This recipe was originally called ‘Sensational Taco Pie’. Since I have to disagree, I’m dropping the ‘Sensational’.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good recipe, and a super easy weeknight kind of dinner, but I think calling it ‘sensational’ is a bit much.
Crescent rolls, taco seasoned ground beef, sour cream, shredded cheese, and Frito’s…as I said, simple to throw together, but pretty basic as far as flavor goes. There is, however, a plus side to this…if you tell the kids there are Frito’s in their dinner, they’re probably gonna be a little more eager to eat (as Jesse was. He absolutely destroyed this…so I guess for him it was pretty sensational 🙂
I figure I’ll start the week with something nice and easy since I have a few ‘awesome-yet-pain-in-the-ass’ recipes coming up. After having no one to cook for three weeks I dug out some recipes from my Pinterest Dinner folder that have been collecting cyber dust due to the amount of time it takes to prepare them. They sure were good though, so I’m excited to pass them along.
Ok, guys, have a great rest of your day and I’ll see ya tomorrow!
1- 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 package taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup water
1 can sliced olives (4 oz)
1 can of crescent rolls
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups crushed corn chips
Alternatively can of refried beans and chili powder OR frozen pie crust with shredded lettuce
I think the ground beef works really well in this recipe because it is a combination of savory and salty flavors that helps to balance out the richness of the sour cream and remaining cheese. Additionally, the taco seasoning mix adds some spice and depth to the overall flavor profile, which also makes it perfect for weeknight dinners since you can easily throw it together in just a few minutes. Overall, ground beef is a really versatile and easy-to-use ingredient that works well with most other flavors and textures, making it an ideal choice for this taco pie recipe.
The ingredients in this taco pie recipe are all rich sources of various nutrients and minerals that are important for overall health and well-being. For example, ground beef is a good source of protein, which helps to build and repair muscles, as well as support various other functions within the body.
Additionally, both the olives and cheddar cheese are high in calcium, which is essential for maintaining strong bones and preventing conditions like osteoporosis. Overall, the ingredients in this taco pie recipe are all beneficial to health and can help support a variety of important bodily functions.
There are a number of different substitutions that can be made when preparing this taco pie recipe. For example, if you prefer a milder flavor profile, you could substitute sour cream for plain Greek yogurt, which is both lower in fat and calories.
Additionally, you could also use ground turkey or chicken in place of browned ground beef, or experiment with different types and flavors of cheese to change up the taste. Overall, there are lots of potential substitutions that can be made with this taco pie recipe depending on your preferences and dietary needs.
1. Heat oven to 400.
2. In a large skillet brown ground beef mixture until no longer pink. Drain and return to the pan. Add the taco seasoning, water, and olives. Simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Separate the crescent rolls into triangles and lay them in a greased 9″ pie dish, placing the points toward the center of the dish. Press the seams together to seal, forming the crust.
4. Sprinkle 1 cup of crushed corn chips onto the crust. Spoon the taco meat mixture over the top of the corn chips, spreading evenly.
5. Stir sour cream until smooth, then spread over meat. Top with shredded Mexican blend cheese and the remaining 1 cup of crushed corn chips.
6. Bake until the crust is golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
This easy taco pie recipe contains approximately 425 calories, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of fat, and 34 grams of protein. It is also low in cholesterol and sodium and a good source of calcium and iron. Overall, this dish is an excellent source of many important nutrients that can support overall health and well-being.
To store this taco pie, you should keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It should be consumed within that time frame for maximum freshness and flavor. If you’re not going to eat the entire pie at once, you can also freeze individual slices or leftover portions to enjoy later on.
To freeze, wrap each slice of taco pie tightly in plastic wrap or place in a sealed freezer bag and store for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, simply thaw the frozen taco pie slices overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat as desired until warmed through.
Thanks for trying out this taco pie recipe! Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner option, or just want something tasty to enjoy with your friends and family, this dish is sure to hit the spot. If you have any comments or questions about the recipe, feel free to leave them in the comments section below. And be sure to try out some of our other delicious recipes for even more tasty meal ideas!