Taco pie is a favorite and this is a another recipe that is easily adaptable to your own spice level. We like medium spice… sometimes more! So take this recipe and make it YOURS! This has a warm pie with cold fresh ingredients on top! We really like this combination and hope you do too!
1 deep dish pie crust, baked about half way through
1 lb. ground beef
1 package medium spice, low sodium taco seasoning
1/2 medium onion diced
1/2 cup fruit salsa ( I used pineapple salsa but use what you like)
1/2 cup refried beans with green chilies
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1 can of original Ro-tel tomatoes (drained)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Partially bake your pie crust, about three quarters of the way through, following package directions.
Brown ground beef, drain, add seasoning with a slight bit of water. Add onion. sauté for a couple of minutes, then add both cheeses. Mix until combined and melted. Spread refried beans onto the bottom and slightly up the side of pie crust. This is easiest when pie crust is still slightly warm. (add as much or little of the beans as you like, use my measurements as a guide) Add about half of the can of Ro-tel tomatoes. Add ground beef mixture. Add layer of salsa.
Bake 15 minutes.
Take out of oven and cool for ten minutes and add your toppings!
Ground turkey can be used.