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.
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).
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-jalapano flavored chips for an extra kick!
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!