As Seen on Pinterest: Taco Pie

Taco Pie

I love tacos and I love pie… put them together and you have a culinary centaur of sorts. I’ve had this recipe tucked away on Pinterest for months in case I ever needed to slam a dinner together. It just so happens, I had the need to pull it off my pin board this week and I gave it a try. So, how did it turn out? Find out in this edition of “As Seen on Pinterest!”

In case you’re new to my series… let me explain what it’s all about. Simple, really: Find recipe on Pinterest, make  said recipe as instructed, award recipe Pinterest Points based on how well the dish turned out and my personal taste. Ok, now that we’re all caught up… lets dig in!

Potato Pie Shell

The idea behind this recipe is to get the flavor of a taco in the form of a pie. The crust is made out of potato. The recipe called for either leftover mashed potatoes or flake potatoes from a pouch. I went the pouch potato route.

As you can see in the picture on your left, you spread the potato on a pie plate to make a shell, bake for about 15 minutes while you brown your ground beef, onion and taco seasoning.

Then you add the beef to the shell, bake a little longer, then layer the rest of your taco ingredients on top (lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream – and in my case – guacamole). It’s pretty much easy as… yes… pie!

Whipping it all together was super simple, so the recipe gets points for being easy to make. For me, the big downfall was the potato “crust.” It turned out to be a little heavy and it just didn’t seem to vibe with the taco flavor. I felt a little overfull after eating one “slice.” A great idea, I have to say… but probably not a dish I’ll put on repeat. I hate giving recipes low scores, but I give this one 2 1/2 out of 5 Pinterest Points.


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