Easy Taco Pie!

5 Reviews / 5 Average
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We are big lovers of Mexican food at my house, and this Taco Pie is no exception! So here’s what happened. I made the English version of Shepherd’s Pie. My whole family freaked out with joy and practically licked their plates. So I thought, “Why not take that recipe, give the meat and veggies a taco flair, and top it with sweet potatoes?” And we now have a new beloved Taco Pie creation!

Easy Taco Pie on 100 Days of #RealFood

My Go-To Frozen Sweet Potatoes: Cascadian Farm Organic

Easy Taco Pie using Cascadian Farm Organic sweet potatoes on 100 Days of #RealFood

Truth be told, I did start testing this dish with sweet potatoes that I peeled, boiled, and mashed for the top of the casserole (similar to the Shepherd’s Pie recipe). But it felt like a lot of extra work (and dishes to clean) for something that I wanted to be a quick weeknight meal.

So I was thrilled when I learned about Cascadian’s brand new fire roasted sweet potatoes made from only one ingredient – organic sweet potatoes! It was honestly the perfect substitute because sometimes a shortcut like that on a busy weeknight can make all the difference. :)

Easy Taco Pie on 100 Days of #RealFood

Taco Pie

This Taco Pie is a Mexican version of Shepherd's Pie. It's an easy weeknight meal when you use frozen roasted sweet potatoes.
5 Reviews / 5 Average
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
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Servings: 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper diced, any color
  • ½ jalapeno minced
  • 1 pound ground beef or pork
  • 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 15-oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • 16-oz bag frozen roasted sweet potato chunks I used Cascadian Farm Organic brand
  • sour cream for topping (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno until they begin to soften, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Turn up the heat to medium-high and add the ground beef to the pan. Cook the meat while breaking it up with a spatula until brown all the way through.
  • Add the tomatoes, black beans, frozen corn kernels, and spices. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes while stirring occasionally to thoroughly combine the mixture.
  • Pour the beef mixture into a rectangular baking dish, top with cheese and then frozen sweet potatoes. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are heated all the way through.
  • Serve topped with sour cream if desired.

Notes

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Taco Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1609 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 5124mg223%
Potassium 5899mg169%
Carbohydrates 240g80%
Fiber 91g379%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 100g200%
Vitamin A 2615IU52%
Vitamin C 158.7mg192%
Calcium 1040mg104%
Iron 34.6mg192%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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43 thoughts on “Easy Taco Pie!”

  1. 5 stars
    I tried this meal as part of my week 1 of the 6 week challenge. It was amazing! I can’t tell you the last time I was excited to eat lunch! I’m trying it again this week because it’s so cold where I am and it’s warm and hearty, but I’m doing it in the slow cooker. Instead of the oven I am cooking everything on low for 7 hours. Fingers crossed it’s as good as before!

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Just keep an eye out that you aren’t overcooking the potatoes but I think you will be fine.

  2. 5 stars
    Yum! This turned out great. Whole Foods only had Earthbound Farm roasted organic sweet potato slices which worked out great…just followed timing directions on package. This week be a repeat meal.

  3. Hi. Just wondering at what store Lisa found the frozen potatoes? I checked my local Earth Fare and Publix and did not see any.

  4. Could this be made a day in advance and then stored in the fridge until ready to bake? (Adding the frozen sweet potato right before baking)?

  5. My grocery store didn’t have the frozen sweet potatoes, so I am using butternut squash instead. Keep your fingers crossed.

  6. I wonder if raw chopped sweet potatoes would soften in that bake time….my natural food store sells ten oz bags of frozen for a high price point.

    1. Thanks I was hoping someone would come up with vegetarian option. Can you tell me was it just plain lentils?

  7. Love your site and use is frequently. I made this tonight. Thanks! I wish you would put nutritional info up as well. I know it can very due to specific ingredients but it would be nice to have an estimate

  8. Wow, This was a hit at our house! I was not able to get the sweet potatoes and I made a double batch of brown rice (serving size for 4) put that as the bottom layer then the taco layer, cheese. Very Good!

  9. 5 stars
    Tried this tonight and it was so so so good. I’m not a fan of sweet potatoes but trying to eat them more and this was the perfect recipe to make me a fan. We can’t do dairy anymore so I sadly had to skip the sour cream & cheese but I bet it would just bring it to a whole new delicious level.
    Thanks for another great recipe!

  10. This sounds like a great, quick weeknight meal. 1 question: what brand of canned beans & tomatoes do you use? The only canned beans/tomatoes that I have found have been processed. I typically use dried beans when I cook “Mexican” food, but I was hoping that you found a great shortcut. Also, I just grated my own cheese. That way I can pay myself to grate it instead of others & the additives in grated cheeses are not in block cheese. Thanks for your feedback!

  11. 5 stars
    My kids loved this and that’s saying something because they are picky!! I changed 3 minor things: I left out the bell pepper and oregano and baked it in the same cast iron skillet I cooked everything it. It turned out great.

  12. 5 stars
    I will need to adapt this recipe because we have lots of zucchini this year, and the whole previous week I’ve been cooking strictly zucchini meals. But let me tell you something, the web is a finite source (as it turns out) of zucchini recipes. So yeah xD
    I will report the end result.

  13. If you need to cook this dish dairy-free to accommodate dairy allergies, do you think it would work to top with sweet potatoes, bake as instructed, and melt cheese on individual portions at the time of serving for those who can enjoy dairy?

  14. If you don’t use the frozen sweet potatoes, and use freshly cooked/mashed sweet potatoes instead, how does the affect cooking times?

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