Taco Pie

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Kay D.

This has always been my favorite taco pie. I lost the recipe and naturally searched for it on zaar, but to my surprise, there were no taco pie recipes using a pie crust. I finally found the recipe, so here it is.

Top Review by SweetSueAl

Really great recipe, especially for a work night. I'll admit, I bought pre-made dough and just unrolled it (work night after all). Since the box came with two crusts, I made two pies. The recipe doubles easily. I was worried that the chips would lose their crunch, but not so. It got a thumbs up from my teenager too!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 deep dish pie shell
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning (homemade, or I use Penzeys)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 (8 ounce) jar salsa (your favorite)
  • 8 ounces shredded cheese (Cheddar, Mexican blend, whatever)
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips (approx.; flavor doesn't matter)
  • Toppings

  • lettuce (optional)
  • diced tomato (optional)
  • sliced black olives (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  • sliced jalapeno (optional)


  1. Bake the pie crust according to package directions.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Brown ground beef and drain.
  4. Add taco seasoning, following package directions.
  5. Mix the beans and the salsa in a bowl.
  6. Spread the bean mixture in the bottom of the baked pie crust.
  7. Add half the ground beef.
  8. Top with half the tortilla chips.
  9. Top with half the cheese.
  10. Repeat ingredient layering to make a second layer.
  11. Bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted to your liking.
  12. Cool for 10 minutes to allow pie to set.
  13. Slice and top with whatever optional toppings you would like.

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