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30.5.13

Skillet Taco Pie #Foodie Friday

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I am back from the Adirondack Mountains. It was a bit raw and wet up there, but I managed to read a really entertaining book called: 


The Golem and the Jinni 
 

very entertaining with just a little bit to think about... Got a weekend ahead of softball, and hopefully if the weather is good some pool time.

It is really feeling like summer here in New York and when summer comes I want to eat Mexican food. How about you? This Skillet Taco Pie has become a favorite in my family I hope your's will enjoy it too. 


Skillet Taco Pie
Skillet Taco Pie: Whole Pie in the Skillet

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Skillet Taco Pie

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com


preparation: 20 minutes                             serves: 6 - 8

Ingredients:

Cornbread Topping:

2 cups corn meal
1/2 teaspoon of salt
4 teaspoons of baking powder
1 egg
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 cup of whole milk 


Taco Filling:

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 large onion chopped small
3 cloves of garlic minced
3 pounds of ground beef
1 teaspoon of salt and some pepper
2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
1 cup of chunky salsa (Whatever spiciness level you like.) 
1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro chopped
1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Hot Mexican Chili Powder (I used McCormack's)
1 cup of shredded Mexican Mix Cheese or Sharp Cheddar


Directions: 

1) Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees with rack in center.

2) Whisk the dry ingredients for the cornbread topping together in large bowl: cornmeal, salt, and baking powder. 

3) In a small bowl whisk the egg, milk and vegetable oil together. Slowly add the wet to the dry mixture and whisk. You want the mixture to be pretty wet and easy to spread, so add a tablespoon more at a time of milk if it is too thick. Set aside.

4) In a large cast iron skillet heat olive oil on medium high heat. Saute the onions and garlic until they begin to wilt. 

5) Add the beef to the skillet and cover it with the Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper and Mexican Chili Powder. Cook until it is no longer pink. 

6) Mix salsa into the beef mixture and warm through. Take the skillet off of the heat.

7) Spread meat out evenly in the pan with a spatula and top with cheese.

8) Pour cornbread mixture on top of the cheese layer and spread it out with a spatula.

9) Put the skillet into the oven and bake until the cornbread topping is cooked through,  about 15 minutes. If it does not get golden brown turn the broiler on and brown it for 3 - 5 minutes. 

10) Let the pie cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Garnish it with sour cream and guacamole. Great with a side salad or some dark greens.

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43 comments:

  1. Yum, your Taco Pie looks really good. Thanks for the party!

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    1. Not my lowest calorie dish but it's sure is tasty. Thanks for coming by,

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  2. I am so making this on the weekend! I love Mexican food! Thank you for hosting, Diane!

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    1. Great to here Maria, its a good weekend dish.

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  3. That taco skillet pie looks really good Diane. I've never heard of that. Thanks for hosting!

    Anne xx

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    1. I hadn't either until this year when I started looking for non wheat alternatives because I have a mild allergy. The kids will love it I hope you get to try it out.

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  4. Wow, thanks so much for the feature! I know you get so many link ups each week, so I am honored to be chosen. Your taco skillet pie looks delicious :) Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

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    1. You are very welcome. Great flavors in your noodles and easy to make.

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  5. That book has been on my to-read list since it was published a couple months ago. Glad to hear it's as good as it sounded!

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    1. Sam I hope you get to it. I love stories set in old New York and the legend of golems and jinnis are really interesting.

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  6. That looks awesome! Thanks for the party ....

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    1. You are welcome thanks for stopping coming today.

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  7. Your taco pie takes me back to childhood. My mother made something very similar. Great memories.

    I've just returned from a blogger get-together at the lake where we celebrated with a luau. Thanks for hosting and have a good weekend.
    Sam

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    1. I wish I was at a warm retreat a luau sounds like great fun. I never heard of taco pies until this year, great to know they have been around awhile.

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  8. Yum! I have a similar recipe pinned, but haven't tried it yet. I love cornbread!

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    1. Go for it really good stuff. I hope you'll try mine. I made some other version and I put the feedback into this pie.

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  9. Ooo, I know my hubby would love a taco pie! Thanks for sharing and for hosting you party :)

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    1. You are so welcome... don't all our hubby's love hearty Mexican food.

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  10. Thanks so much for hosting another terrific link party Diane!
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Nancy

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    1. You are welcome always good to see your recipes.

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  11. My family would love your taco pie, Diane! Thanks so much for hosting!

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    1. You are welcome... yes, from my knowledge of your recipes I would guess this pie would be a good fit. I hope you get a chance to make it some.

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  12. Happy Friday Diane! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

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  13. Thank you so much for the feature! I just love the salad and hope you will give it a try! I love the recipe for the Skillet Taco Pie! I bet my family would eat it up in a minute!

    Thanks for hosting the party!

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    1. You are very welcome. Your salad is the kind that gets a thumbs up in my family. They don't like my weird ones..ha.

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  14. Skillet taco pie looks like a fantastic family-pleasing dish. (It would please mine)
    Thank you for the party, Diane!

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    1. You are very welcome Michelle, I would guess your family might want to spice it up a bit.

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  15. Love your taco pie!!!! Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting!

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    1. That's a big compliment coming from you... your recipes are so outstanding.

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  16. Diane,
    Your taco pie looks delicious. My husband would love it. Thanks for hosting the linky party.
    Annamaria

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    1. I'm hearing that a lot of spouse would like this... it is a guy pleasing kinda of meal.

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  17. Hi joining the link up once again. Thank you!

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    1. Always good to see you Eve thanks for coming by.

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  18. Hi Diane,
    Thanks a lot for hosting and sharing.I brought my Chicken Breast In A Barbecue Sauce. Its nice to be back here.Happy Sunday to all

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  19. Noway! I had no idea you could make those in a skillet!
    Looks great!
    hugs x
    Crystelle
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    1. Pretty cool right, it's a one pan meal. Make sure the cast iron skillet is well seasoned.

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  20. I love your recipe for skillet taco pie and I bet it will be a big hit in my house. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. You are very welcome thanks for coming by.

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  21. Diane, your taco pie looks heartwarming and delicious. Thanks so much for including your recipe at Rattlebridge's FF. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. You too... I'm still thinking about your lovely blue tablecloth and that wonderful blueberry tart.

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  22. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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