How to make a ridiculous Taco Pie

by 4 years ago
Colin Joliat

Colin Joliat


 

Taco Bell is going national with thier breakfast menu, but they aren’t the only ones that can get creative with “Mexican” food. A staple at the always-open Guyism Grill is the Taco Pie, with layers of everything a growing boy needs for 5th Meal.

After a week of nothing but desserts at the Guyism Grill, it was time to finally feed you a meal again. And what could be better than tacos? I didn’t want to just change up the Jagermeister Taco recipe though. I went a completely different direction… up.

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Colin Joliat

Colin Joliat


 

It turns out that Pillsbury is good for more than just Bacon Cinnamon Rolls and Cheesy Bacon Bombs. In fact, you don’t need to include bacon at all! Of course you can if you have some lying around. Unlike Fight Club, Taco Pie has no rules.

At the last second I decided to throw in enchilada sauce. Chef Rick Bayless has a huge presence in Chicago though so it was front and center when I was shopping. I’m a sucker for a thick red sauce on my mysterious Amexican creations, but feel free to skip it. Like I said, no rules.

Colin Joliat

Colin Joliat


 

Well if that isn’t the best partially constructed pie I’ve ever seen. The nice layer of Doritos between the crescent roll crust and taco-seasoned meat really brings out its eyes. Just be sure you’re not putting it in the oven like this. That would make for a terrible dinner. Only one person would be happy, but at least it would probably be you.

Colin Joliat

Colin Joliat


 

Now it’s starting to look like an actual meal. In fact, it sort of looks like a Taco Bell Mexican Pizza. It’s obviously nothing like a Mexican Pizza because people will actually want to eat this, but visually they’re similar at the moment.

Don’t be shy adding additional toppings to your super pie, just be sure it’s something you want to be cooked. Sour Cream is questionable but works quite well. The magical fruit is an obvious possibility, but I’d probably put them under the meat where they belong.

Colin Joliat

Colin Joliat


 

Who needs a fancy lattice pie crust when you’ve got a blanket of spicy Doritos and a mountain of cheese? If actual pies had those I might actually start eating them. As it stands now, though, I’ll still to making amazing Taco Pie. Oh, and Walking Tacos. I’m still making those because my inner child demands it.

I first spotted a recipe for this on Facebook and adapted it from Tess Knows Best. Hers looks much more atttactive than mine, but I’m not going for a blue ribbon over here. I’m trying to feed a nation of hungry 20-year-olds.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can crescent rolls
  • 1 cup crushed DOritos
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 package enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • chopped lettuce and tomato

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown ground beef until fully cooked.
  3. Drain grease and add taco seasoning, following the directions on the back of the package.
  4. Press crescent rolls into a pie plate forming a crust.
  5. Commit to making Cheesy Bacon Bombs next time you have crescent rolls.
  6. Spread 1/2 cup crushed Doritos in the bottom of the crust.
  7. Layer ground beef, sour cream, enchilada sauce, and cheese.
  8. Top with more crushed Doritos.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Chop tomatoes and lettuce.
  11. Remove Taco Pie from oven but don’t eat.
  12. Thank me for saving the roof of your mouth.
  13. After a few minutes to cool, cut into slices and place on 6 plates.
  14. Put all six in front of you on the coffee table and commence eating between CoD rounds.

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