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taco pie or muffins :)

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Recipe by
Amanda Smith
Carrollton, GA

I've made this recipe for many years and for MANY people. Whether they tweak it for their own or follow my lead, EVERYONE ends up falling in love with it! I can make a quick and easy Mexican dinner for less than $10 (including sides!) for a family of four- in hard economic times, that's a blessing!

(1 rating)
yield 2 to 6 depending on your appetite :)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For taco pie or muffins :)

  • 2 lb
    ground beef/chuck/turkey/boca grillers (which ever is more to your liking)
  • 8 oz
    shredded cheese (can be cheddar or a mexican blend)
  • 1 can
    (small!) of enchilada sauce (either red or green is acceptable)
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix (original, mild or extra spicy)
  • 2 pkg
    pizza crust or 4 cans of biscuit mix or 2 cans of crescent rolls

How To Make taco pie or muffins :)

  • 1
    Preheat oven according to the dough you are working with. Continue to follow the directions- if it calls for a greased surface than do so. I find that you don't have to due to the cheese and meat melting together.
  • 2
    In a skillet or boiler (whichever is handy), brown your meat. As I stated, it can be ANY meat that you and your family prefers. Once brown, drain and set to the side.
  • 3
    Once drained, return to pot/skillet and add your packet of taco seasoning and enchilada sauce. If you think you have it too "juicy", just drain some of the liquid out and save for your Spanish rice.
  • 4
    Take your casserole dish if you are using the pizza dough or crescent rolls and line the bottom of it with one can. If you are using the crescent rolls, you will have to pinch together the dough. If you decide to make the Taco Pie Muffins version, take your muffin pans and put 1 biscuit in each muffin hole- you will want to push the dough to the sides as to create a holding space for the meat/cheese mix.
  • 5
    Next you will spread your meat into your dish or spoon into your muffin tins. Cover with cheese.
  • 6
    If you have gone with the pie option, cover with your remaining can of dough. Again, you will have to pinch together your crescent rolls if you went with that option. If you have gone with the biscuits, you do not have to cover with dough.
  • 7
    Bake until golden brown. Depending on your oven, you will have to debate as to when you think the bottom crust is done.
  • 8
    Now, you can add salsa, guacamole or sour cream to your Pie. I will typically serve Knoxx's Spanish Rice with the Pie. It costs less than $2 and will go perfectly with your meal.