Taco Pie: A Weeknight Dinner for the Whole Family

The story of the taco pie comes from one of our Babble staffers. As a child he and his brothers would jokingly ask their mother for taco pie … until one day their mom set on the table a taco pie! Their silly joke became a reality, and they were shocked.

What’s a taco pie, you ask? It’s delicious layers of everything you could want in a taco, but in a pie shell. Intrigued? We thought you might be.

Taco Pie

Makes: 8-12 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Onions, chopped
  • Taco seasoning, to taste
  • 1 frozen pie shell
  • 1/2 can refried beans
  • Crushed corn chips (like Fritos)
  • Sour cream
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, plus more for topping
  • Lettuce, shredded
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Salsa
  • Black olives


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Pan fry the ground beef until golden brown. Add onions and simmer for another 5 minutes. Tip: Drain the fat before adding taco seasoning.
  3. Add taco seasoning until mixed well.
  4. In the frozen pie shell, add refried beans, crushed corn chips, then add meat mixture.
  5. Spread sour cream and cheddar cheese on top.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Once the crust is golden brown, remove the pie and let cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Add shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, black olives, and more cheddar cheese. Bake for 3 more minutes.
Image Source: Mercedes Santana
Image Source: Mercedes Santana
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