This recipe is taking it back to 1970s when apparently Bisquick had this recipe on their boxes. My husband has been craving this comfort food from his childhood, so we decided to search up a recipe to see if it was close. We used the first recipe but did not use 4 lbs of meat, so we weren't sure if we should add all the liquid batter or not. We decided to play it safe and not, but after it was baked, we probably should have just used it all. We also added in some black beans, corn, jalepenos, and sliced black olives into the meat mixture. We used lettuce, sour cream, salsa, green onions, and cilantro as garnish after it came out of the oven.
We will make this again! It was VERY tasty, and we are both very curious the difference when we use all of the Bisquick batter that it suggests. My husband remembers more of a base like a biscuit crust, so it would make sense to have used all the recommended batter. We followed the cooks.com recipe and maybe should follow the Betty Crocker one next time as it has smaller ratios.
This made a lot, so we both had enough for leftovers for lunch the next day. Another bonus!
We are looking forward to making it again as my husband said that it was close to his childhood memory taco pie, so we need to perfect the recipe....or actually follow it, let go, and trust the process!
PS In case you need to know where to find Bisquick, we found it by the pancake mixes in the grocery store.
Ready for the Oven!
Adding on the cheese, tomatoes, and cilantro
Plated with Garnishes