Taco Pie

Sometimes you just need meals that are super easy to assemble to have on hand at a moment’s notice. This happened recently in my family, when my mom went in for hip replacement surgery. My little sister, who is running her own business and acting as my mom’s primary caregiver during her recovery, put me and my sisters on food duty. Because I find myself having limited time lately, I crafted some very simple meals that could be frozen and popped in the oven whenever she needed them. This rock awesome taco pie was one of them. DSC04612

I stopped by Save-on-Foods to grab some of the ingredients I needed and picked up a 1kg of lean Alberta ground beef for 12 bucks. Score!DSC04613

I chopped up some onions and browned the ground beef in together, for a great base of flavours. DSC04620

I made sure it was fully cooked before moving on to the next step. DSC04621

For the seasoning, I used a good old package of Old El Paso taco mix. Ok, Ok. I know. It’s no local  and fantastic spice mix from Elaine Wilson’s food you can cook, but sometimes, you just need to use what is on hand for convenience. This is definitely one of those times. DSC04623

I followed the package instructions and let it simmer until the seasoning was well combined. DSC04624

Next, I cracked open an extra large jar of salsa.DSC04625

Then I added a can of black beans, corn and the salsa to the beef. DSC04626

Next step was to mix it all together. DSC04627

Now for the fun part – cream cheese, to make it smooth and delicious. DSC04629

I melted the cheese into the mix and made sure it was fully incorporated. DSC04631

Assembly time! I bought deep dish pie tins and large tortillas to assemble the pie.  DSC04633

I started with one tortilla to line the bottom. DSC04634

Then added one layer of the beef mixture. DSC04635

Then topped the beef mix with cheese. DSC04636

Do three layers of tortillas, meat and cheese, leaving a nice layer of cheese on the top of the pie.  DSC04637

I cover the pie with an oven-proof lid, then it’s all ready to go for the freezer. DSC04658Pop the instructions onto the top of the of the pie for your wonderful mom during her recovery.

For 2 taco pie, you will need:

1 lb lean ground beef

Taco easoning

1 onion

1 jar of salsa

1 can of corn

1 can black beans

1 package of light cream cheese

3 large tortillas

1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded

Dice onion and ground together with beef until fully cooked. Add taco seasoning and follow packages instructions. Once seasoning is fully incorporated, drain cans of corn and beans and add to beef. Add salsa to beef. Mix well. Add cream cheese and let melt for 2-3 mins in the beef mixture before mixing well to combine. To assemble the taco pie, line deep dish pie shell with tortilla. Add a layer of the beef mixture. Top with cheese. Repeat layers 3 times finishing with cheese. You can freeze the taco pie for up to 3-4 months. Or, if you want, pop it in the oven, covered, at 400 for 20 mins, then uncover for another 15. Serve with a side salad and enjoy, a lot!


2 Comments on “Taco Pie”

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