Potato Shell Taco Pie Revisited. Some Computer’s Punk For Cinco de Mayo.

Potato Shell Taco Pie Revisited
Potato Shell Taco Pie, which is one of the Top 10 Tex-Mex Recipes on ISITK, is also one of my family’s favorites.

When I posted the recipe here, I noted that I had some difficulty getting the pie to look like a pie since the crust had crumbled. I promised to report back when I made the recipe again and got a better result with the crust appearance.

Well, I did make the recipe again for my daughter’s birthday, as she requested……waaaay back in October. I just forgot about it until I made up that Top 10 List.

And I did find a way to make the crust look better and hold up to slicing. The trick for me was to press it into a tart pan with a removable bottom. Worked like a charm.

Oh! The coincidences that go on in life. You know what me and my boys watched on the telly last night? Titanic!
Potato Shell Taco Pie Revisited
Potato Shell Taco Pie Revisited


¼ cup butter
⅔ cup milk
1 pkg taco seasoning mix (1¼oz)
2½ cups mashed potato flakes
1 lb ground beef
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup barbecue sauce
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded (4oz)
Sour cream and pickled jalapeño slices, optional


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter. Add milk and 2 Tbs of taco seasoning mix. Remove from heat and stir in potato flakes until incorporated. Press mixture over bottom, and a little way up the sides, of a 10″ tart pan with a removable bottom.

3. In a medium skillet, cook beef and onions until beef is browned and onions are tender. Drain off fat and stir in remaining taco mix and barbecue sauce. Cook, stirring, until bubbly, then pour into prepared potato crust.

4. Bake uncovered in oven for 30-35 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.
Potato Shell Taco Pie

5. Top pie with cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. Cut into slices and serve with sour cream and pickled jalapeño slices.

Serves 6

Recipe from FoodManagement.com
Potato Shell Taco Pie Revisited

Pour those margaritas and blast Cinco de Mayo. Do a punk dance.

Do you know that there are actually websites with info on How To Dance To Punk Rock? Here is an excerpt from ehow.

“Put on your favorite punk rock CD and raise one fist in the air.
Thrash your head from back to front and plant your feet.
This is your rock pose, come back to this at the beginning of each song and during rocking guitar solos.
Kick your legs out in front of you; punch the air when the music picks up speed.
Keep banging your head and feel free to yell obscenities or simple battle cries.”

Get kicking, punching and cursing. Throw in a pogo and some skanking, too.

Check out The Computers on the band’s Website, where you can learn upcoming UK tour dates and buy their music.


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