Quiche is a good dish for a main summer evening dinner with a fresh salad. Variations are plentiful if you like to be creative adding your own choice ingredients. This particular recipe I created using leftover taco meat from another meal. This way it is economical, and my time in the kitchen is limited allowing us to enjoy a late summer evening on the patio.
1Microwave the Velveeta cheese with the meat mixture for 30 seconds until melted; set aside. Whip together by hand the eggs and cream in a large mixing bowl: mix in the salt and pepper. Add the remaining chopped vegetables, cheese, and tabasco sauce. Stir the meat mixture into the quiche ingredients. Slowly pour into the prepared pie crust (9" pie plate or quiche pan). Note: Pre-cook your crust at 450 degree for about 8 to 10 minutes before adding quiche mixture.
2Bake the quiche at 350 degrees for approximately 30 - 35 minutes, or until the center is set. Check the crust during the last 10 minutes for browning. You may need to add a pie rim or foil rim to protect it from over-browning. Cool 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
3*I added a 1/2 cup of chopped Velveeta Cheese to the taco meat and melted it in the microwave during prep. You can also prepare ground beef with taco seasoning if you do not have leftovers.