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Taco Tuesday has officially been upgraded with this Easy Bean Taco Pie recipe!!
Drizzling a swirl of creativity onto your basic taco recipe, this Bean Taco Pie is the perfect take on flavorful get-in-my-belly, fill-me-up kind of food.
Introducing layers upon layers of ground meat, cheese, taco seasoning, tortillas, and beans; this recipe will serve as the right Mexican shock to your taste buds!
And let me be the first to tell you that you won’t only be saving this recipe, or sharing it with everyone, but I think you just found a Taco Tuesday regular companion!
Bean Taco Pie
Want in on a little secret? I was never really into Mexican Food when I was younger. My friends would go for Taco Bell run,. and I will be skeptically gazing at all the menu items from afar.
But things changed, or let’s just say… my palette changed? lol. Meeting my husband gave me a push to dive deep into exploring various food. His passion for exploring cuisines rubbed off on me, and well… Here we are!
My eyes finally opened, and my taste buds we blissfully punched into a spicy love story with Mexican food! So okay, maybe it is not fair to our waistline, but it sure is soul satisfying.
This easy Bean Taco Pie recipe is quite easy to prepare, and is guaranteed to become a family favorite. Simply layer it, bake it, then top it with your favorite additions. Enjoy warm seasoned bites, layered tortillas, and other exhilarating flavors in a Taco Pie special take.
Let’s Get You Hooked on This Easy Bean Taco Pie Recipe!
At this point, I am sure you don’t need any encouragement to dig your claws in a piece of this Bean Taco Pie. The explosion of flavors it presents is reason enough to make it a constant attendee at your dinner table, especially during Taco Tuesdays.
But, if you still need a push, I will be happy to present you with all the reasons that make this recipe an attention-worthy dish.
Let’s start off with the fact that this dish is kid-friendly and enjoyed by all family members. It is filling and a satisfactory new dish to add to your Taco Tuesday menu.
Also, this recipe is quick, easy, and simple to put together. Despite the fact that it might come off as a hassle, it is actually super easy and fun to make. It won’t take much of your time, but trust me the end result is drool-worthy!
Finally, and the most important reason, is the fact that it is incredibly delicious! Prioritize your taste buds’ pleasure, and allow them the satisfaction of enjoying this flavorful dish! That is all that matters!
Fun Taco Facts!
Although surprise encounters are fun, I wouldn’t want you to go on this Bean Taco Pie blind date unprepared! So let’s make you a taco expert with these fun taco facts.
Tortillas are made from corn that’s been ground into flour, formed into dough, and then flattened out into thin rounds that are fried
Tacos date back to the late 19th century. They were introduced to the U.S in the early 1900s when Mexican migrants began working and living here.
Although tacos aren’t considered a lunch item in Mexico, but rather a breakfast or dinner option, their fame skyrocketed when the fast-food chain, Taco Bell, opened for business.
Layer, Bake, and Enjoy!
Let’s “Taco” About Mexican Food!
Mexican food is known worldwide to be tasty, spicy, and very easy to prepare. They are bound to satisfy all tastes because of the huge variety they offer. The recipes are easily versatile and can be enjoyed however your hungry self sees fit.
To be honest, it wouldn’t be a Mexican themed dinner without tacos. But nothing states that we can’t drizzle a bit of our creativity into traditional tacos recipes! My Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos, Taco Mac and Cheese, and this Bean Taco Pie recipe are a perfect example of a free-spirited taco!
Next, comes my Beef Steak Fajita Bowl! This is an “all-in-one” recipe that serves your taste buds an explosion of vegetables, protein, and spices! Trust me, it is a breeze to make, and worthy of a place at your dinner table.
Finally, here’s a new addition to your Taco Tuesdays or Tex Mex nights! My Chicken Zucchini Skillet is made with fresh ingredients, colorful veggies, and is quite easy to whip up during busy nights! Give it a go!
Oh! and if you are a TikTok fan, then you will probably want to try the viral famous folded Tortilla trend! It is worth all the hype it is getting!
Tips for a Perfect Bean Taco Pie
Here’s the part where I provide you with the guidance you didn’t know you needed. Take into consideration these tips for a perfect Bean Taco Pie!
Tip 1: If you want an extra kick, then serve your Bean Taco Pie with some toppings like Taco sauce, tortilla chips, sour cream, black olives, or shredded lettuce.
Tip 2: Make sure you prepare (chopping, dicing…) your ingredients beforehand. Preparing everything ahead of time will lower the stress level when it is finally time to cook this delicious dish.
Tip 3: If you are not a fan of meat, try substituting it with chicken or ground turkey. It is easily adaptable to your preferences.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Sure you can. Place your leftovers in an airtight container, then pop it in the fridge. It should last you a couple of days.
As I said, this recipe is incredibly adaptable. Although Beans are an important ingredient in the recipe, you can skip them and add extra corn instead.
Absolutely! Prepare the filling ahead of time then pop it in the fridge. But you may have to bake it a bit longer since you are dealing with cold ingredients.
The Ingredients You Need
- ground meat
- olive oil
- taco seasoning
- refried beans
- chunky salsa
- flour tortillas
Follow These Easy Steps
First, in a large skillet, brown the ground meat and onion, then add the 2 packets taco seasoning. Add corn, pace sauce, the refried beans and mix over medium heat for 2 minutes.
Next, in a 9×13 baking dish begin layering. For the first layer, add 1½ cups of taco bean mix, then layer 2 large burritos (they will over lap). Then, top with another layer of 2 burritos and 1½ cups of taco bean meat mix. Sprinkle some cheese, cover it with 2 burritos, and top with the remaining meat.
Then, bake for 25 minutes. Take it out and cover with a generous amount of cheese, then bake for another 5 minutes.
Finally, enjoy with your favorite toppings like sour cream, shredded lettuce, banana peppers, or black olives.
Bake, Enjoy, Share!
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Easy Bean Taco Pie
- In a large skillet, brown the ground meat and onion, then add the 2 packets of taco seasoning. Add corn, pace sauce, the refried beans, and mix over medium heat for 2 minutes.
- In a 9×13 baking dish begin layering. For the first layer, add 1½ cups of the taco bean mix, then layer 2 large burritos (they will over lap). Top with another layer of 2 burritos, then 1½ cups of your taco bean meat mix. Sprinkle some cheese, covering with 2 burritos, then top with the remaining meat.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Take it out, cover with a generous amount of cheese, then bake for another 5 minutes.
- Enjoy with your favorite toppings like sour cream, shredded lettuce, banana peppers, or black olives.