Monday, June 10, 2013

Taco Pie Duo

Meatless Mondays has fallen off my radar lately.  I'm meatless 7 days a week but the men I live with are not.

I suppose this could have been meatless if I used black beans or lentils instead of ground beef... I'll catch you next time Monday!

1 lb ground beef
Chili powder
1/2 cup water with 1 tablespoon tapioca starch mixed in
1/2 bag frozen corn
1 can sliced carrots
Shredded cheese of your liking (dairy for hubby and Daiya vegan for son)
5 cups prepared mashed potatoes

Put the meat and all the spices except the paprika in a pot or skillet.  Brown until meat is cooked.  Remove from heat.  Stir in the water and starch mixture.  Stir until combined.  It should thicken a bit.

Get two similar sized casserole dishes.  In the bottom of one but the corn and in the other the carrots. Divide the meat evenly between the two dishes and blend.  Sprinkle the tops with cheese.

My son is allergic to corn and to milk so the corn dish here will be dairy cheese for Big D and the carrot with Daiya vegan shreds will be for Bub.

Divide the mashed potatoes evenly and spread over the top of the pies.  Sprinkle with paprika.

Bake at 350 until heated through.  Enjoy with tortilla chips for a little crunch!  Big D has some tostado shells and there are black bean chips for Bub.

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