Friday, October 26, 2012

Frito Taco Pie

Hi guys!
A few days ago I cam across a recipe on.... yup you guessed it Pinterest (lol) for Frito Taco Pie. Taco's are a biweekly menu filler in our house so I am always looking for "new" versions of the oh so basic taco. So when I found this I knew it could be a winner: I mean think about it, it's like a dinner version of the Taco in a bag. And to top it all off it's fast and simple to make; two of the best words in cooking for a busy mommy on a little budget :)
What you'll need:
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 water
  • 1 can crescent rolls
  • 1 cup sour cream + extra for topping for those (like my family) LOVE sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used 1/2 cup shredded and 1/2 cup Kraft's Mexican)
  • 2 cups crushed Frito's
  • 1 can (4oz) olives (I omitted these)
  • I also had taco sauce, tomatoes, onion and lettuce for people to top their "pie" with
What to do:
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. brown meat in a large skillet until there is no pink; drain
  3. add the seasoning and water (and olives if you are using them) ~ simmer for 5 minutes
  4. In a greased 9in pie dies place separated crescents rolls with the points going towards the center **press the edges together to form "1" constant crust
  5. Put 1 cup of the crushed Fristo's on top of the crust
  6. Add the meat mixture evenly in the pan
  7. Cover the meat with the sour cream, followed by the cheese, then the corn chips
  8. Bake for 20-25min; until golden brown
  9. While its baking cut up tomatoes, onion and lettuce if you are including these
  10. Let it set about 5 minutes before cutting into it (optional)
I forgot to take a picture of my finished product so here is the photo that the original blogger posted:
Photo credit: Navy Wife
Thank you to the Navy Wife for posting this yummy recipe!! She has wonderful recipes on her blog, go take a look

Cost of this recipe: about $12
1 1/2 meat - bought 3lbs for $8, only used half so =$4
sour cream - bought tub for $2.5 only used half so =$1.25
seasoning mix - $0.98
Frito's - $2 (on sale) normally around $3 - I didn't use the whole bag so we'll say about $1.25
Cresent Rolls - $1 (onsale) normally $1.78
Onion - less then $0.25
Tomatoes - less then $0.25
Lettuce - $1 (pre-shredded lettuce bag)
Olives - $1
Cheese - both were $1 each (on sale) used half of each = $1
I hope you all enjoy this recipe, have a nice day!

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