Deep Dish Taco Pie

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Deep Dish Taco Pie is stuffed full of ground beef, refried beans, cheese and crushed tortilla chips, all nestled in a pie crust.  Serve this easy taco pie at your next Taco Tuesday dinner.

I can’t get enough of tacos. I’ll take them any way that I can, and my family feels the same way. Whether it’s this easy crock pot taco soup, crunchy taco salad with homemade dressing or cheesy taco dip with a bag of chips, some type of taco-inspired dinner graces our table every single week. That’s why I marked this taco pie with pie crust in my old cookbook from the First Baptist Church in our hometown.

Deep Dish Taco Pie Recipe

The official name is taco pie, but I renamed it to Deep Dish Taco Pie because it is loaded with all kinds of taco ingredients. With that being said, a regular pie crust is not big enough to hold it all; be sure to get the deep dish variety.

I love recipes that you can customize to fit your – or your family’s – taste, and this recipe lends itself to that for sure. One way you can do this with this Mexican pie is by fixing the toppings that everyone enjoys – shredded lettuce, sour cream, diced tomatoes or even your favorite salsa – to top this dish once it’s out of the oven.

Like spicy food? Use a medium or hot taco sauce, add a couple of dashes of your favorite hot sauce or add some jalapeños or other peppers to the mix.

Taco Pie Ingredients:

Deep Dish Pie Crust

Ground Beef

Onion

Taco Seasoning Packet

Refried Beans

Taco Sauce

Tortilla Chips

Shredded Cheddar Cheese

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How to make taco pie with pie crust and refried beans:

For the full instructions and ingredient amounts for easy taco pie, scroll to the bottom of this post.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Let frozen pie crust thaw for 10 minutes; prick with a fork all over bottom and sides of pie crust. Bake for 10 minutes. Pull out of the oven and lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  3. Brown ground beef and onions; drain excess grease if needed.
  4. Add packaged taco seasoning and 3/4 cup water; simmer until thick.
  5. Combine refried beans and taco sauce.
  6. To the pre-cooked pie crust, layer 1/2 refried bean mixture, 1/2 ground beef mixture and 1 cup shredded cheese. Top with crushed tortilla chips.
  7. Layer the remaining beans, ground beef and cheese.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes of until the cheese is melted and the center of the taco pie is hot.
  9. Top with your favorite taco toppings such as shredded lettuce, tomatoes, olives, sour cream and taco sauce.

What to have with taco pie?

What should you serve along side this taco pie?  Here are 8 great side dishes to serve along with taco pie.

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Notes About Taco Pie with Pie Crust:

  • This deep dish taco pie uses a frozen pie crust. Use a homemade pie crust if you desire. Be sure to pre-cook the frozen pie crust according to the instructions in the recipe.
  • Be sure to get a deep dish pie shell; if you have the regular size, you’ll have to make two pies and put half the ingredients in each.
  • To make a lower fat version of taco pie with pie crust and refried beans, use ground turkey, low fat sour cream and fat-free refried beans.
  • Use crushed tortilla chips, nachos or Fritos.
  • Substitute Colby Jack or Monterrey Jack cheese for cheddar, if desired.
  • For a spicy taco pie, use hot taco sauce instead of mild.
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Deep Dish Taco Pie

Deep Dish Taco Pie is stuffed full of ground beef, refried beans, cheese and crushed tortilla chips, all nestled in a pie crust.  Serve this easy taco pie at your next Taco Tuesday dinner. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: deep dish taco pie, taco pie
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 685kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 deep dish pie crust, frozen
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 ounce packet taco seasoning
  • 16 ounces refried beans
  • 1/3 cup taco sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • Your Favorite Taco Toppings (lettuce, tomatoes, olives, sour cream)

Instructions

  • Thaw frozen pie crust for 10 minutes. Prick bottom and sides of crust with a fork. Pre-bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and reduce heat to 350 degrees F.
    Deep Dish Taco Pie is stuffed full of ground beef, refried beans, cheese and crushed tortilla chips, all nestled in a pie crust.  Serve this easy taco pie at your next Taco Tuesday dinner.
  • Brown ground beef and onions; drain excess grease if needed. Add taco packet and 3/4 cup water, simmer until thickened.
    Deep Dish Taco Pie is stuffed full of ground beef, refried beans, cheese and crushed tortilla chips, all nestled in a pie crust.  Serve this easy taco pie at your next Taco Tuesday dinner.
  • Mix refried beans and taco sauce.
    Deep Dish Taco Pie is stuffed full of ground beef, refried beans, cheese and crushed tortilla chips, all nestled in a pie crust.  Serve this easy taco pie at your next Taco Tuesday dinner.
  • Spread half the refried beans in the pre-baked pie crust. Top with half the ground beef, 1 cup cheese and all the crushed tortilla chips.
    Deep Dish Taco Pie is stuffed full of ground beef, refried beans, cheese and crushed tortilla chips, all nestled in a pie crust.  Serve this easy taco pie at your next Taco Tuesday dinner.
  • Repeat with the remaining beans, ground beef and cheese.
    Deep Dish Taco Pie is stuffed full of ground beef, refried beans, cheese and crushed tortilla chips, all nestled in a pie crust.  Serve this easy taco pie at your next Taco Tuesday dinner.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the pie is hot in the center.
    Deep Dish Taco Pie is stuffed full of ground beef, refried beans, cheese and crushed tortilla chips, all nestled in a pie crust.  Serve this easy taco pie at your next Taco Tuesday dinner.
  • Top with your favorite taco toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, taco sauce and olives.
    Deep Dish Taco Pie is stuffed full of ground beef, refried beans, cheese and crushed tortilla chips, all nestled in a pie crust.  Serve this easy taco pie at your next Taco Tuesday dinner.

Notes

  • Be sure to get a deep dish pie shell; if you've got the regular size, you'll have to make two pies and put half the ingredients in each. 
  • This deep dish taco pie uses a frozen pie crust. Use a homemade pie crust if you desire.  Be sure to pre-cook the frozen pie crust according to the instructions in the recipe.
  • To make a lower fat version of taco pie with pie crust and refried beans, use ground turkey, low fat sour cream and fat-free refried beans.
  • Use crushed tortilla chips, nachos or Fritos.
  • Substitute Colby Jack or Monterrey Jack cheese for cheddar, if desired.
  • For a spicy taco pie, use hot taco sauce instead of mild.
  • Love tacos? Try our favorite Cheesy Taco Dip and Velveeta Dip with Black Beans. 

Nutrition

Calories: 685kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1417mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 954IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 4mg

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