Taco Crescent Pie!

 
  
Sometimes, you just need a recipe that is quick and easy and that the whole family will love!  I find that I need this sort of recipe more than ever during the holiday season, when my time is spent on so many extra things, like shopping, baking, candy making, decorating and so much more!  It makes me a little tired to even think about it all, even though it's my favorite time of the year!

 This "Taco Crescent Pie" is one of those recipes that uses a few convenience items to make something a little more special than just tacos, which I love also, for supper.  This is also very filling.   You can add a salad or some refried beans and rice and dinner is served!    I also like to serve this with taco toppings so each person can top their own as they wish or for those like my husband, who doesn't like all of that 'stuff', leave it plain!    Here is what you will need for this:
 
1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
1  lb. ground chuck (or ground beef)
1/4 cup onion, diced fine
1/2 cup taco sauce or salsa
1 envelope of taco seasoning mix
dash of hot sauce (optional)
1/2 cup water
2 cups crushed tortilla chips, divided
2 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese blend, divided
1 cup sour cream
 
 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
 
Spray a deep dish pie plate lightly with nonstick spray.  Unroll the crescent rolls and arrange them in the pie plate with the pointy end to the inside, forming a crust.   Press the seams together as you go and press them up the sides of the pie plate. 
 
In a skillet brown the ground chuck along with the diced onion until the beef is done.  Drain any excess grease.   Add the taco seasoning mix, salsa or taco sauce, and water. Add a dash of hot sauce if you like spicy.  Bring up to a bubble, then turn heat down to low to just simmer for about 5 minutes!
 
Sprinkle 1 cup of the crushed tortilla chips in the bottom of  the pie plate over the crescent rolls.
 
Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese.
 
Pour the taco seasoned beef over the cheese and spread the 1 cup sour cream over this. 
 
Sprinkle the top with the rest of the cheese and the other cup of crushed tortilla chips!  Place in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until brown and bubbly!  Remove from oven and allow to sit for about 5 minutes before slicing. 
 
Serve plain or...
 
with the taco toppings of your choice!
 


7 comments:

  1. This looks great! I'm going to try it! Yum!

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  2. Made this last week and it's super yummy! :)

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  3. use taco Doritos makes it amazing

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  4. I was struggling for something to make for my friend coming for lunch Monday. I need something better that sandwiches that doesn't banish me to the kitchen during the visit. I want to relax and enjoy my guest. I've pulled out cookbook after cookbook. Was close to just settling for the sandwiches. Then I sat down to check FB and remembered Sweet Tea & Cornbread. Once again I've been inspired. The first thing that popped up was this pie. Hats off. You're a star. Thank you. Monday lunch it is.

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    1. I am so glad you checked and saw this! I hope you all enjoy it! It's always a hit with anyone I serve it to! Thank you for your sweet comments!

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    2. Just to update on how it went with the pie today for lunch. My friend brought her 16 year old daughter along with her little pal. I served the pie with a small salad on the side with an ice cream scoop of refried beans on it. There was not a morsel left on any plate. And for dessert I had cheesecake covered in strawberries with melted chocolate drizzled over it. When they left the daughter asked if there was any pie left that she could take away with her. LOL I packed up the remaining pie for her. She loved it and I must say, it was absolutely delicious. Thanks again.

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  5. I use Fritos in this recipe, they hold up better in baking and add flavor

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