Friday, June 28, 2013

Foodie Friday - Taco Pie

It was my turn to fix lunch for my Monday noon meeting, so of course I turned to Pinterest. As I scrolled through my board the recipes I wanted to try, my heart stopped at I read the header of my dreams - Taco Pie.

Of course, I had to make it my own. Far be it for me to actually follow a recipe, gotta spruce it up a bit. So here is my version of Taco Pie.


1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
1 package taco seasoning mix
2 1/2 cups mashed potato flakes (you could also use left over mashed potatoes and omit the butter and milk)
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup salsa
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Garlic salt, onion salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and celery salt
Sour cream, optional


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter. Add milk and 2 tablespoon taco seasoning. Remove from heat and add potato flakes until incorporated. Press mixture into the bottom of a 10-inch pan.
2. Bake for 7-12 minutes until it just BARELY turns golden brown.
3. In a medium skillet, cook beef and onions until beef is browned and cooked through. Season with garlic salt, onion salt, garlic powder, onion powder and celery salt to taste. Drain. Add Salsa and remaining taco seasoning. Cook until bubbly.
4. Pour into crust. Bake for 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
5. Let cool for 5 minutes. Top with cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. Cut and serve with sour cream.
Picture by Jennifer McMurrain