After a 90 minute extreme power yoga video, I finally mustered up my remaining strength to make dinner.
That is after I laughed at the video instructor for ohming way louder than necessary for the last 2 minutes of the video… in leggings way too tight for ANY man!!!
Dinner Tonight = Taco Pie.
In college, my aunt made this delish dish full of cheese and pure fattening yumminess. I quickly learned how to replicate, and it became a most often requested dish for special occasions (Read–
super FANCY ZTA date parties 😉 )
For the Larry version you need:
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 1 package of Mexican or Taco Rice (to be a bit on the healthier side use brown rice)
- about 4 whole wheat tortillas
- taco cheese
- salsa for spreading
- sour cream
Cook rice according to package. Meanwhile, brown the ground turkey in a pan. Add the taco seasoning and 2/3 cup of water. Simmer on low heat until the water is reduced. Once the rice is done combine and mix it with the ground turkey.
Spread a thin layer of salsa on the bottom of a square baking dish. Top with a tortilla, then meat mixture, and cheese. Repeat until you are all out of meat!
Bake in the oven until the cheese has melted.
Top with sour cream and enjoy! 🙂
Lately, I’ve had to pass up on the dish delicioso, because I wasn’t quite sure how to make it without meat. Until now…
Remember when I made these babies???
Well, I decided to apply the same principal to the taco pie.
I baked 2 sweet potatoes in the oven at 425 for about 45 minutes. The potatoes fell right out of their skin. I then mixed the SPs with 2 cups of cooked black beans (I forgot to drain and rinse them, so the potato didn’t turn out so orange and pretty this time). I also combined some leftover chopped red peppers and a few handfuls of spinach. I then followed the above meat version layering method, but with the sweet potato mixture as the “meat,” and baked it along side Larry’s. How sweet… 😉
I’m on a major mango kick, so I used Private Selection Mango Peach salsa.
Almost as good as the original, but I highly recommend not forgetting to rinse and drain the beans before making.
Next taco pie experiment = black beans and rice taco pie :)
Enjoy your evening!!!!