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Taco Pie

Taco Pie

Two things my family loves most in the whole world: tacos & pie.  So, why not combine them?!  A Taco Pie was born … and fully consumed within moments of its infancy.  While the inception of the taco pie was not my idea, I definitely added a bit of its beauty & flair.  Accessorizing a meal is not much different from accessorizing one’s self, which I am very good at.  A little jewelry here, a belt, a scarf – perfect!  A different crust here, corn & avocado – perfect!  The difference is that fashion can sometimes leave you feeling empty, where this meal will not!

Recipe inspired by BS Recipes.

Taco Pie

Kick up your next Taco Tuesday, or any taco night, with this new version of an old classic!  We put all of our favorite taco toppings on this pie: cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and corn.  Of course, you can customize it however your family likes best!  Or even make a “topping bar” and let each person add their own toppings.  We love making food “interactive” – especially for our kids!

Speaking of kids – if yours don’t like spicy foods, then buy the regular taco seasoning mix (or whip up some DIY homemade taco seasoning), but if your family loves a little spice, then buy the hot version (or kick up the DIY stuff).  For us, we try to cut out extra sodium when possible, so I buy the Less Sodium varieties (or make my own).

Taco Pie Plate

A word of warning when cutting this pie – the crust is not baked together like a regular crust.  It is loosely held together by the little bit of butter that is added to the tortilla crumbs.  When you add your meat to the crust, be careful not to mix it around too much.  And when you cut it, keep in mind that the crust is going to be a crumbly, yummy “mess”.  It adds the perfect little crunchy bites to each forkful.  Again, customization is king – try using the bit-of-lime or bit-of-jalapeno flavored chips for an extra kick!

Taco Pie Piece

Okay, final note. This makes a great meal to take to someone! It is easy to prepare & stays warm while in transport. Serve it with extra corn on the cob or yellow rice or sliced mango. For dessert, Avocado Ice Cream is a great choice – yes, I’ll be sharing that recipe soon, too!

Taco Pie

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 1 Taco Pie

Serving Size: 1 slice

Taco Pie

Ingredients

    For the Pie Crust:
  • 1 1/2 c. Corn Tortilla Chips, finely crushed
  • 2 tbsp Butter, melted
  • For the Pie Filling & Toppings:
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 c. Onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning or 1 pkg (1.25oz) Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 c. Salsa
  • 1/2 c. Water (+ 1 tbsp Flour, if using DIY taco mix)
  • 1 c. Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c. Sour Cream + additional for serving or (Greek Yogurt)
  • 1 c. Lettuce, shredded
  • 1 large Tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 c. Corn
  • 1/2 Avocado, chopped

Instructions

    For the Pie Crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Combine crushed tortilla chips & melted butter until crumbs are evenly coated with butter. Press into bottom & up the sides of a 9" pie plate.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes at 375°, remove from oven, & allow to cool completely.
  4. For the Pie Filling & Toppings:
  5. Preheat oven to 350°.
  6. In a medium skillet, over medium heat, cook onions & ground beef until meat is browned & onions are softened. Drain the fat & return the pan to the stove.
  7. Add salsa, water (+ 1 tbsp Flour mixed in, ONLY if using DIY taco mix), & taco seasoning to meat & onions and cook 2 - 3 minutes, or until thick & bubbly.
  8. Carefully spoon taco filling evenly into prepared & cooled crust. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven & top with shredded cheese. Allow to cool 5 minutes before spreading evenly with sour cream.
  10. Top with lettuce, tomato, corn, and avocado. Serve with additional sour cream, if desired.
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{ 13 comments… add one }
  • Janae September 4, 2013, 7:11 pm

    We made this the other night and loved it!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Janae August 24, 2013, 11:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!!! You make an awesome taco pie dish!!! I devoured it. Yum!!

    • Alecia Stanley August 24, 2013, 11:05 pm

      @Janae – I’m so glad you guys enjoyed it. Now you can make it yourself :).

  • Hollie August 24, 2013, 9:13 pm

    Wow, You are so talented. I am going to have to start taking lessons from you!

  • Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness August 22, 2013, 10:25 pm

    I love this idea. My family loves pie and tacos too, I am sure that they would love this as well.

    • Alecia Stanley August 23, 2013, 11:19 am

      @Dawn – sounds like it should be a hit for sure!! Hope you’ll make it & let us know how it goes over!

  • Beth August 22, 2013, 3:49 pm

    looks like a siesta in my mouth! can’t wait to try it.

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