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Messy Taco Recipe
We love tacos; we love the mess and everything that goes along with a great taco meal. For years when my kids were younger I always served tacos when we had company.
This may seem odd given the mess they made eating them. You could count on taco sauce dripping down someone’s arm, sour cream on the table cloth and grated cheese everywhere. The great thing was that the guests were also making a mess, so they didn’t actually notice the mess my kids were making. What they didn’t realize was that my kids always made a mess when they were eating.
When you get to the place in your life where you want tacos without the mess here is a great recipe for a Taco Pie. You can make it the day before and reheat it, or make several the freeze them to be eaten later.
It goes nice with a fresh, flavorful Salsa Verde. Make this at home just once and you will never want it from the bottle again. You can spoon some on top of the pie just before you serve it.
Ingredients for the Taco Pie:
1 pound lean hamburger meat
Taco seasoning packet
Frozen pie shells
1 cup Grated cheese – you choose the kind
Small package Doritos or other tortilla chips
1 small carton sour cream
1. Brown the hamburger, drain and stir in taco seasoning
2. Bake the pie shell- follow directions on package
3. Put a layer of ˝ the meat in bottom of your pie shell
4. Sprinkle with the grated cheeses of your choice
5. Spoon on Salsa Verde or store bought Salsa on top of cheese
6. Repeat layers and top with broken Doritos or tortilla chips
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until warmed throughout, slice and serve with some sour cream and some more Salsa Verde.
Ingredients for the Salsa:
1 bunch of fresh parsley
10 sprigs of cilantro
˝ small Jalapeńo pepper
2 cloves of garlic
1 small red onion
2 large Roma tomatoes
EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Small key lime
1. Chop the fresh parsley
2. Chop the fresh cilantro
3. Chop the jalapeno- leave the seeds in for the heat
4. Mince the garlic cloves
5. Dice the onion
6. Finely chop the tomatoes
7. Lightly toss it all together and drizzle extra virgin olive oil over all
8. Pour on 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
9. Add the juice of one small key lime and some freshly ground pepper and sea salt
10. Toss lightly again and put it the fridge.
You can make this salsa recipe the day before and let the flavors blend in together, or make it while you are browning the hamburger meat.
You will enjoy the ease of the meal and the quick clean-up as the kids won’t be quite so messy when they eat it.
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