Intro: Deep Dish Taco Pie
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
Step 1: Gathering
The list of ingrediants is short.
2lbs of ground beef (sub in turkey or chicken if your prefer)
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)
grated cheese (chedder in this case)
Step 2: Into the Frying Pan
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
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
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
Step 5: Ready Set EAT
Pretty simple step here, dish out a portion or portions and add a fork...enjoy. Next time I think I'd cover the dish with tinfoil for the first 5-10minutes because the bottom rolls were a little under cooked but it was very tasty all the same. My sister the culinary school grad suggested placing the dish on the lowest rack of the oven or even directly on the bottom of the oven to help cook the bottom. Makes sense...