Wednesday, July 29, 2009


This was entered in the first contest KRAFT had in the New Mexico State Fair. My recipe was picked from hundreds of recipes entered that year. I was one of nine delicious recipes that won. There were three categories Busy Day Recipes, Everyday Family Dinners and Casual Entertaining. I entered this recipe in the Everyday Family Dinners category. This was a great experience for me. My family will never forget all the trial recipes they had to try before I came up with this winning recipe, we had a lots of fun filled memories that will last a life time. I had named it KRAFTY TACO PIE, but Kraft changed the name to just TACO PIE. I put a lot of heart n soul in this recipe and added lots of love for my family. Now you can do the same!


Heat oven to 475 F

In a medium size bowl mix

1 cup flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1.2 teaspoon salt

Cut in with a pastry blender or a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

1/4 cup ( 1 ounce ) shredded Longhorn Style Colby/Monterrey Jack cheese
1/3 cup shortening

Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, while mixing lightly until dough forms a ball.

3 to 4 tablespoons water

Press crust into 10-inch pie plate. Prick bottom and side thoroughly with fork about 50 times to prevent shrinkage. Bake 10 minutes or until light golden brown; remove from oven the cool.


Reduce oven temperature to 400 F. Mix together and spread onto bottom of cooled crust.

1 can ( 16 ounces ) refried beans
1/2 cup salsa

On top of bean mixture, arrange around edge of pie plate.

2 small tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onions.

Mash together and mix well. Then spoon mixture in the center if the bean mixture.

2 avocados, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Then sprinkle over top.

1/2 cup ( 2 ounces ) shredded Longhorn Style Colby/Monterrey Jack Cheese
1 can ( 2-1/4 ounces ) sliced ripe olives

Bake 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.

Make 8 servings

Helpful hints; You can use any kind of shredded cheese.
Use your family's favorite salsa
Prep time 30 minutes
Total cooking time about 25 minutes


  1. You have some yummy sounding recipes here! I came by to thank you for visiting my REDnesday post! I am glad you came by!

  2. This is exactly the kind of thing my two guys like. I think it will be a hit! Thanks. :)

  3. I've got to try your winning TACO pie. It sounds wonderful!!!! Blessings..

  4. This sounds positively delish! I love that there is no meat, so it's definitely going to be made here at The Hut. My daughter's friend has the best avocados growing in his yard and I'm waiting for them to be ready, he shares so generously with me and I need more recipes with avocados, this will be perfect and I can make him one also!

  5. Wonderful sounding recipe. I am going to try this because we like Mexican food around our house.

    Thanks for the great recipes.