Monday, February 15, 2010

Impossible Enchilada Pie promised the Impossible Enchilada Pie.

i just love these Impossible Pies. not only are they easy, simple and portable (just fine at room temp if necessary), they can be low fat, low carb and high protein. these things make me happy. with my new found love of baking sweets, i find that being a little health conscious at meal time makes things balance out. try using ground turkey instead of beef, reduced fat cheese and or sour cream, serve it with a crisp salad and you're good to go. GO, as in, "GO ahead and have that peice of chocolate cake fresh out of the oven calling your name."

Ellen's Kitchen has a selection of recipes for sweet dessert or savory dinner pies... lots for you to choose from. i have already made the Cheeseburger Pie, this Enchilada Pie and i'm looking forward to the Pizza Pie. i've linked her site and i've copied this pie recipe below for your convenience.

Ellen's Kitchen-Impossible Pies

2 cups (1 lb.) cooked, drained ground beef (i used chorizo and ground turkey)

1 cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped, OPTIONAL

2 teaspoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

8 oz. taco sauce

2/3 cup finely crushed tortilla chips(go for FRITOS. i wish i had)

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz.)

1 1/4 cup milk

3 large eggs

3/4 cup baking mix(use Bisquick or Ellen's Baking Mix)

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease pie plate 10 x 1 1/2 inch. Cook and stir ground beef, onion and garlic until brown, drain. Stir in chili powder, oregano, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup taco sauce. Sprinkle tortilla chips evenly in plate. Top with 1 1/2 cups cheese, spread with beef mixture. Beat milk, large eggs and baking mix until smooth, 15 seconds in blender on high or 1 minute with hand beater. Pour into plate. Bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Spread remaining taco sauce over top, sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Serve with chopped tomato, shredded lettuce and sour cream if desired. 6-8 servings.

MY NOTES...this was another winner..i know i could have done better, but i had to hold back on extra heat and spices i would have normally put in. the family just can't take it. i say this because i found this pie needed a little extra flavor. i felt i had to dress it up too much with all the salsas, avocado, radish, cilantro, chopped this and that, blah, blah, blah...i know i could do better. so if you're interested in trying this...get some more seasoning in there. make it simple and just add some taco seasoning from a packet.

this is simple so keep it that way and you'll find yourself making these pies for those "no-brainer dinner" nights.


Cara said...

You know what is impossible to me? Getting such a perfect slice of this out of the pan and making it look so pretty! I am truly impressed.

Lisa said...

It's nice to see pictures of the finished product. This, and your cheeseburger pie, look delicious!

Jules and Ruby said...

thanks for reminding to check this delicious pie...i'll have to make it again soon...have a great new year

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