Friday, July 5, 2013

What's Cooking? Taco Pie

This is a family favorite around here. So much so that I made it for Miles' birthday supper on July 3rd. It was our first "big" family supper at our house with both sets of grandparents, aunts and uncle, and cousins. Plus the two little boys that my mom keeps. We had a lot of fun doing it and Taco Pie was a hit with all. The best part it is SO simple!

What you need:
1-2 pounds of ground beef (I use 2 because I feed 6 people)
2 cans of pillsbury crescent rolls
1- 8oz container of sour cream
1 package of taco seasoning
1 cup of cheese

What you do:

Brown your ground beef and then drain it. Add the taco seasoning according to the package instructions. While the meat is simmering, spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray, then line it with the crescent rolls. Make sure you cover the bottom and press together the seams. Place the dish in an oven set at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. (I didn't use to do this but the bottom middle of my "crust" was never done so I started and it works out great). Take the "crust" out of the oven and sit to the side while you still the sour cream into the ground beef. Now pour the ground beef onto the crust and spread it out evenly. Cover the top generously with cheese and place back in the oven for 20 mins. Take it out, let it cool for about 10 mins, and serve it to your family.

I originally modified this dish from a recipe that my mother-in-law made. Her recipe called for a half a bag of doritos to be smashed and mixed in with the meat and no sour cream but we really didn't like hers so I played around until I ended up with this. You can add tomatoes, salsa, corn, onions, or peppers if you like. It is really versatile and you can make it for pot lucks easily.

What is your favorite casserole to make?

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