Taco Pie

Published Date: December 27, 2022

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Taco Pie takes everything you love about tacos and layers it into a springform pan to create an easy meal that’s ready in just 40 minutes! This is a delicious way to mix up what you normally serve on Taco Tuesdays!

Gathering up some easy-to-make dinner pies to serve to your family on busy weeknights? My Classic Chicken Pot Pie and Baked Spaghetti Pie are both ones to consider since they’re just as crowd-pleasing as this one!

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Trade in that store-bought boxed taco kit for this Taco Pie recipe with tortillas instead! Then watch the spark quickly come back into your family’s traditional Taco Tuesday nights!

Soft flour tortillas separate layers of taco meat that’s loaded with salsa, sweet corn, diced onion, and then topped with shredded cheese! Each slice of mouthwatering pie meets every need your tastebuds have when it comes to taco flavor!

Why This Recipe Works!

  • Easy Prep! Simply fry up the meat mixture, layer it in the pan with tortillas, sprinkle on some cheese, and bake!
  • A Tasty Freezer Meal! If you’re already making one, you might as well make two! Then pop the second one in the freezer for an even quicker meal another time!
  • Choose The Meat! Swap the ground beef out for your choice of protein! Ground chicken, ground turkey, or shredded chicken are all great options!
  • Vegetarian Option! Not a meat lover? No problem, you can still make this by using refried beans or canned beans!
  • Taco Toppings! Yes, you still get to add all of your favorite taco toppings to your slice of pie!
A slice of taco pie on a white and blue plate on a wooden serving tray.

Ingredient Notes

This scrumptious Taco Pie Recipe has a lot of the same ingredients you’d find in your favorite traditional tacos! To start, you’ll need ground beef and a diced onion.

From there, the two get fried up before adding garlic powder, taco seasoning, water, canned sweet corn, and salsa. After this mixture cooks, you’ll layer it between flour tortillas with shredded Mexican cheese.

Once this pie has been baked, you get to finish it off with all of the go-to taco toppings! We generally always use:

  • Green Onions
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sour Cream
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How To Make Taco Pie

  1. Fry the ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium heat. Afterward, carefully drain the excess fat.
  2. Add the garlic, taco seasoning, water, corn, and salsa to the skillet and cook.
  3. Place one tortilla in the pan and then layer on a scoop of the meat mixture.
  4. Sprinkle cheese over the meat and top it with another tortilla. Continue creating the same layers until the dish is full, and then finish it off with more cheese.
  5. Bake the Taco Pie and then serve! Garnish your slice with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
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Easy Baked Taco Pie FAQs

How To Store Leftover Beef Taco Pie

Wrap the leftovers tightly or place them in an airtight container. Store them in the refrigerator and then enjoy them for up to 3 to 4 days!

What Other Pans Can I Use Instead Of A Springform Pan?

You can use any round or square casserole dish!

Can I Use Frozen Or Fresh Corn Instead Of Canned Corn?

Absolutely, I’d recommend heating it in the microwave first to dethaw it. Then drain it so that it doesn’t cause the pie to become watered down.

Could I Use Whole Wheat Tortillas In This Taco Pie Bake Recipe?

You sure can! You could also use corn tortilla shells if you’d like to as well.

Can I Use Two Packets Of Taco Seasoning?

Yes, I’d actually suggest that you use two packets if you’re someone that really loves that taco flavor!

Is There A Good Substitution For Salsa?

Try one can of Rotel; however, if you don’t have that either, you can use a small can of tomatoes. Then chop up a green bell pepper to add to it!

What Can I Use Instead Of Taco Seasoning?

The taco seasoning can easily be replaced with 1 tablespoon of chili powder and 1 teaspoon of cumin.

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Close up of a slice of taco pie on a white and blue plate.

Layered Taco Pie

Taco Pie takes everything you love about tacos and layers it into a springform pan to create an easy meal that's ready in just 40 minutes! A delicious way to mix up to what you normally serve on Taco Tuesdays!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: taco pie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 884kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • Springform pan
  • Large skillet

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ounce taco seasoning
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 (12oz.) can sweet corn kernals drained
  • cups salsa
  • 5 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese pre-shredded is fine
  • green onions optional topping
  • chopped tomatoes optional topping
  • cilantro optional topping
  • shredded lettuce optional topping
  • sour cream optional topping

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F grease an 8-inch springform pan with nonstick spray.
  • Cook the ground beef and chopped onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Drain the excess fat.
    2 pounds ground beef, 1 white onion
  • Add the garlic, taco seasoning, water, corn, and salsa. Cook for another 5 minutes.
    ½ teaspoon garlic powder, 1 ounce taco seasoning, ¼ cup water, 1 (12oz.) can sweet corn kernals, 1½ cups salsa
  • Place one tortilla in the bottom of the springform pan.
    5 8-inch flour tortillas
  • Layer on about 1 cup of meat mixture then a ½ cup of cheese. Create layers of tortilla, meat mixture, and cheese until you’ve completed 4 full layers. Finish with the 5th tortilla and top off your pie with the remaining cheese.
    2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Allow the pie to cool for about 10 minutes before removing the sides of the pan and cutting.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings such as green onions, tomatoes, cilantro, lettuce, and sour cream.
    green onions, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, shredded lettuce, sour cream

NOTES

  • How To Store: Wrap the leftovers tightly or place them in an airtight container. Store them in the refrigerator and then enjoy them for up to 3 to 4 days! 
  • What Other Pans Can I Use Instead Of A Springform Pan? You can use any round or square casserole dish!
  • Can I Use Frozen Or Fresh Corn Instead Of Canned Corn? Absolutely, I’d recommend heating it in the microwave first to dethaw it. Then drain it so that it doesn’t cause the pie to become watered down.
  • Could I Use Whole Wheat Tortillas In This Taco Pie Bake Recipe? You sure can! You could also use corn tortilla shells if you’d like to as well.
  • Can I Use Two Packets Of Taco Seasoning? Yes, I’d actually suggest that you use two packets if you’re someone that really loves that taco flavor!
  • Is There A Good Substitution For Salsa? Try one can of Rotel; however, if you don’t have that either, you can use a small can of tomatoes. Then chop up a green bell pepper to add to it!
  • What Can I Use Instead Of Taco Seasoning? The taco seasoning can easily be replaced with 1 tablespoon of chili powder and 1 teaspoon of cumin.

NUTRITION

Calories: 884kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 2027mg | Potassium: 796mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 756IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 9mg

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