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No Apologies Taco Pie

All things unapologetically tasty and terrible about this trending dish and the real estate market.

I was scrolling mindlessly through Facebook a couple of weeks ago, as one does, and came across a video for a new trending dish- "Taco Pie, it's blowing up the internet". Umm, okay, I'm going to stop you right there, my family has been making this dish since I was a kid. Nothing new, but ya, while it's incredibly tasty, I do have to admit the ingredients are quite terrible from a health standpoint- Doritos, Crescent Rolls, Sour Cream, Cheese... You get the idea. But today, we're jumping on the "trend" and we're going to make it and enjoy it ,unapologetically. Well, maybe with a salad on the side...

Speaking of unapologetic, let's talk a bit about how this insane real estate market has been. It keeps appearing that we've reached the top of median home prices, yet here we are still seeing price increases and multiple offers even when the interest rates have climbed 2.5% year over year. Ya, you read that right, we are now seeing rates at over 5%, but the buyers keep on coming! While it does look like a cooling off is happening, it is akin to putting out a blazing fire with a sprinkler. Keep that in mind as you read this article that gives a great overview in regards to what is happening and projected to happen through the remainder of the year. And check out the median sales price for Metro Atlanta, still looks pretty unapologetic to me.

In a nut shell, if you're looking to sell, it's still a stellar to do so. If you're looking to buy, it's still a challenge, but possible with the right plan in place. Want to chat more about whether it's the right time for you to jump into the market? I'm always here for a chat!

Okay, back to this taco pie. I found out while I was writing this blog that my Mom actually got this recipe from a chain letter back in the 80's. So it is absolutely vintage! I also thought about coming up with ways to make this recipe a bit healthier, but then thought, we're not apologizing, right?! So, if that's something you want to do, send me a private message or comment below. Let's get to it!

Get your ingredients together. You could be good and use a couple of individual sized bags of Doritos, or you could get the regular size and have a snack while you cook.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and brown your ground beef in a skillet. Have we talked about these amazing tool for browning ground beef, sausage, whatever?! I got this one from Pampered Chef, check it out here. Makes my life easier.

Next take that crescent roll dough, separate it into the triangles, and smush it into a deep pie dish, no need to grease, those suckers do that job for you.

Once your ground beef has fully cooked, add your skillet taco sauce (you can also use taco seasoning and water, but I prefer this Frontera sauce) and allow to simmer and coat the beef for a couple of minutes. Meanwhile, sprinkle some crushed up Doritos into the crust then spoon the delicious meat mixture over top.

Next, add a healthy layer of sour cream. Am I the only one obsessed with sour cream? Like used to ask for a side of it when I would go to the Mexican Restaurant as a teenager. Yum! Sprinkle with cheese, and the remainder of the crushed Doritos. Stick that delightful concoction into the preheated oven and cook for 25 minutes.

Oh. My. Yum!!! Tell me you're going to feel bad about eating this?! I get why it's trending, but happy to have known about it for so long (proof with the recipe in the background in this book my mom made for me in college of our family favorites). Let me know if you try it, and check out my Instagram to see me cook the dish on Reels!

No Apologies Taco Pie


  • 1 can crescent rolls

  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 1/2 cup taco sauce

  • 1 cup crushed nacho Doritos

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Begin browning ground beef; meanwhile, arrange crescent rolls into a deep pie dish to create a crust and set aside. Drain any excess fat from your ground beef and add enchilada sauce to the pan and simmer for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle half of the crushed Doritos into the pie pan, next spoon in the meat mixture. Spread the sour cream over the beef and then sprinkle with cheese and remaining crushed Doritos. Bake for 25 minutes and enjoy the delightfulness!

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