Sunday, July 29, 2012

Taco Pie

I recently found a new recipe for taco pie and decided to give it a try.  It calls for a pound of ground beef and a packet of taco seasoning, but I explained in my previous post that I use ground turkey and homemade taco seasoning when making tacos.  I also mentioned that in our house, we eat tacos every Friday night, and therefore we always have a lot of leftover taco meat.  I shared my recipe for taco soup, but it gets a little old after awhile, plus it's nice to have other things to use the leftovers in.  This recipe is awesome for using up leftover taco meat.  But anyway, here's how to make it:


1 lb ground turkey or beef
2 cups of Mexican blend shredded cheese (or any flavor cheese)
3 8-inch tortillas
1 packet taco seasoning (or 2 tbsp homemade taco seasoning)
1/2 cup salsa con queso
Sour cream for garnish


1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2.) (Skip this step if you are using leftover taco meat). Brown the ground turkey/beef in a pan and pour off the grease.  Mix in taco seasoning and 1/2 cup water. 
3.) Add the salsa con queso to the meat and stir.
4.) Spray a pie pan with nonstick cooking spray (or you can make your own). 
5.) Place one tortilla in the bottom of the pan.
6.) Spread 1/3 of the meat mixture on top of the tortilla.
7.) Cover the meat mixture with cheese.

8.) Repeat steps 5-7 twice.  You will have 3 layers.
9.) Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
10.) Remove from the oven and allow to cool.  Slice and serve with sour cream and/or salsa on top.

This is a really quick and easy dinner.  It's especially quick if you use leftover taco meat, but still quick if you make it the same day.  I'm always happy to find another quick and easy meal option!

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