Introduction: Our Taco Pi (pie)

We had decided to enter this contest and use it as a homeschool learning lesson.   Everyone knows pi= 3.14.....etc.   But we took a different look at it the fraction of 22/7.   So you'll find our crust has 7 ingredients, and our toppings (fillings) has 22...thus 22 (items of filling) over 7 (ingredients of crust.)   This was a great time with the kids---and its a delicious pi as well!

Step 1: Making the Crust - 7 Ingredients

1 c. water
1 Tbsp. yeast (dissolve in water)
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. butter (softened)
1 tsp. salt
4 c. flour
olive oil (to drizzle over dough as it rises)

Mix ingredients together and set aside to allow the dough a chance to rest and rise!   This amount of dough will make 3 pi pans.   

Step 2: 22 Ingredient Toppings

Here begins our list/method of using 22 ingredients for the toppings. (I will number the ingredients in the parenthesis) ie. (1), (2), (3)etc

(1) 1 pound ground beef or turkey-browned and drained
add to this (2) 1/2 Tablespoon Chili Powder, (3)1 teaspoon Cumin, (4)1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder, (5)1/8 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
(6)1/8 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, (7)1/4 Teaspoon Oregano, (8)1/4 Teaspoon Salt (9)1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
along with (10) 3/4 c. water.   Cook this until it thickens and most of the water is gone.   

The crust should be spread in pi pan.

Top the crust with (11) crushed tortilla chips--to cover the bottom of the crust.
Layer on meat mixture.
spread a thin layer of (12) sour cream.
Top with (13) 1/2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
and (14) 1/4 c. mozzarella finely shredded

Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes (or until crust is golden)

Step 3:

After the pi is finished baking, top with the following ingredients.

(15) Lettuce (16) Onion (17) Tomato (18) Jalapenos (19) Banana peppers (20) Olives (21) Taco Sauce (22) a dash of Season Salt.

We hope you enjoy our version of Taco Pi. 

Serious Eats Pi Day Pie Contest

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