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July 26, 2015

Super Duper Taco Pie

Tacos are a favorite for the whole family. Use ground beef, ground turkey or even cubed pre-cooked chicken. You can even make a kid's version and a parent's version.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

½ pound ground turkey or beef
1 package taco seasoning
1 jar salsa
2 large flour tortillas
1 cup Colby Jack cheese or cheddar, shredded
1 green onion, thinly sliced (optional)
2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
½ cup sour cream

Instructions :

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of a round baking dish (pie dish).

In a medium skillet cook ground meat, breaking it up until cooked completely. Add taco mix and cook according to directions.

Remove pan from heat and stir in one cup of the salsa.

Place one tortilla in prepared baking dish. Spoon turkey mixture evenly over tortillas. Sprinkle with ½ of cheese and green onions if desired. Top with other tortilla. Add remaining salsa, cheese, and green onions to top. Bake for 20 minutes, until cheese melts and meat is bubbly.

Remove and garnish top with lettuce and sour cream. Cut into wedges and serve.

Cooking Wiser:
Reserve a few of the onions and cheese as toppings and let the kids top their own taco. Getting them involved is a great way to inspire them to try new foods.

Add refried beans, sautéed onions, sweet bell peppers and jalapenos to one half of the taco for the parents or to both sides if the kids are adventurous. Or make two tacos!

To cut calories, use low fat sour cream

Important Fact: Children need a certain amount of fat in their diet. Fat is important for proper growth and development. Fat helps children absorb vitamins, is a source for energy and helps them maintain healthy skin and hair. Ask your pediatrician what they would recommend for your child.

Posted by terri at July 26, 2015 07:34 PM

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