Taco Pie - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Taco Pie

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Servings:Makes 6Serving Size:1/6th of the pieRecipe Cost:$10.20Cost per Serving:$1.70


  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey or ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 can (15 ounces) unsalted tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (8 inch) whole-wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • Optional: serve with taco toppings such as salsa, cilantro, jalapeno, onion, low-fat sour cream


  1. Wash hands with warm water and soap, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Wash fresh produce under cool running water, using a vegetable brush to scrub veggies with a firm surface. Dry and cut to prepare for this recipe.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Over medium-high heat, add onion to a large skillet. Sauté 1-2 minutes until slightly softened.
  5. Lower the heat to medium. Add ground turkey to the skillet, allow it to fully cook and reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F using a food thermometer, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  6. To the skillet, add taco seasoning tomato sauce, and black beans. Stir to combine and allow to simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes until heated through. Remove from heat.
  7. Using a 9-inch round glass baking dish, add one-third of the meat mixture. Place one tortilla on top of mixture. Next, add the same amount of meat mixture. Place the second tortilla on top of mixture. Finally, add the remaining meat mixture on top of tortilla.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with cheese and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  9. For best results, allow it to cool 5 minutes before serving. Slice and serve alone or with your favorite taco toppings.
  10. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Source: Kristi Shive, Warren County Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition facts per serving: 300 calories; 5g total fat; 2g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 45mg cholesterol; 600mg sodium; 34g total carbohydrate; 7g dietary fiber; 6g total sugars; 0g added sugars; 28g protein; 0% Daily Value of vitamin D; 6% Daily Value of calcium; 10% Daily Value of iron; 10% Daily Value of potassium