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One Pan Taco Pie is a twist on the taco, and your family will love it!
There was a time when I was growing up that my great-aunt came to visit us. I had never met her before this time, and I don’t recall seeing her anytime after, but for whatever reason it was, when she came to visit, she stayed for quite a while. There isn’t really much I remember about Aunt Golda. I remember that she was super strict, so she and I didn’t get along very well. She was legally blind, but I don’t know if she was born that way, or if it developed later in her life. Because she was blind she thought that my hair was red, and I hated that! Which is quite funny now, because I have two children with red hair! 🙂 Although she was legally blind, this woman could cook! She could cook better than most people who have perfect vision! She certainly didn’t let her handicap hold her back.
I remember this one dish in particular, because even after she went back home, my mother continued to make it. Taco Pie, although the name sounds perhaps strange, the flavors are anything but.
When I was a kid I was super picky when it came to food, and because there was something in that taco pie besides meat and cheese, I didn’t want anything at all to do with it! Now, that I’m older and not as picky anymore, I make taco pie a lot. Lucky for me, my kids aren’t picky. This dish is one of our favorites, and I know that y’all will love it just as much as we do.
Starting with a handful of ingredients, and 5 steps, this One Pan Taco Pie is a great meal to enjoy on those busy school nights. These 6 ingredients you can grab the next time your in Walmart. Ground beef, shredded cheese, all-purpose baking mix, milk, eggs, and Pace Picante Sauce or Pace Thick and Chunky.
Ok, I know your wondering why I’ve also included the V8+Energy drinks in the photo, but I’ll tell you that at the end! First let’s make this One Pan Taco Pie!
In a large pan over medium to high heat, cook your ground beef until it’s cooked through. Then toss in 1 tablespoon of our Better than the packet! Homemade taco seasoning, or one pouch of whatever taco seasoning you have on hand.
Pour in 1 tablespoon of water and 1/4 cup Pace Picante Sauce. Stir to combine.
You can bake this in the pan that you have cooked the meat in, if it’s oven safe. Or you can toss it in a baking dish. I decided to bake it in a separate dish because I’ve had some trouble with my cookware recently. When you’re ready to bake; toss 3 eggs into 1 1/4th cup milk.
Pour in 3/4 cup all-purpose baking mix, and whisk to combine. (a few lumps may remain, and that is normal)
Sprinkle the meat with 3/4 cup shredded cheese. And pour your batter evenly over the top.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown! Serve with additional Pace Picante Sauce and sour cream, if desired!
Now, about that V8+Energy drink in the photo above; I have found the perfect afternoon pick-me-up! It gives me the perfect little boost to push me through cooking dinner, and finishing up our home school day. My personal favorite is the Pomegranate Blueberry! However there is also Peach Mango, Orange Pineapple, Black Cherry, Diet Strawberry Lemonade, and Diet Cranberry Raspberry. What I really love about this drink is, it doesn’t taste like a vegetable! It’s made with green tea, which is where the natural energy comes from, so you won’t crash later. As a busy mom, I already crash enough as it is. Ha! I don’t need a crash from my beverage choice.
One Pan Taco Pie
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tablespoon of our homemade taco seasoning or 1 pack of your favorite
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 cup Pace Picante sauce or Pace Thick and Chunky
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup all-purpose baking mix
- 3/4 cup shredded cheese
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
In a oven proof pan, cook your ground beef until no longer pink, over medium to high heat.
Pour in your taco seasoning, 1 tablespoon water, and Pace Picante Sauce or Pace Thick and Chunky.
Stir to combine.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and all-purpose baking mix. Set aside.
Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the cooked meat.
Pour the batter evenly over the top of your meat mixture, and place in the oven.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Serve with additional Pace Picante sauce, Pace Thick and Chunky, and/or sour cream.