Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fiesta Taco Pie

This came from a recipe card my mom got in the mail.  It is really easy, and really good.

4 cups white corn tortilla chips
1 egg white, beaten
1 pound lean ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can (15 oz) red kidney beans, drained
1/2 cup tomato salsa
1-2 tsp chili powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 medium tomato, diced
sour cream (optional)
guacamole (optional)

Preheat oven to 400.  Coat a 10-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.  Crush tortilla chips into small pieces.
Mix tortilla chips with egg white and press evenly into pie plate to form a crust.  Bake until crisp, about 15 min.
Brown the beef, onion and garlic in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Mix in the kidney beans, salsa, chili powder and salt.  Simmer 10 minutes.
Stir 1/2 cup shredded cheese into the beef mixture; pour the mixture into the baked crust.  Top with the remaining cheese, lettuce and tomato.  Serve with sour cream and guacamole, if desired.

1 comment:

Styler Family said...

Made this for dinner tonight, it was really good. My two year old loved smashing the chips up for the crust.
My variations:
Used ground turkey instead of the beef.
Added about 1/2 cup pureed carrots into the simmering mixture.
Used (about) 3/4 cup "Southwest Salsa" (the kind with beans and corn).