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Favorite Recipes: Taco Pie Cassarole--Easy, Fast, Delicious

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Name: Nan H. (nanirish)
Total Recipes: 2



Taco Pie Cassarole--Easy, Fast, Delicious

Dish: Fun & Easy
Dish Type: Beef
Cooking Method: Skillet
Diet: Diabetic
Difficulty: 1 / 10
Servings: 9
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 1/2 pound - ground beef or chuck
  • one packet - Taco Seasoning mix
  • one small bag - corn chips (like Fritos) or tortilla chips
  • one jar - pasta chees sauce (like Ragu)
  • to taste - hot sauce

This is so simple I am always embarrased to carry it to church suppers and other covered dish parties.  But I rarely return home with any left.


Brown meat in skillet with Taco Season mix and hot sauce (like picante).


While it is browning, crush corn chips into little pieces and put 3/4s of them in one of those square oven proof disposable lidded pans (like Glad) like a pie shell on bottom.


Spread warm meat in pan.  Spread jar of cheese sauce over meat.  Put remainder of crushed chips over cheese.  Cover with lid.

Take with you!. 

Thoughts:  If I make it early, I leave at room temperature and just before I leave I zap it a couple of minutes in the microwave.  It there is a microwave where I am going I zap it there just before serving.


GARNISH:  A couple of dollops of sour cream looks nice on top, and I have been known to add guacamole around edges but only at time of serving.




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Lynn P.
11/26/2008 8:37 PM ET
Awesome! Thought about a quick meal for tonight with no turkey sinec I am sure we will have turkey soup,turkey stew,turkey etc for a few days
Kate F. (kateford)
6/22/2008 3:05 PM ET
So you're not baking this after you put the cheese sauce on it? Basically the sauce is room temp and microwaved just to warm it up?
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