diced onion, and pepper with taco seasoning. Drain any excess fat.
Add the cooked beef and vegetable mixture to the bottom of an 11 x 9 casserole dish.
Rinse pinto beans and add them to the top of the beef layer.
Pour taco sauce on top of the beans.
Add a thick layer of shredded cheddar, followed by crumbled Doritos.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. If you do not like toasty Doritos, you can add them after the pie comes out of the oven.
Beans – I used rinsed pinto beans but you can also use black or kidney beans as long as you also rinse them. Chili beans, and ranch beans can also be used in this fiber-rich recipe.
Rice – If you want to further stretch this recipe, consider adding 4 cups of white rice to the pie. I would add the rice layer between the ground beef and beans layer.
Sauce – If you do not have taco sauce on-hand, you can use mild salsa, or enchilada sauce.
Cheese – Shredding my cheddar cheese block in my food processor was a great choice. It allows the cheese to melt better since there are no binding agents in the freshly shredded cheese. If you prefer a different cheese, Monterey Jack, Pepperjack, and Mexican blend all work well.
Meat – You can also use ground turkey, or meat crumbles as a substitute.
Spices – If you do not have taco seasoning, you can use fajita seasoning as well.
This nacho pie is delicious as is, but is extra tasty with these toppings.
- black olives
- sour cream
- nacho cheese
- shredded cheese
- pico de gallo
- corn salsa
If you plan on meal prepping this dinner, do not add the nacho chips to the pie as it bakes. Add them after the pie has been warmed to help them maintain their delicious texture. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat until warmed throughout and top with additional chips.
More Ground Beef Recipes
Easy Nacho Pie
- oven adjusted to the center rack position
- 11 x 9 sized casserole dish
- large skillet
- slotted spoon
- can opener
- Measuring cups & spoons
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 ounce taco seasoning
- 1 large onion
- 1 large yellow bell pepper any color will work!
- 30 ounces Pinto Beans rinsed
- 16 ounces Taco Sauce
- 2 cups shredded cheddar
- 5 ounces Doritos
- In a large skillet, brown the onion with the diced onion, and pepper with taco seasoning. Drain any excess fat.
- Add the cooked beef and vegetable mixture to the bottom of an 11 x 9 casserole dish.
- Rinse pinto beans and add them to the top of the beef layer.
- Pour taco sauce on top of the beans.
- Add a thick layer of shredded cheddar, followed by crumbled Doritos.
- Bake at 350 degrees F. for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. If you do not like toasty Doritos, you can add them after the pie comes out of the oven.