Monday 10 September 2012

Impossible Taco Pie

By now, I’ve featured two other "impossible" pies on Caker Cooking. The first was Impossible Tuna Pie, which was, in fact, possible, so long as you had a box of Bisquick and a blender. The second was Impossible Pie, which was also possible, so long as you had Bisquick and a blen…Hey. Wait a minute. I think I just made a connection. Give me a few days to think it through.

In the meantime, please enjoy a grande helping of this delicious Impossible Taco Pie. Based on my extensive cookbook research, it seems that cakers love Mexican food more than any other. (See Taco Casserole for further proof.) I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s our passion for iceberg lettuce. Or all things corn. Or that we hang sombreros as décor in our rec rooms. Or maybe it’s simply our revenge on the Italians for labeling us “mangiacakes” in the first place.

Oh, who cares? The bottom line is that this pie is filling, flavourful and goes perfectly when served with a (pre-mixed) margarita. Muchos gracias, Mexico!

1 pound ground beef
½ cup chopped onion
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
1 ¼ cups milk
¾ cup Bisquick baking mix
3 eggs
2 tomatoes sliced (see note)
1 cup shredded old cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 400º. Grease 10 inch quiche pan or large-sized pie plate (10 x 1 ½ inches). Cook and stir beef and onion over medium heat until beef is browned. Drain. Stir in seasoning well. Spread into pan. Beat milk, baking mix and eggs until smooth, 15 seconds in blender on high or 1 minute with hand beater. Pour into plate. Bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake until knife inserted between centre and edge comes out clean, 8 to 10 minutes longer. Cool for 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream, chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce, if desired.

Note: The recipe doesn’t say what to do with the sliced tomatoes, so I added those when I put the cheese on.

UPDATE: Fellow food blogger, Yinzerella, happened to post her recipe for Impossible Taco Pie the same week as me. But does hers look better than mine? You be the judge. Check it out!

Source: Belleville Shrine Club


  1. I usually just giggle at your recipes but I might actually make this. My kids and husband are cakers at heart and would totally eat this. Organic kale and rainbow trout be damned!

  2. Hi Kirsty. You SHOULD make this. It's pretty good. And don't forget a dollop of sour cream on top. You might also want to try Spaghetti Pie. You can find it by doing a search on the blog. It's been kid-approved. Besides, rainbow trout is highly overrated.

  3. YUM! Made this for supper tonight. Husband loved it - he never knew he was a caker...

    1. I'm glad he liked it. If you really want something special, try Taco Casserole next. There's a link to it in the post. It's really, really good. Like, going back-for-thirds good. I suppose that's not suprising, considering it has Doritos.

  4. Bisquick sure liked to make the impossible possible, didn't they?

    1. Kate, I still don't know what makes stuff made with Bisquick so "impossible." I mean, it's not like Bisquick cooks the ground beef for you. Or sets the table. Or cleans up the dishes afterwards.