Simple Layered Taco Pie

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All the credit for Simple Layered Taco Pie go to a friend of mine who whipped it up for his family and posted a picture to Facebook.  You know who you are, and I thank you for the inspiration.

I of coursed tweaked the recipe just a bit adding in a can of diced jalapeno’s and a can of hot enchilada sauce because my husband and I like our food spicy.

I needed to make 2 pies to serve my family of 5 but you can easily adapt the recipe for more or less people. I liked the addition of  toppings on the side. For instance I took my piece out and then topped it with chopped lettuce, fresh tomatoes, cilantro and a dab of sour creme and salsa, but you could serve it plain if you want.

Simple layered taco pie is an excellent dish for a busy night. It does not take long to prepare and it looks a bit more elegant than plain old taco’s. My husband loves taking leftovers to work with him the next day as it reheats well.

Simple Layered Taco Pie
 
Ingredients
  • 2 pie plates
  • 6 flour tortilla's roughly the size of a pie plate
  • 1½ pound of hamburger
  • 1 small can of diced jalapeno's
  • 1 small can of enchilada sauce
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • an assortment of toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and sour creme if you so desire.
Instructions
  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. brown hamburger and drain
  3. add in taco seasoning packet and cook it until it is absorbed
  4. add in enchilada sauce and diced jalapeno's and stir until well mixed
  5. put a small amount of oil on the bottom of two pie pans and grease well
  6. put about ½ a cup of cheese away to the side (you will use this later to top the pies)
  7. place down a tortilla in each pie pan and top each one with ¼ of the meat and cheese
  8. add another tortilla on top and place another ¼ of meat and cheese
  9. top each pie plate with a third tortilla and sprinkle with the cheese you put to one side.
  10. Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes (until cheese on top is melted and so is the cheese between the layers)
  11. Serve with an assortment of toppings mentioned above if desired.

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Comments

  1. These look really good. I’m going to put them on my meal plan soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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