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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Southwest Taco Pie

Good Tuesday morning to you!  I know that it a little rare for me to be doing a post on Tuesday - but maybe this is something that I can start.  Posting a recipe on Tuesday might be something you would like?  I'll look at the response of today posting and see if you like this idea.

Now, let's get down to the nitty gritty.  Southwest Taco Pie - it really is a simple recipe to fix - and if your family likes Mexican/Southwestern food this should become a staple in your recipe file.  I found this recipe on the Food Network site back in 2005, so I'm not sure if it is available now.  They have the prep time as 20 minutes and the difficulty as "Easy" and I would agree with both statements.



This is all the ingredients except the ground beef and salt and pepper.  So, you can see - there aren't a whole lot of ingredients you need.  (As I look at his picture I think that I could be a good advertisement for WalMart - but, I have found that they make a good product for a less expensive price, but that is just my opinion.) 

Okay, here is a list of ingredients:

Southwestern Taco Pie

1 lb. ground beef
1 package Taco Seasoning Mix
1/3 cup water
1 Tablespoon oil
1 pkg. frozen green, red, and yellow peppers and onions*
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup salsa
1 package refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on package
2 cups shredded cheese (recommended Mexican blend)

Garnish:
Sour cream
Taco Sauce

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.


Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently.  Drain.  (I use my precooked ground beef, so all I have to do is warm the meat up - shorten the cooking time.)  Add taco seasoning mix and water; mix until ground beef is well coated.




Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot.  Add peppers and onions; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and drain excess liquid.  Add garlic and onion powders, salt, pepper, corn and salsa, stir well and set aside.



Prepare pie crusts and directed on package for 2-crust pie using 9-inch glass or metal pie pan.

Combine salsa and corn mixture and with ground beef; mix well. 



Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese evenly in bottom of crust-lined pan.




Spread 1/2 beef mixture evenly in pan over cheese, pat down.  Sprinkle 3/4 cup cheese in pan and spread evenly with remaining beef mixture, pat down,



top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese.



 Top with second crust and flute; slit in several places.

Bake for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.  (Cover edge of crust with strips of foil or a pie crust shield after fifteen minutes of baking IF the edges are getting too brown.)




Let stand 5 minutes before serving.



If desired, garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a drizzle of taco sauce, or salsa.  (Mountain Man doesn't like sour cream, so I garnish my slice individually.)

Easy Peasy!

Store leftovers (if you have any) in the refrigerator.

* If you are using fresh peppers and onions, use 1-1/2 cup chopped onions and 2-1/2 cups chopped peppers and increase prep time and stove top cooking time.

I hope you enjoy this as much as Mountain Man and I do!

See you tomorrow for more of our house renovation!


Hugs -

Carol


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59 comments:

  1. Copied receipt. Will try and let you know. Dona

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  2. Thanks Dona - I hope it turns out for you as well as it did for us!
    Hugs -
    Carol

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  3. Mmm how good things looks! And your pie looks absolutely perfect! Beautiful crust!

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    1. Thanks Maria - this pie is so easy to make - hope you'll give it a try!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  4. Looks yummy! I might just have to try this!

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    1. Hi Suburban Princess - I hope you do try this - I think you'll love it, but let me know!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  5. I saw your post on Cozy Home Scenes. It sounds so good! I have joined your blog. Patsy

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    1. Hi Patsy -
      I'm so glad you've become a follower - welcome!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  6. This taco pie looks delicious-my kind of food. Thanks for joining Your Cozy Home Party and I hope you will come again. -------- Shannon

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    1. Hi Shannon - I'll be sure to link up again next week.
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  7. I think my kids would love this dish. This might be tomorrow night's dinner. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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    1. Hi Judy - I hope your kids like it as much as MM and I do - please let me know!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  8. Hi lovely lady.
    I'am from "Cozy Home Scenes linky party. Your Taco Pie looks delicious for tonight dinner.
    Im your newest follower on your Google follower and your new linky now.
    I hope you join my Tablescapes also. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family. come see me..
    Diane,

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  9. Hi Diane - Thank you so much for the wonderful comments - I hope your family enjoys this "pie" as much as MM and I do! Welcome and I'm so glad you decided to join my little corner of blogworld - I'll be happy to come see you too!
    Hugs -
    Carol

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  10. Oh my goodness. . . I love meat pies and I love southwestern food, so I can just imagine how good this one would be! I'm thinking I'll need to wait until Jack and I aren't doing Weight Watchers before I make it, though! :)

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home!

