Hello everyone, so I ran a fun little contest on my facebook page. I put up three pictures of recipes that I have made and asked people to vote on the one that they wanted to see as a recipe on my blog. Well you are looking at the winner of that little contest. However in the coming weeks the other contenders will show up as a recipe over here. I will tell you that I changed a few things in this recipe and they worked like a charm. The original recipe I found it here: http://food-management.com/meat/idaho-potato-shell-taco-pie. So lets get this started shall we?
1/4 cup of butter I used half of this
2/3 cup of milk
2 taco seasonings packs I used low sodium
2 1/2 cups of instant potatoes I used four cheese
1 pound of ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 tomato chopped
1 cup of shredded cheese
1/2 cup of sour cream
3 tablespoons of taco sauce
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of shredded lettuce
Before you begin, pre heat your oven to 350 degrees. Grab a casserole pan or you can use a pie pan for this too. I used a glass 8x8 casserole dish. In a small sauce pan combine the butter and milk bring to a boil, take off the heat and add in potatoes. Next Add in 1 packet of taco seasoning, mix until the seasoning is well mixed through the potatoes. Next spray non stick cooking spray on your casserole dish or pie pan. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle place them all in your casserole dish and push them down as if you were making a crust because that is what your doing. When your potatoes are all pushed down and looks more like a crust than potatoes, put them in the oven for about 15 minutes or until crisp. While the potatoes are crisping up in the oven, start browning your ground beef and onion together. Drain if you need to and add the remaining taco seasoning and water, when that is finished put aside. Next grab a small mixing bowl and add sour cream and taco sauce. Mix together with a fork and put aside. Now bring your potatoes out of the oven and start putting all the meat mixture down on the crust. Put your sour cream mixture over the top of the ground beef. Top it with shredded cheese and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Next Add shredded lettuce and diced tomato on the top. Let cool for about 5 minutes and serve. My family loved this! Our picky eater had 3 servings of this and its very hard for her to eat any tacos when we have taco night! I hope you all enjoy this as my family did. Live, laugh and love !