I've been successfully experimenting the last few years with my own low carb take on their "impossible pies" by replacing it with almond flour and some other ingredients instead of Bisquick mix, I decided to go ahead and do the same for their taco pie. It turned out AMAZING and so tasty. It was super easy to make, too. I used my own recipe for taco seasoning, but you can use your own in place of it if you prefer. My version is made with real food and it doesn't contain any wheat, grain, gluten, sugar or additional starches. I topped the taco pie with quartered fresh cherry tomatoes, sliced green onions and sour cream. I served it alongside half of a fresh avocado. This dish would make a perfect weeknight "Cinco de Mayo" meal for next week. Check out my recipe and photos below. Enjoy!
Impossibly Easy Taco Pie
1 pound ground beef (I used ground sirloin)
3 sliced green spring onions
1 recipe for Taco Seasoning (recipe below), or 1-ounce package gluten-free taco seasoning
1 4-ounce can diced green chiles, drained
2 large eggs
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup half-and-half or milk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup blanched almond flour
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 to 3/4 cup diced fresh tomatoes
Optional Garnishes: sour cream, salsa, sliced green onions, sliced olives, avocado, salsa, etc.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray or grease a 10-inch glass pie dish and set aside.
Brown ground beef over medium high heat until no pink remains; add sliced green onions and cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning. Spoon beef into pie dish and spread out evenly. Top with green chiles.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs with ricotta until creamy. Add half-and-half, baking powder, almond flour and salt, whisking together until smooth. Evenly pour mixture over beef and chiles. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Top with cheese and bake an additional 3 to 4 minutes until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and top with diced tomatoes. Let sit 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into wedges and serving. Garnish as desired.
*Taco Seasoning Recipe
Combine the following:
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper