Taco Pie

This is one of those recipes that I’m kind of embarrassed to admit I love.  It’s meaty, it’s cheesy, it’s crisp, cozy, and just a little spicy.  My family loved this.  I adapted it from the December Food Network Magazine.  The best part is it comes together in just a couple of minutes.  A great weeknight dinner.

  • 2 T. vegetable oil
  • 8 corn tortillas, halved
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves, garlic
  • 1 lb. ground pork or turkey
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 15-oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 4 oz. can of chopped green chiles
  • 1 C. cilantro, chopped
  • 1 C. shredded mozzarella

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium high heat and fry the tortillas until golden brown, working in batches.  Transfer to a paper towel to drain.  Add the onion to the skillet and cook for about three minutes.  Add the garlic, cayenne, and pork.  Season with salt and continue cooking until the meat is browned.  Stir in the tomatoes, corn, and chiles.  Simmer until the juices begin to evaporate, about three minutes.  Taste for seasoning and add the cilantro.  Place half of the tortillas in a glass pie plate.  Press down gently to flatten.  Add half of the meat mixture and half of the cheese.  Add the other half of the tortillas, flatten gently.  Top with the rest of the meat and finish with the rest of the cheese.  Pop in the oven for ten minutes or until the cheese is melted.


About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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4 Responses to Taco Pie

  1. Grandma Karen says:

    Sounds great! May have to make this. Thanks!

  2. We tried this and it was a total flop. OK, to clarify not your recipe a different one. Yours looks so good, I want to try it again. I hate how one bad attempt can kind of scare you off.

  3. Joanne says:

    Who could be embarrassed by comfort food? Taco pie is wonderful!!!!

  4. Pingback: Cinco De Mayo Recipe Roundup! | swellkid

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