I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Taco Pie

This takes a little bit if you choose to make your own crescent rolls like it do.   If you want to shorten the time up, use store bought crescent rolls.   I personally think making the crescent rolls is worth the effort, it makes the recipe so much tastier.


TACO PIE
(serves 8)

Ingredients:
*1/4 cup warm water
*1/8 cup white sugar
*1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
*1/4 cup warm milk
*1/2 egg, room temperature
*2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons butter, softened
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1 3/4 + 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
*1/8 cup butter, softened
*1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
*1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
*1/2 cup water
*1 cup sour cream
*3 cups mexican style blend shredded cheese
*1-2 cups tortilla chips, crushed


Directions:
~Place water, sugar & yeast in the pan of the bread machine.
~Let yeast proof for about 10 minutes (or until foamy)
~Add milk, egg, 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons butter, salt & flour to pan.
~Select to dough cycle, press start.
~When cycle finishes, remove bread dough.
~Spray 9X13 inch oven proof pan with a cooking spray.
~Press dough into the bottom on the prepared pan.
~Spread 1/8 cup softened butter over entire surface of bread dough.
~Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
~Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
~Remove from oven.
~Reduce oven to 350 degrees.
~While crust is baking, brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat.
~Drain any grease.
~Add taco seasoning & water, stir.
~Once dough is done, add meat mixture over top of the crust.
~Spoon sour cream over meat.
~Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
~Sprinkle tortilla chips over cheese.
~Return to oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
~Serve as is or top with a little salsa and a dollop of sour cream, chopped green onions, and maybe some black olives .

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