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Doritos Taco Pie in the Ninja Foodi Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This Doritos Taco Pie is a game changer! It's a hearty, cheesy delight with a crunchy twist, all cooked up in my trusty Ninja Foodi. It's a fiesta in every bite!

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Let me tell you, this Doritos Taco Pie is a game changer. Imagine your favorite taco flavors meeting the cheesy crunch of Doritos, all baked into a mouthwatering pie. It's not just food, it's an experience. You'll be amazed by how easy it is to prepare in your Ninja Foodi. Can't wait to share this unique dish with you! Get ready to impress your family and friends with your culinary creativity. Let's dive in!

Ingredients for a Delicious Taco Pie

  • Ground beef: Essential for the hearty base, providing protein and rich flavor to the dish.
  • Taco seasoning: Infuses the dish with classic Mexican flavors, adding depth and spice to the overall taste profile.
  • Water: Helps to create a saucy consistency and ensures the ingredients are well combined during cooking.
  • Diced tomatoes with green chilies: Adds a zesty kick and juicy texture, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the dish.
  • Corn: Brings a touch of sweetness and crunch, complementing the savory elements in the recipe.
  • Refried beans: Provides a creamy and hearty texture, binding the ingredients together and adding a comforting element.
  • Cheddar cheese: Melts beautifully to create a gooey, cheesy topping that adds richness and a savory finish.
  • Doritos: Adds a crunchy and flavorful topping, bringing a fun and unique twist to the traditional taco pie.

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Essential Tools for Making Taco Pie in the Ninja Foodi

  • Ninja Foodi: All-in-one appliance for browning, sautéing, baking, and cooking the taco pie efficiently.
  • Spatula: Essential for stirring and mixing the taco ingredients in the Ninja Foodi while cooking.
  • Can opener: Needed to open cans of diced tomatoes, corn, and refried beans for the taco pie recipe.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 1 can (8.5 oz) corn, drained
  • 1 can (16 oz) refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crushed Doritos
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, salsa, avocado

Instructions:

  1. Set Ninja Foodi to sauté mode and brown the ground beef.
  2. Add taco seasoning and water, cook until beef is cooked through.
  3. Stir in diced tomatoes, corn, and refried beans.
  4. Layer half of the crushed Doritos on the bottom of the Ninja Foodi.
  5. Pour the beef mixture over the Doritos layer.
  6. Top with shredded cheese and remaining crushed Doritos.
  7. Close the Ninja Foodi lid and set to bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  8. Serve with optional toppings as desired.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 480 kcal | Carbohydrates: 28 g | Protein: 24 g | Total Fat: 30 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 80 mg | Sodium: 1100 mg | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 3 g | Calcium: 250 mg | Potassium: 500 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Vitamin A: 400 µg | Vitamin C: 10 mg

Tips for Making Taco Pie Ahead of Time and Freezing

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the taco pie as instructed but do not bake.
  • Cover the ninja foodi with foil or a lid and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to bake, remove from the fridge, top with cheese and doritos, then bake as directed.

Freezing Instructions

  • Prepare the taco pie but do not bake.
  • Cover the ninja foodi with foil, ensuring it's airtight.
  • Freeze for up to 2-3 months.
  • To bake from frozen, add extra time and ensure the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

One interesting fact about this doritos taco pie in the ninja foodi recipe is that you can customize the flavor by using different flavored doritos, such as spicy nacho or cool ranch, to give it a unique twist!

Common Questions About Making Taco Pie with Doritos

FAQ:
Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute ground turkey for ground beef in this recipe for a leaner option.
How can I make this recipe vegetarian?
To make this recipe vegetarian, you can replace the ground beef with plant-based crumbles or extra beans and omit the meat-based taco seasoning.
Can I prepare this dish in a regular oven instead of a Ninja Foodi?
Absolutely! You can assemble the taco pie in a baking dish and bake it in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
Is there a way to make this recipe gluten-free?
Yes, you can make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free taco seasoning and ensuring the canned ingredients are gluten-free. You can also use gluten-free tortilla chips instead of Doritos.
How long will the leftovers last in the fridge?
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Just reheat in the microwave or oven before enjoying again.

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