This post is sponsored by Old El Paso, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
You should know that I go through extreme food phases where I only want to eat the same food over and over. Sometimes these phases last for years and sometimes only a few months, but when they are done then I don’t want to ever see that food again! I went through a tuna phase my whole freshman year of high school, but it obviously ended because I am married 😉 .
Our favorite food as a couple is definitely Mexican food. My first semester of grad school, we were both so tired by the time we got home that I’m almost positive we had tacos at least three or four times a week. …as you can guess, I have a hard time eating them now and so we have been trying out different recipes. That is when we discovered this easy taco pie recipe!
- 1 can of refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- 1 1/2 lb of ground turkey
- 3/4 cups of thick and chunky salsa
- 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning from Old El Paso
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon of dried (or fresh) cilantro
- 1/2 can of Old El Paso green chilies
- 1 ripe avocado from Mexico
- 1/2 tablespoon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon of cilantro
- 1/2 cup of cold water
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of roughly chopped onion
- Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Take the crescent rolls out of the package and unroll them. Layer them on a 10 inch ungreased pie Pyrex. Use your fingers to press the crescent rolls together and around the top of the pie plate.
- Brown the ground turkey meat and then drain the excess fat. Add the salsa, green chilies, taco seasoning, and green chilies into the pan while mixing on low for five minutes.
- Put the mixed ground turkey meat into the pie dish. Add cheese to the top of the dish and cook until the crust is golden brown and cheese is melted on top.
- Put all of the ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
- My husband preferred the taco pie with sour cream. We chose spicy seasoning and green chilies, but this could be easily modified.
My general rule for cooking is that I don’t want to use a lot of ingredients unless we are cooking for other people. I went to Publix and bought some of these ingredients and grabbed some other food I already had in my cabinet to make the pie (the ground turkey was hanging out in the freezer still at this point). I used Old El Paso taco seasoning and Old El Paso green chilies to give the taco pie a little bit more of a kick!
I’m a huge fan of avocados so I made this yummy avocado sauce for the side. I’ve found that Publix has some of the freshest produce around here and we actually had to wait a few days for the avocados to ripen!
Separate the crescent rolls and roll them out into the ungreased dish. (On a non-related note, I pronounce it greeZed rhymes with eased and Devin pronounces this word like it rhymes with geese. It creates a whole lot of interesting conversations around here).
After browning your meat and mixing all of your ingredients, put them into your pie Pyrex. Prior to putting the dish in the oven, put your cheese on top!
Give me a heads up if you try either of the recipes and how you liked them! Do you have any funny food habits?