What the heck is a Taco Pie?! Something strange and wonderful that I made up last night when cooking dinner during a terrifying experience. All four of my children were throwing tantrums at the same time.
All the whining, pouting and screaming totally messed with my brain waves and I was unable to comprehend the recipe I was trying to follow. So, I improvised.
My kids like their food luke warm, bordering on cold. It drives me nuts. I cook the food, then I have to make it cool. So anyway, I made the kid’s plates and was putting two of them in the freezer and accidentally hit the two plates together and they went crashing to the floor. Yup. Taco Pie all over the inside of the freezer and the outside of the refrigerator and the floor and my pants.
It was one of those evenings that was so bad, I had no energy to get upset. I managed to avoid adding one more tantrum to the mix. Yay me.
I successfully plated more food and we got through dinner with only one tantrum (courtesy of Charlotte). We all thought it was pretty good and agreed it should be added to the list. Caleb wanted to call it Taco Pie, so Taco Pie it is.
1 lb. ground hamburger
1 small onion, chopped
1 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup McCormick’s taco seasoning
1 (14.5 oz.) can petite-diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14.5 oz.) can corn, drained
1 (4.5 oz.) can chopped green chiles
6 (8-in.) flour tortillas
2 cups shredded cheese
Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Brown ground beef, drain in a colander and set aside.
Heat olive oil, add onion, season with salt and cook for a few minutes.
Add the cooked ground beef, taco seasoning, tomatoes, black beans, corn and chiles. Mix well and cook for a few minutes over medium heat.
Spray a 9×13 pan with olive oil (or spread 1/2 cup of ground beef mixture on bottom).
Break two of the tortillas in half.
Lay 1.5 tortillas on the bottom of the pan.
Spread 2 cups of beef mixture and 1/2 cup of cheese.
Repeat tortilla, beef mixture and cheese layers three more times.
Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is nicely melted.
Top with sour cream, green onion and hot sauce!
The glass of wine I thoroughly enjoyed. Shane insisted I not drown the bear. Killjoy.