Essentially a casserole made in a pie pan, our Taco Pie is easy to slice into wedges of delicious flavor. Corn tortillas are partially fried before forming the base of the pie. Then onion, garlic, and ground beef are browned and seasoned with the warmth of cumin and the mild heat of chili powder. Cans of tomatoes, chopped green chiles, and black beans are added to the meat mixture. Fat from the meat mingles with liquid from the tomatoes and chiles and turns into a thick sauce that bakes into the tortillas. Queso fresco (a simple Mexican cheese) is crumbled inside and on top of the Taco Pie. Because of how it's made, the queso fresco doesn't completely melt, making for salty pockets of semi-melted cheese. Garnished with fresh cilantro, sour cream, and a squeeze of lime juice, this tasty weeknight dinner will please any Tex-Mex lover with its classic combination of flavors.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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