Layered Taco Pie

This meal takes less than 30 minutes to make and is mostly cooked using the microwave!  I was skeptical as first, but it is really good!  I think a great addition would be black beans, but I didn’t think of it until after it was assembled.


Layered Taco Pie  (adapted from Kraft Foods magazine)


1 pound ground beef

1 package taco seasoning mix

1/2 cup water

3-4 flour tortillas, cut into quarters

2 cups salsa

2 cups shredded Mexican cheese


shredded lettuce

sliced green onions

sour cream


Cook ground beef.  Drain fat.  Stir in taco seasoning and water. Simmer for a minute to thicken.

Lay 4 quarters of tortilla in the bottom of a round baking dish or pie plate, overlapping is fine.  Spread 1/2 the meat over, then a 1/3 of the salsa , and a 1/3 of the cheese.  Repeat with another layer of tortillas, meat, etc..Then with the last set of tortillas, top with just salsa and cheese.

Microwave on high for 4-6 minutes, or until hot and cheese is melted.

Garnish with sliced green onions, lettuce, and/or sour cream.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer
    Feb 10, 2009 @ 23:35:58

    I love the Kraft magazines. I know they are low brow, but they really are a good source for weeknight recipes. I especially like that they recipes are easy enough that my kids can look at them and decide on dinners that they can make.

    And the taco pie looks really delicious!


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