Catherine Dowdy, from the UK Cooperative Extension Office in Daviess County, Kentucky, is sharing a delicious recipe for Taco Pie. While Kentucky isn't exactly synonymous with tacos, this recipe originates here in the Commonwealth.

Here's how to make it!


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
1) 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.
2) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
3) Over medium-high heat, add onion to a large skillet. Sauté 1-2 minutes until slightly softened.
4) 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. T
5) 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.
6) 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.
7) Bake for 20 minutes.
8) 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.
10) Slice and serve alone or with your favorite taco toppings. Optional: serve with taco toppings such as salsa, cilantro, jalapeno, onion, low-fat sour cream!
The cost of the recipe is just over $10. It makes six servings. The cost per serving is just $1.70!

What's Cookin'? is sponsored by Kight Kitchen Interiors.

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