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Cheese-Topped Taco Pie

Cheese-Topped Taco Pie
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6
Dinner’s in the oven in just 25 minutes when you use a refrigerated pie crust with a simple ground beef filling.
Updated January 10, 2010
Bake-Off® Contest 35, 1992
Bake-Off® Contest 35, 1992
Michelle Bocianski
Wheaton, Illinois

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 crust from 1 box (14.1 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Pie Crusts (2 Count), softened as directed on box

Filling

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 1 jar (16 oz) Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  • 1 jar (4.5 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can (2.8 oz) french fried onions
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded taco-flavored cheese blend (8 oz)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small tomato, seeded, diced

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 450°F. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell using 9-inch glass pie pan or 10-inch deep-dish pie pan. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 2
    Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and salsa; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in mushrooms and half of the french fried onions. Spoon mixture into baked shell.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, 1 cup of the taco-flavored cheese blend and the eggs. Spoon over beef mixture. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until slightly puffed and set in center.
  • 4
    Remove pie from oven. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese evenly over filling; sprinkle remaining french fried onions in center of filling.
  • 5
    Return to oven; bake 2 to 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle tomato around edge and in center of filling. Let pie stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
620
Calories from Fat
370
Total Fat
41g
63%
Saturated Fat
19g
93%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
175mg
58%
Sodium
1730mg
72%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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