Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Taco Pie

I'm squeezing in an extra post this week, but I'm sure you won't mind. I've said before how Monday nights are always rushed for us, not leaving much time to think about dinner. We had quite a bit of leftover taco meat in the fridge and I was trying to think of a different way to use it up. Of course taco pizza came to mind, but I didn't have time to make up dough in the afternoon. That's when this "pie" came to mind.

This dish reminded me of walking tacos, only with the Doritos forming a crust. You could also use regular tortilla chips if you prefer. I really liked the added beans for additional flavor and texture. The kids really enjoyed their meal as well, I think they got a kick out of eating "pie" for dinner.

It took me about 20 mins from start to finish to get our dinner on the table, not bad at all for a quick weeknight meal. Of course if you need to brown and season your ground beef it will take a bit longer.

Taco Pie

3 c crushed Doritos or tortilla chips
1 egg white
1 lb. cooked taco meat
15 oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
Shredded/Grated Cheese
Taco sauce or salsa
Sour cream

Mix crushed chips with egg white in a medium bowl. Transfer to a greased pie plate and press to form a crust. Bake at 350 for 12-15 mins. Meanwhile, in a skillet combine taco meat and beans. Stir to combine and heat through. When crust is baked, remove from oven and pour meat mixture over top. Top with desired toppings and serve in bowls.

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