COOKING ON A BUDGET EASY TACO PIE

COOKING ON A BUDGET EASY TACO PIE

Don’t we all just love tasty, and frugal, dinners? Well, every week we like to highlight a recipe that is easy for a busy week night and easy on your wallet, as well. This week I found a great recipe for easy taco pie.

1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
1 package Taco Bell seaeasy taco piesoning mix (Copycat recipe on Budget101)
2 1/2 cups mashed potato flakes (or left over mashed potatoes-omit butter & milk)
1 pound ground beef or Turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup salsa
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Sour cream, optional

Preheat oven 350F.
In a medium sauce pan, melt butter & Add milk, 2 Tbs taco seasoning, mixing well.
Remove from heat, add potato flakes, mixing until incorporated.
Press mixture into the bottom of a regular pie plate, then Bake the “crust” for 7-10 minutes until it just barely turns golden brown. In the meantime, cook beef & onions in a skillet until beef is browned and cooked through. Drain. Add salsa and remaining taco seasoning. Cook until hot and bubbly.
Pour into pie crust and bake for 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
Let cool for 5 minutes. Top with cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes, black olives, jalapeno slices, etc.

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