Taco, Taco Pie

Looking for a sure-fire way to please my people? Feed them Mexican food. Seriously. We can’t get enough of it! Standard tacos are great (and easy), but get a bit boring after a while. We love this recipe because it’s really flavorful and really easy. You can add your own toppings to suit yourself and not feel bad about totally pigging out. It’s sure to please your people too!I usually serve this dish with a side of refried beans or rice. I also make two pies so that we have enough for lunch the next day. To prep ahead, I brown the beef so that the seasoning and salsa con queso can be added quickly the evening we are making this. This dish is best when eaten right out of the oven (can I get an ‘AMEN’ for gooey cheese??), so I choose to make it after we get home.

Taco, Taco Pie

 

Servings = 6

Weight Watchers Points+ = 7

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (or 2 tsp homemade seasoning)
  • 3 8″ flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup salsa con queso
  • 1 3/4 cup 2% Mexican style cheese, shredded

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350°.

Brown and crumble ground beef.  Drain excess grease.

Add taco seasoning and water, per packet instructions, to season.  Simmer for several minutes.

Remove from heat and add the salsa con queso.  Stir to mix completely.

Spray a glass pie dish with cooking spray.  Place one tortilla in the bottom.  Top with 1/3 of the meat mixture and 1/3 of the cheese.  Repeat steps with the remaining tortillas, meat, and cheese.

Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the edges are slightly brown.  Allow to slightly cool and slice into 6 servings.  Top with garnishes: lettuce, tomato, olives, avocado, onion, salsa, sour cream, etc (for additional Weight Watchers points).

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