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Deep Dish Taco Pie

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I was looking through the refrigerator and found a couple of packs of dinner rolls about to expire...what to do with them ? I used to make a deep dish hamburger pie using bisquick dough and figured why not take that idea and run, here's what I did
 
 
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Step 1: Gathering

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The list of ingrediants is short.
 2lbs of ground beef (sub in turkey or chicken if your prefer)
 steak sauce
 worchesshire sauce
 taco seaoning
 2 packages of dinner rolls
 can of tomato soup  (not pictured, I though to add it after I added the taco seasoning to the meat)
 chopped onion
 chopped pepper
 grated cheese (chedder in this case)

Step 2: Into the frying pan

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warm up your frying pan, add in the onions, peppers and ground meat, salt and pepper to taste, I like to add my steak and worcheshire sauces during the cooking, brown and drain your meat mixture and then add in the taco seasoning, can of tomato soup and any other seasoning you desire, stir and simmer for about 10minutes

Step 3: The crust

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using a paper towel or napkin smear a layer of grease on a medium baking dish, I used margarine, you could use butter, bacon drippings or even cooking spray. Open your packages of dinner rolls and press them into the dish overlapping as needed to cover the whole dish

Step 4: Fill and top

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take your warm meat mixture and pour over the rolls/crust filling the space to about a half inch from the top then cover the meat with a layer of shredded cheese, I like chedder but the variations are many and up to your tastes. Place in dish in a preheated 350f oven for 20-25 minutes or until the rolls are nicely browned
mbyers21 year ago
this is biscut dough not dinner rolls, these are two totally different things. Also this recipe need the amounts need for each item . it only say what is needed not how much.
l8nite (author)  mbyers21 year ago
biscuit dough is flour, water and lard, anything that comes from a pop open package is a dinner roll, at least in MY dictionary. I seldom give exact measurements, first because I don't cook with measurements and secondly because my "ibles" are guides NOT RECIPES. The skillet had 2 pounds of ground beef (stated), it looks like I used frozen peppers and onions so it was probably around half a package of each or 2 medium bell peppers and one medium onion, 2lbs of meat would mean 2 packages of taco seasoning according to the package, a couple tablespoons of steak and worchestershire sauces.. thank you for caring enough to comment
zomfibame1 year ago
looks yummmmmmie
l8nite (author)  zomfibame1 year ago
Thank you for leaving a comment on this "ible", this is a very tasty dish that I've made several ways since publishing this "ible", it's as good with ground turkey or chicken as beef and any number of pop can doughs work
TCGames1 year ago
That looks very nice! Great instructable :D!
l8nite (author)  TCGames1 year ago
Thank you TC, this is one I plan on repeating on purpose
suayres2 years ago
I think I'll have to try this for dinner tonight--though I have no fridgie rolls, so i guess I'll have to go back to your bisquik base. Still pretty simple. Thanks for it!
l8nite (author)  suayres2 years ago
Hi, please let us know how it turns out for you.Some of the simplest recipes seem to be the biggest hits with kids, combining things you know they like in unusual ways like macNcheese with taco meat, diced tomatos and onions or baked beans w/ the same additions served over cheese toast. Some experiments can be abject failures or get less than steller reviews. Thank you for commenting
bman20112 years ago
this is a nice one, going to try extra dough to thicken the crust a little more, favors were great. The family and I will be having it on the weekly menu
l8nite (author)  bman20112 years ago
Thanks for the comment! Like I said in another reply you can change the filling to change the dish, use chili seasoning and cornchip topping to make chili pie, chicken cream of X soup and veggies for open faced chicken pot pie, a couple cans of beef stew etc etc... I think if you use another package of rolls you wouldn't have to spread them so thin or possibly prebake the (shell) for 10minutes or so before adding the already cooked filling, that would allow the rolls to puff a little more AND address the soggy bottom. Im glad you and your family enjoyed it, please post any changes you make or feel free to make an "ible" of your own version !
bman2011 l8nite2 years ago
great nite,
I am going to try the pre-bake next time around, we had it again last night and still it was great. :)
A-Nuke19792 years ago
This dish is AWESOME! I modified mine a bit - used croissant dough ('cause I couldn't find roll dough), added corn, black beans, and roasted diced tomatoes along with the taco seasoning to make it a little more cassarole-y. Even my kids inhaled it!

Great idea, and very inspiring. Congrats on the "Feature", too!
l8nite (author)  A-Nuke19792 years ago
Thank you for trying my recipe and commenting on my "ible". I look at recipes as a guideline not an absolute, I change them depending on the pantry, the season or just on how I feel, your additions sound delicious and are in line with what I was thinking after I made it. Some dorito's or corn chips mixed in and on top would also add to its overall theme.

My 29yo sons comment after raiding the fridge for lunch, " Dad you should have used taco salad for the fillling" http://www.instructables.com/id/Taco-Salad-my-way/ , baking the taco salad would change it though, causing the cheese to melt, not a bad thing, just different.

Having 4 grown children, I know how difficult it is to find a meal that ALL the kids will like so I'm glad yours enjoyed it. Please keep us informed if you make further changes or feel free to make your own "ible" if you come up with a different filling.
Very Delicious!
l8nite (author)  kodysaysjump2 years ago
thank you for trying my recipe and commenting on my "ible" sorry I missed your comment when it was 1st posted
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Wow! Deep dish taco pie - easy and looks delicious
l8nite (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
thank you schooch..delicious AND FILLING !
That was another thing my family said. And yes it is! :)
TheGeek19843 years ago
Easy? Yes. Delicious? Yes. My family just got done eating this and even my picky 5-year-old nephew liked it. Very well done!
l8nite (author)  TheGeek19843 years ago
AWESOME !!! Thank you for letting me know !
jrossetti3 years ago
The cast iron skillet was what pushed me over the edge. I simply must make this now. BRB, running to the store for ingredients. :) (I look for any excuse I can find to use my cast iron skillet...)
l8nite (author)  jrossetti3 years ago
lol... cast iron can be used for ANYTHING ! and if you store them in the oven they help regulate heat (just store them upside down.)
nom nom nom: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5619591/IMG_1172.jpg

used ground turkey, 1lb (since I had a smaller dish), and cheddar.  wife likes it!
l8nite (author)  jrossetti3 years ago
Great to hear it ! This is one of those dishes that you take the basic idea, change up the filling and spices and your a kitchen jeanyus. ground beef, cream of mushroom soup and make stroganoff pie, shredded roast chicken, frozen veggies and cream of chicken soup.. open faced chicken pot pie. Experiment...ENJOY... and thank you for the great pic !
piperjon3 years ago
Oh my...oh my my my... Can things get any better?? You, l8nite, are a true purveyour of the finer things. AWESOME goodness! - Pj
l8nite (author)  piperjon3 years ago
and inexpensive to ! thank you for the comment
l8nite (author) 3 years ago
wooo hooooo a FEATURE ! ! !
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