1/4 cup butter
1 cup milk
1 package Taco seasoning mix
2 1/2 cups mashed potato flakes (or left over mashed potatoes-omit butter & milk)
1 pound ground beef or Turkey (I use 96% lean)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup salsa
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, diced
3 mini sweet peppers in various colors
Sour cream, optional (I used low fat)
Preheat oven 350F.
In a microwave safe baking dish, add butter & milk, 2 Tbs taco seasoning, mixing well. Microwave on high 2-3 minutes. Stir and add potato flakes, mixing until incorporated. (I had to add a little water as well to make a good consistency for spreading.)
Press mixture into the bottom of a regular pie plate, then Bake the “crust” for 7-10 minutes until it just BARELY turns golden brown.
In the meantime, cook beef & onions in a skillet until beef is browned and cooked through. Add Salsa & remaining taco seasoning. Cook until bubbly.
Pour into crust. Bake for 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
Let cool for 5 minutes. Top with cheese, lettuce, peppers and tomatoes, black olives, jalapeno slices, etc. Whatever your choice.
IF YOU NOTICED THE HEART SHAPED CAKE PAN IT WAS FOR GOOD REASON. I TRIED THIS NEW TACO PIE RECIPE ON OUR 25TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FOR THE HUSBAND WHO LOVES, LOVES, LOVES GROUND BEEF! HE DID LOVE IT AND IS LOOKING FOR 25 MORE YEARS AT LEAST!