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    1. I'm not sure how it would work with Weight Watchers - but hopefully you'll be able to try it soon. (I also hope that you are doing well with your Weight Watchers - it is a good program!)
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  11. Hi Carol -- I found you from the Grace At Home linky party. I've made sloppy joe pies before, but I've never thought about doing a taco pie version! I'm pinning this for future meal planning for sure. :D

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    1. Jennifer -
      I hope that your family like this pie as much as MM and I do! It really is easy to prepare!
      Hugs-
      Carol

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  12. This looks delicious. You have a lovely blog.I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Visiting you from Wow Us Wednesdays.

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    1. Thanks Anu - I would love to come over and "see" you. Thanks for coming by!
      Hugs-
      Carol

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  13. This looks yummy. I have a taco spaghetti recipe that I love, and I may just have to give this pie a try!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it Margo!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  14. This sounds really good! I'm going to pin it to my recipe board if you don't mind. Thank you for sharing this delicious sounding recipe at Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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    1. Sharon - That would be wonderful - I'm so happy that you think it is "pin" worthy! Hope you enjoy!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  15. Yum, that looks delicious!!

    Btw, I'm hopping by from Thursday Favorite Things and hope you'll join my Spring Blog Hop, too.

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    1. Hi Kristin - I would love to join your Spring Blog Hop - thanks so much for asking!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  16. Yummmm!! Every thing tastes better as a pie right?! My kidds would be very excited to think they were going to eat pie for dinner. I would love it if you would be willing to share with us at our party going on now-Monday. Thanks

    http://www.kadie-sevenalive.blogspot.com/2012/03/link-it-up-thursday-13.html#more

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    1. Thanks Kadie -
      I would love to share - thanks for asking!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  17. This looks so yummy and I love mexican! Stumbled upon your blog and your newest follower. Can you please add your recipe to my Taste This Thursday party!?

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    1. Thanks so much Jonnique - I'll be more than happy to come to your party!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  18. It looks sooo delicious....I will try for sure...yummy

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    1. thanks phyllis - I hope you enjoy it as much as Mountain Man and I do - please come back and let me know - I really would like to see how it turns out for you.
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  19. I love tacos! This sounds amazing! Definitely gonna give it a try this week. Thanks for sharing. I found this on Simply Klassic Home's link party.

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  20. We make a similar version of this called tamale pie, with cornmeal. This looks easy, and much prettier!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

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    1. Thanks Kristin - It is easy and so tasty! Hope you try it!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  21. It reminds me of the pot pies we had as a kid but this looks so much tastier. Thanks for sharing on this week's M.M. at BeColorful
    pam

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    1. Pam - it is so easy to fix - I hope that you will try it and let me know how it turns out for you.
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  22. I will be adding this to my upcoming menu. Thank you for sharing your yummy taco pie on the Thursday favorites linky party xo

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    1. Thanks Katherine - I hope you enjoy the pie!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  23. Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Found your link at YTTM's Meet Me Monday.

    Shasta

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    1. thanks for stopping by Shasta - I hope you'll come back often!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  24. Mmmm taco pie sounds delicious!
    We'd love for you to link this and whatever else you'd like at our new Beautify It Monday link party going on now at Bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks 4 Sisters for asking for me to link up - I'll be happy to!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  25. I will be featuring this awesome recipe at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST tonight. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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    1. Wow! Thanks so much! I'm really honored!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  26. Yum Carol! This looks wonderful! Great recipe! And it's pretty to boot! :)
    Melody
    One Chatty Chic

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    1. thanks chatty Chics - so glad you like it!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  27. This looks super yummy! I'll have to try this. My daughter loves tacos...this is sure to be a hit! Thank you for sharing on A Pinteresting Party!

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    1. Thanks so much - I hope your daughter loves it as much as we do!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  28. The recipe looks delicious! I love the idea of a weekly recipe, so fun to try what others are making, lol. I'm hopping over as a new follower from Aquariann's spring blog hop. I look forward to seeing more of your blog!

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    1. Thanks Angela - I look forward to you coming along on the ride!!

      Hugs and Happy Easter to you!
      Carol

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  29. Mmmm This looks delicious. I'll have to try it. Thanks so much for sharing. I came by way of Aquariann's Spring Blog Hop too.

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    1. Thanks so much Tori for "hopping" over - Hope you enjoy the recipe and please come back often!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  30. Love this recipe ! I can't wait to try it !! Looks absolutely delish :)

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    1. thanks Jackie - Hope you and your family enjoy!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  31. Hello there! I found your blog through the blog hop on The Art and Tree Chatter of Aquariann. I love finding new recipes and the taco pie you have shown hear looks yummy! Come and visit at The Blessed Couponer, if you wish :)

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    1. Thanks for 'hopping' over - I'm glad you found me! I hope that you enjoy the recipe - we really like it and come back on Mondays and see my menu plan for the week.
      Hugs -
      Carol

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