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Easy Taco Pie

March 15, 2018

By Kath Dedon

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Yesterday was Pi Day (3.14). Do you make a pie for Pi Day? I have often made a pie to celebrate the day. Yesterday, though, I didn’t feel like making a dessert pie. So I made Easy Taco Pie for dinner!

I’ve made this Easy Taco Pie twice now, and we love it! The recipe is in Carolyn Ketchum’s excellent cookbook, The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen. It’s a recipe that she also published on her blog, alldayidreamaboutfood.com, in 2014. It’s so good; it definitely deserves all of the coverage. It’s a great example of the easy family-friendly recipes that Carolyn shares on her blog and in her first book. (If you’re in the market for a new low-carb cookbook, don’t hesitate to buy The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen. Most of the recipes are brand-new and have not been published on her blog.)

I almost pulled out my 6-inch pie plate to make half of the recipe, but I’m glad I didn’t. The leftovers reheat beautifully.

Easy Taco Pie turned out to be a great way to celebrate Pi Day!

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I topped mine with a bit of sour cream and chopped tomatoes and avocado.

Easy Taco Pie with Sour Cream, tomato, and avocado

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Easy Taco Pie

(Adapted from Carolyn Ketchum’s recipe on her blog, alldayidreamaboutfood.com, and in The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen)

(print the recipe)

Serves 6 – 8

 

1 tablespoon butter or oil to grease the pie plate

1 pound ground beef

3 tablespoons taco seasoning

6 large eggs

1 cup heavy cream

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground pepper

1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese(I used Tillamook Sharp Cheddar.)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and butter or oil a pie plate. (I used my larger Pyrex 9½-inch pie plate.)
  2. Cook the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until it is done.

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Ground beef

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3. Stir in the taco seasoning and cook a minute or two.

4. Put the beef in the prepared pie plate.

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Beef in pie plate.jpg

5..Whisk the eggs.

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Whisked eggs

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6. Add the cream, garlic, salt, and pepper to the eggs and whisk again.

7. Pour the egg/cream mixture over the ground beef.

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Eggs and cream added

8. Spread the cheese over the top.

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Sharp cheddar added

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9. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the center is set.

10. Let the pie sit for 5 minutes before cutting it into servings.

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Easy Taco Pie

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11. Serve, garnished with your favorite taco toppings.

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Easy Taco Pie with Sour Cream, tomato, and avocado - Copy

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 16, 2018 6:36 am

    Crust-less taco pie, brilliant. I’m with you, that pie is screaming for sour cream and chopped tomatoes and avocado on top. I might even toss on some Texas Pete’s hot sauce (if I had some).

    • March 16, 2018 6:50 am

      I’ve not heard of Texas Pete’s hot sauce. Bob used Tabasco on his taco pie. I was happy with just the sour cream, tomatoes, and avocado.

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