Total Basset Case: Recipe: Taco Pie

Feb 28, 2012

Recipe: Taco Pie

A few weeks ago I choose to add 'taco pie' to our meal plan.
We love anything in taco form at our house so I figured this one would be a winner.
And a winner it was!
*Although next time I make it, I will probably add a few things

It was very simple to put together=winner in my book.
It may not have been the healthiest thing we ate all week but it wasn't too terrible.

Taco Pie
adapted from Food Network
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 corn tortillas, halved (I only needed about 6)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 pound ground pork (I used ground beef)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 4.25-ounce cans chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella 
Next time I think I will add a packet of taco seasoning to the meat.  I added a dash of Tastefully Simple Fiesta Party Mix to the mixture but it wasn't enough.  The ingredients were all there but the Mister and I agreed it needed to be a little more 'taco-y'.

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 
2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tortillas and cook, flipping a few times, until golden, about 3 minutes. Remove with tongs and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

3. Add the onion to the skillet and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes. 4. Add the garlic and cayenne and cook 30 seconds.
5. Add the pork (beef, chicken) and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, breaking up the meat, until browned, about 4 minutes.
6. Stir in the tomatoes, chiles and corn. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Season with salt. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro.

7. Arrange half of the tortillas in the bottom of a 9-to-10-inch pie plate. Top with half of the meat mixture, then half of the cheese. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, meat and cheese. 8. Cover loosely with foil and bake until the cheese melts, about 10 minutes.

 There you have it!
Let me know if this one turns up in your meal plan!


Unknown said...

YUM! thanks for sharing!

henning love said...

oh yum sarah, this sounds so good! we love mexican food in this household and definitely plan on making this meal

Laura Burtis said...

One of my co-workers was just telling me about this dish the other day! It looks absolutely DELISH! Definitely going to have to try this recipe!

Katie said...

We absolutely love anything taco in our house too! We will definitely be trying this one!

Katie said...

We absolutely love anything taco in our house too! We will definitely be trying this one!

Katie said...

We absolutely love anything taco in our house too! We will definitely be trying this one!

megan said...

Ooh I think I have all of these ingredients! This sounds and looks tasty!!

Elisha said...

Def making this for dinner tonight! Have some hamburger out to make burgers but scrap that :) thanks for the recipe!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Anything taco related is welcome on our menu! This looks delish!!

Michelle said...

Yum I need to try this!

Bubble My Licorice said...

great recipe!
seems delicious! :)
I'll try it!

The Sweetest Thing said...

girlfriend! how dare you post this delicious recipe!!! i am so going to try it!

JMB said...

I LOVE me some mexicana!! I could eat it everyday! There is a Weight Watchers Mesican Casserole that you would LOOOOOOOVE LURVE LUV....I must find for you one day!!

Lia Joy said...

Yum! I make a similar dish that I call Mexican Lasagna! It's a super yummy dish :)