Thursday, October 9, 2008

Another Pot Pie .... With a Twist!

***First off, let me say that I was BLOWN AWAY (not literally), by your gun comments yesterday! I loved it! Who knew so many of us were sharp shooters! :)***

This could very well be the tastiest thing to ever grace your lips. Remember the chicken pot pie I posted here several weeks ago? Well, it's nothing like it.

I got the recipe from a friend at work who got the recipe from Emeril Lagasse. She tried to get me to make it for months, and I was a little hesitant. I didn't think it could possibly be as good as she made it out to be.

That's where I was wrong.

Proudly presenting...


First you brown some ground beef with lots of fabulous seasonings, corn, onions and preferably to husby and my taste - LOTS of green and red peppers.

It creates a beautiful and tasty filling for your Southwestern Taco Pie. Yum.

Then you take your pie crust, lay it in a pie dish and throw some cheese in the bottom.

Then you alternate: cheese, meat filling, cheese, meat filling, cheese.

Aren't the colors fantastic?

Now it's time to get out your 2nd pie crust (buy them in the package of 2's, and it will work out perfect), and cover it completely, cutting slits to let it breathe.

Bake at 400 for 30 minutes - covering the edges of your crust after the first 15.

Cut. Serve. Scarf.

Here is the full recipe with all of the instructions! :)

1 pound lean ground beef
1 (1.25-ounce) package Taco Seasoning Mix
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
1 (1-pound) package frozen green, red and yellow peppers and onions*
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (11-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup salsa
1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on package
8 ounces (2 cups) shredded cheese recommended: Colby/Monterey blend or Mexican blend

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Brown ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat for 8 to 10minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Add taco seasoning mix and water; mix until ground beef is well coated.

Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan over medium high heat until hot. Add peppers and onions; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and drain excess liquid. Add garlic and onion powders, salt, pepper, corn, and salsa, stir well and set aside.

Prepare pie crusts as directed on package for 2-crust pie using 9-inch glass or metal pie pan.

Combine salsa and corn mixture with ground beef; mix well. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese evenly in bottom of crust-lined pan. Spread 1/2 of beef mixture evenly in pan over cheese, pat down. Sprinkle 3/4 cup cheese in pan and spread evenly with remaining beef mixture, pat down, top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Top with second crust and flute; slit in several places.

Bake for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with strips of foil or a pie crust shield after 15 minutes of baking. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a drizzle of taco sauce. Also recommended: guacamole, salsa, and diced green chiles.

* If using fresh peppers and onions, use 1 1/2 cups chopped onions and 2 1/2 cups chopped peppers and increase prep time and stove top cooking time.



  1. I can't wait to try this. DElcious!

  2. Looks good and I am anti-pot pie LOL! Check out this site: She rocks and her food is to DIE for!

  3. reading your blog makes me gain 50 lbs.


  4. I hope you saved me some...I'll be there in a bit!;)

    I will definitely be making this one.

    God Bless,

  5. Oh my! That sounds delicious!!!!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. Yummo. That looks delish..
    I love red and green peppers..
    they make my mouth happy..
    And your right the colors are so pretty.. I like food that is pretty and taste good too

  7. are you sure you don't want to come to Dallas and test drive my new kitchen?

  8. YUM!!! is it bad that i want that for breakfast this morning? it looks so delicious! and super easy to make. thanks for sharing!

  9. I will be printing this and making it for hubs :) Thanks for sharing!

  10. i saved this in my google reader. it looks amazing and it's so PRETTY! :)

  11. This looks so good and looks like something my son wiill actually eat. Thank you so much, we'll be trying this out next week for dinner!!

  12. That sounds and looks fantastic! YUM!

  13. This dish looks amazing. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Girl, you never cease to amaze me, I just want to know how you do it all.

    The decorating, the cooking, the gun shooting, the traveling, the keeping your home imaculate and perfect, etc etc.

    And still keep a full time job as well! I gotta try that recipe, thanks!

  15. danigirljackson.blogspot.comOctober 9, 2008 at 9:08 AM

    thats looks really good

  16. I am TOTALLY trying this out tonight! :-) Thanks for the recipe.

  17. I just recently came across your blog, we seem to have a lot in common. I can't wait to be a housewife either!

    Oh my gosh that looks so good. I'm going to try that this weekend!

  18. This looks great! As long as I can use Pillsbury since I am a very poor crust maker...LOL!

  19. I love that! We are big taco eaters here-anyway to make one is a good one. We'll be trying that. (I hate chicken pot pie-my parents made us that on their date night! So I never eat them or fix them today!)

  20. MMM that looks really yummy. I still haven't gotten around to making your pot pie yet... Maybe next week will be Whitney's Recipe week in my house! I must make both of them soon!!!

  21. Sounds bizarre, but looks REALLY good!! Making me hungry....

  22. Mmmm that looks perfect for these cooler Autumn days. I think I can smell the goodness now. :)


  23. That.Looks.So.Good. Right before lunch time too..thanks for making my stomach growl!!

  24. Okay, you're talkin' my language now: Emeril! Hellooooo, he started out in my hometown before becoming "FAMOUS" and all! ;-) This sounds delish!

  25. That looks so good! Seriously, the top pie crust looks amazing!

  26. This dish looks sooo delicious, I can't wait to give it a try.

  27. Loves it! So fall-ey! And easy. I can't wait to be able to cook again :)

  28. Um. Ok. You're awsome. I'm so cooking this tomorrow night.

  29. I make something like this, and even my picky husband loves it!

  30. Looks so GOOD!!! I am always looking for quick and easy dinners. Will definitly be trying this one out.

  31. It looks heavenly! I love pot pies and I love spicy stuff so this is going to be amazing!

  32. That looks delish! I love taco stuff. :)

  33. That looks pretty darn tasty.

  34. oh, yum! I love mexican food:)

  35. one word.... YUM!

    *(trying it this weekend)*!

  36. Hi, I love your sight! It is adorable! I am a new blogger and stumbled upon it!

  37. You had me at the cheese on the bottom of the pie crust! I left you something on my blog!

  38. Oh wow, looks and sounds delicious.

  39. the recipe. I just made it for dinner tonight and my hubby loved it. Keep the recipes coming!

  40. That is awesome! I can't wait to try it for my family.

    I just found your blog and I love it! Can't wait to read more!

  41. Another great looking recipe. Thanx for sharing!!!!

  42. Just surfin' the blogs and found you. I wanted to say Hi and nice Blog!


  43. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try this one myself. And, your presentation is beautiful! My brother makes a similar one, but instead of pie crusts, you use canned crescent rolls and make it into a Taco Calzone. It is pretty darn good and easy too!

  44. Oh, my word! I made this tonight and it was amazing! My new fave dish for sure!


  45. This looks super yummy. I'll have to try it this week. Congratulations on the baby coming.

  46. A good addition to this recipe is a small can of chopped green chiles!! Really good..


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