Move over, tacos, because this Taco Pie is just the kick your Taco Tuesday needed. It's all the delicious taco flavors rolled into a pie, casserole-style.
6 or 7
halved (12-14 pieces total, or make your own)
of cayenne pepper
lean ground beef
see notes for recipe
can crushed tomatoes
optional depending on how much spice you like
chopped green chiles
divided (sharp cheddar, mozzarella, Colby & Monterey Jack, etc.)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Heat vegetable oil in
a large skillet
over medium-high heat.
Add onions to the skillet and cook, stirring until soft and translucent.
Add minced garlic and cayenne; stir and mix for about 30 seconds. Add ground beef and
breaking up the meat
, until browned.
Stir in tomatoes, salsa, chile and corn; mix well.
Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Arrange half of the taco shells on the bottom of a
9-inch pie plate
(overlapping is fine; about 5 halves).
Top with half of the meat mixture, then half of the cheese.
Repeat with the remaining tortillas, meat and cheese.
Cover loosely with foil and bake until the cheese melts, about 10 minutes.
Slice, serve, and enjoy!
*Try this homemade
taco seasoning recipe