I don't know about you, but our lives are crazy busy this time of year. Our big evening time commitment has been baseball practice and games. And with all four boys home from school and bouncing off the walls, it's a little harder to do anything too complicated. Plus I don't like to spend a long time in the kitchen when it warms up outside.
We love Mexican style food so I usually have everything on hand to make quick and easy dishes like this taco pie. Some more of our favorites...Kid Friendly Oven Baked Tacos, Easy Weeknight Chicken Fajitas, Easy Enchilladas.
I should also mention that I don't use any taco or any other prepackaged seasoning mixes. I generally avoid those kinds of processed foods, plus I think real food seasoned simply just tastes better. This recipe is so simple. Just 6 ingredients plus salt and pepper to taste and all of your favorite sides and condiments. We love guacamole and make it all the time. This will be so good with fresh tomatoes and salsa this time of year.
1 1/2 lb. ground venison or lean ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies (like Rotel, I use mild store brand)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. ground cumin
8-12 oz. shredded cheese (depending on how cheesy you like it)
Fresh ground salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Brown meat with onion, garlic and cumin. Add tomatoes and half the cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Use a large oven proof skillet or transfer to an oven safe dish.
3. Add remaining cheese on top.
4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Serve with your favorites:
Hard or soft taco shells
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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