Taco Pie Filling
2 lbs pound lean ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons homemade (see recipe below) or store-bought taco seasoning
1 garlic clove, minced
1 medium onion, diced
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
16 oz jar of salsa
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups cheddar cheese or a Mexican cheese blend for the topping
1 package of cornbread mix (ex. Jiffy)
Or For Low Carb/Gluten Free Cornbread Recipe
“Cornbread” Pie Crust
1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
2 cups almond flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
3 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon Amoretti Sweet Corn Extract
For The Filling:
In a deep skillet, heat the oil and cook the ground beef until brown.
Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno and continue to cook until the onion is tender.
Add the taco seasoning and salsa and cook for about 10 minutes or until the liquid is incorporated into the filling.
Taste and adjust seasonings per your liking and allow to cool a little.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally oil a 12-inch deep dish baking pan or cast iron skillet.
For the Cornbread:
Mix the package according to the directions. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and gently spread the batter evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
For the Low Carb/Gluten Free Mix:
Place the cheddar and cream cheese, eggs, almond flour, baking powder and extract in a food processor. Process until a thick batter forms.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and gently spread the batter evenly to the sides of the pan.
Top the batter with the taco meat and bake for 40 minutes. Add the cup of cheddar cheese and return to the oven for 5 minutes more..
Let the taco bake cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Serve with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, tomatoes, cilantro or black olives.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
In a small bowl or jar, mix all the spices together. Store in an airtight container.
Serve with a
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