Taco Pie

My family loves tacos.

Let me repeat that…


Seriously, they’d eat them every day if they could.

Sometimes I don’t feel like a regular taco.

Enter my girl, Tiffanee at One Crazy Cookie.

She came up with a new spin on our Fitz Family Taco Night.

The boys had a blast making this one.

And eating it too!

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Taco Pie = $ 10.72

Family of 4 = $2.68 per person

Taco Pie

1 lb ground beef $2.49

¾ of a large onion, diced $.50

taco mix $.88

Meat Filling:

Brown 1 pound of hamburger with 1/2 cup chopped onions, drain. Add 1 packet of taco seasoning mix and 3/4 cup water, simmer while you make the crust.

1 can refried beans (optional) $1.29

Taco Crust

2 cups flour $.50

2 1/2 teaspoons yeast (or 1 packet) $.34

1 Tablespoon sugar $.30

2 teaspoons finely chopped onion (optional) (from above)

3/4 teaspoon salt $.05

2/3 cup warm water

2 Tablespoons oil $.15

1/2 cup crushed corn tortilla chips $.20


shredded cheddar cheese $1.94

shredded lettuce $.79

chopped tomatoes $.52

sour cream $.25

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar, salt and onion.  Mix well.  Add warm water and oil to the flour mixture.  Mix by hand until smooth. Stir in chips and enough remaing flour to make a stiff dough. (I used 2 cups). Spread into a well greased pie pan, forming a rim around the edge.  Cover and let rise in a warm place for 10 minutes.

If desired spread 1 can of refried beans on the bottom.

Spread taco meat over top of beans.

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Sprinkle with some shredded cheese about 1/2 cup.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes until the edge is crisp and light golden brown.

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Sprinkle with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and serve with some sour cream.

Meaty Morsel:  Let the kids help you make the pie crust.  Kids love getting their hands into mixes and dough while baking.  Also you can let them spread out the refried beans and sprinkle the cheese.  Let them get creative with their toppings.  It’s a great opportunity to get them to try new foods.

I had some jarred jalapenos in the fridge that I added to mine…I like it spicy!

Related posts:

  1. Fitz Family Taco Night
  2. Dinners on a Dime Week
  3. Cheeseburger Casserole
  4. Baked Ziti
  5. Potato Pizza Pizzaz


  1. This looks delicious!! My family loves tacos too. We love anything tex-mex, and when we traveled to San Antonio, I was in “Taco Heaven!” I will try this recipe for sure!

  2. Since I eat tacos nearly daily and have a unhealthy addiction for pie, you my friend, have created my paradise.

  3. Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner says:

    I knew you’d love this one, Blond Duck!!! :)

  4. What a fantastic idea…definitely a great little spin on a favorite!

  5. This looks yummy! (nice photo of the finished product, by the way). Definitely going into my casserole file.

  6. My husband is a HUGE lover of tacos, and like your family would eat nightly if I made it. I love making spins on tacos and have a taco chicken foil bake I make which is wonderful. I’m gonna try the pie looks delicious. Have a great weekend!

  7. holy cow, that looks YUMMY!!! you always cook AMAZING stuff in your house!! Last night I did make a homemade minestrone soup…sooooo good, I was proud of myself :)

  8. i am so going to make this! anne

  9. this is almost exactly how we make hamburger pie at our house and it’s always a hit! my huband will FLIP when I make this for him. thanks for sharing!

  10. I stink at dough, can I use a premade one?

  11. We LOVE taco night too! Well us adults do…the kids, hopefully one day! I have a mexican type casserole that is similar to this, but I am totally trying this. I actually have 2 frozen store bough crusts (got them for the holidays as back up in case my homemade crusts didn’t work out)- I think I can just make in that! What do you think?

  12. Oh my heck! This looks so delicious! I should not be looking at this right now because it’s making me so hungry! I love tacos or anything Mexican. This is now on my to make list!

  13. Looks yummy… it’ll have to go on ‘the list’

  14. That finished pie looks amazing! When can I come for dinner?

  15. Thanks for the shout out! You are so sweet. Glad you liked it. Now I am wishing for a piece right now!! Y

  16. You’re family and my boys are on the same page! I have starred this to make this week :)

  17. Have a magical Monday!

  18. This would be my family’s perfect meal. GREAT idea! I’m serving leftovers tonight and now this sounds SOOOO much better. :-)

  19. gosh, that one looks so good!

  20. Happy Tuesday!

  21. Yum! We are a huge taco loving family. This looks like a delicious twist that I simply must try!

  22. We love tacos at our house too! This looks like the perfect dinner idea! Yum!

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