Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Domestic Little Me!

Cody surprised me today and took me to Rosa's for a Taco Tuesday lunch as a continued birthday celebration. It was a fun surprise...until I remembered that I planned on making tacos for dinner!

I began racking my brain for other options for dinner, but things were looking pretty grime considering I chose to go play with my friends this weekend instead of grocery shopping!

I knew I bought some ground turkey last week that needed to cooked asap, so dinner had to include meat. After looking at a few recipes, I thought meatloaf would be perfect. That was, until I realized I needed one egg, which we didn't have. So it was bake to the drawing board of our very sparse pantry!

I ended up pulling out a few items to try together, though I didn't have much faith in what I was creating! Much to my delight, it turned out great and I will be making it again!

Here's the recipe!

Mexican Pie

1 lb ground turkey
1 can Rotel
1 can refried beans
1 can tomato paste

For base:
1 1/2 C Bisquick
1/2 C skim milk
Combine these two items together and knead about 10 times. Spread dough in the bottom of a 9 in pie pan and bake about 8 mins at 450.

Brown 1 lb ground turkey. Season liberally with salt, pepper, garlic powder and a hot spice of your choice. I used Mrs. Dash's Fiesta blend, but I'm sure cumin or chili powder would work. Once cooked, drain grease and add a can of Rotel and 8 oz can of tomato paste. Mix all together and let heat for a few minutes.

Once the biscuit base is out of the oven, spread 3/4 of the refried beans over it. Place the turkey mixture on top of this and then cover with as much cheese as you desire. Put in the oven for about 6 mins at 350 to melt the cheese. Serve with chips and salsa. Enjoy!


  1. Sounds yummy! I'll give it a try. Thanks

  2. This does sound yummy! We like to mix it up and make tacos with pita bread and ground turkey. So, they're tacos, but they're not. Do the ground beef just like taco meat, add lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream, whatever. Fold it up in a whole wheat pita pocket, and enjoy! (We don't use the pocket part...we just fold up the pita, kind of like a tortilla. We tried it the other way, and stuff would leak, and they would always break.)


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