Monday, March 22, 2010

Munchie Monday: Taco Pie

Assuming you have some compressed air nearby to get the crumbs out of your keyboard its nice to enjoy a little snack while pwning some noobs or downing Loken for the 100th time. So hopefully every Monday I’ll be offering a recipe to try out. Since I suck at music and drawing cooking has always been my creative outlet. For my first Munchie Monday I present to you my most brilliant invention to date; behold, Taco Pie! The great thing about this recipe is that it is delicious and impossible to screw up.

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef
1 can plain tomato paste
1 medium onion
2 T Worchestershire sauce (optional)
1 can black beans (well drained)
1 can corn (well drained)
1 can diced tomatoes (well drained, I particularly like the Red Gold brand Chile Verde version but any brand will do)
Fresh cilantro
Shredded cheese (any kind you like)
3 Flour tortillas, the big ones
Sour cream (optional)

Dice onion and cook in skillet with ground beef, drain off fat and stir in the tomato paste, salt and pepper, and Worchestershire sauce if you like. Place a tortilla on the bottom of a either a deep dish pie dish or a round casserole dish, really anything round that is as close as possible to the size of your tortilla. Spoon half of the meat mixture on tortilla and then add half of your beans, tomatoes, and corn. Sprinkle with roughly chopped cilantro. I like a lot of cilantro, I think it has a great, bright flavor that really makes the dish, but use your own discretion. Sprinkle with cheese. Use your hands to press down your pie to pack everything together and ensure that it is even. Lay down another tortilla and repeat all of you previous layers. Put your last tortilla on top. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30 mins. I take the foil off the last five minutes and sprinkle a bit more cheese on top to make for a nicer presentation. LET STAND 10 MINUTES. If you are patient and let it stand you can cut it in pie slices and it will hold together very nicely. Top with a dollop of sour cream if you like.

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