Taco Pie (31 Days: Day 9)

I got the original recipe for this dish from, I think, the Kraft website. (I'm sorry. I can't find the original version now. If I could, I would link to it.) I changed it so my family would eat it. Here's my version.

You will need ground beef, flour or corn tortillas, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning and shredded cheese.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Brown your ground beef.

And drain it.

Cut your tortillas to fit inside a 9x13 casserole dish that you have sprayed with non-stick spray. You'll want two layers of tortillas. Just take the extra bits you cut off and fill in the gaps. I usually spread a can of refried beans over my tortillas to add a little fiber and whatnot, but I was out. It made me sad. So just pretend that there's a picture of refried beans spread over flour tortillas in my pretty blue Pyrex dish.

In the same skillet you browned your ground beef in, mix the tomatoes and taco seasoning into your drained, browned ground beef. If you feel the need to, add a little water. Let this simmer until most of the liquid is evaporated.

Spread your taco meat over the tortillas.

Add just a little shredded cheese to help the next layer of tortillas stick.

Add the second layer of tortillas, cutting them as needed to fit.

Cover with a good layer of shredded cheese.

Throw it in the oven just long enough to ensure everything is heated well, and your cheese melts.

Serve with sour cream, salsa, or anything else you'd like.

The recap:

1 pound ground beef
1 package burrito sized tortillas (10 count)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can refried beans (optional)
1 package taco seasoning
3 cups shredded cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Brown ground beef in skillet over medium heat. Drain.

3. Return ground beef to skillet. Add tomatoes and taco seasoning. Add a little water if needed. Simmer until heated through and most of the liquid evaporates.

4. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick spray. Place half the tortillas in the bottom, cutting to fit. Use scraps to cover gaps.

5. Spread refried beans over tortillas.

6. Spread taco meat over beans.

7. Sprinkle one cup of shredded cheese over meat. Top with remaining tortillas.

8. Top with remaining shredded cheese.

9. Bake at 350 degrees until heated through and cheese is melted.

10. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and any other desired toppings.


odile said...

great recipes!!

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