Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Frozen Dinner Swap: Taco Pie

Ty and I are going on vacation next week, which means this week is a little crazy. I have to do laundry, pack, grocery shop, get a spray tan (yes, this is necessary) ... and LJ and I are putting on a baby shower/girls night/dinner for my sister-in-law Mandy tonight, too!

Needless to say, one of the things I'm not planning to do this week is cook. This frozen dinner swap happened just in time for our family! I decided I would start my frozen meals with my sister-in-law Ashley's dish, Taco Pie.

Are you having a hard time keeping up with all these sister-in-law references?

You can't tell by this picture, but this serving pan is about five inches deep and it's filled to the brim. Ty and I hardly put a dent in it, so I'm sure you could feed up to eight with one recipe.

The dish possessed one of my favorite food qualities ... it was some major cheesy, gooey goodness.

By the way, I think I have a cheese problem. Thoughts?

The layers of cheese, tortilla, beans and seasoned meat made the dish taste like an unfolded taco in a pan. Delish! I love dishes that bring new life to familiar flavor combinations. This would put a new spin on family taco night, for sure!

Once Ty and I finished dinner, I was sure to send Ashley a text.

I sent her this picture, with a message that read: "Yum. Yum. Yum."

Here's the recipe if you'd like to try.

Taco Pie

1 pkg flour tortillas
1 lb hamburger meat
1 can red enchilada sauce
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 can refried beans
1 can chopped green chilies
1 small onion chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 16 oz pkg shredded cheddar cheese 
  • Sauté onion and garlic until clear, set aside.
  • Brown hamburger meat, add onions back, and add taco seasoning according to instructions on package
  • Add green chilies and enchilada sauce. Mix well. 
  • Put two tortillas in bottom of round casserole; next add a layer of refried beans, top with meat mixture, then cheese. Repeat twice ending with cheese. 
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve with sour cream.


Kristen said...

Thank you Stephanie...I'll be adding this to my Jordan Recipe box. They're always so delicious!

Mandy S said...

um, this looks so delicious!