Welcome to Loaves and Dishes you grooving reader! I have the BEST 1970’s recipe for you here today – although I missed the end of my own 1970’s week with it! So delicious, tasty and filling – and a super easy weeknight fix too! Taco Pie, a salad and a drink – and you have the perfect meal.
I distinctly remember my mother fixing this for our family for the first time in the very late 1970’s. I can remember her saying, “I have no idea how this is going to taste but Carla at work hasn’t stopped talking about it since she fixed it last week”. IT WAS DELICIOUS! So delicious, in fact, that I am still making it myself 40 years later!
This dish brings back a lot of memories for me – because honestly – this represents the REAL comfort food of my childhood. This is one of the first dishes I learned to cook as a teenager and I made it a lot for my mom and myself when I was in high school. Cooking as a relaxing stress reliever – two words – taco pie!
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Serving suggestions for Taco Pie
As noted above, a fresh salad and a cold drink are all that is needed to accompany Taco Pie
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My mother's old recipe for taco pie
- 1 lb of hamburger
- ½ medium onion – small chop
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- 1 packet of taco seasoning
- 1 can crescent rolls or biscuits
- 1 cup regular fritos
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- ½ cup sour cream
- Salsa olives and spring onions for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350. Over medium heat in a frying pan, brown the hamburger, onion and garlic together until hamburger is cooked through and onion is soft. Add the packet of taco seasoning and ¼ cup of water, stir well and put the lid on the pan. Continue to heat stirring 2-3 times over a 4-5 minute period.
- Meanwhile, press the crescent rolls/or biscuits (use whichever you have or prefer – personally I prefer the crescent rolls – but it is up to you – I have had this both ways and both are yummy) into a pie plate. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes then remove and set aside.
- Once hamburger mixture is done, put the corn chips in the bottom of the pie plate. Cover with the hamburger mix. Spread the sour cream over the hamburger and then the cheese over the sour cream. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and starting to brown. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Garnish and serve.