Celebration Wednesday: My TV Debut Taco Pie Recipe

I’m celebrating two things today, one that happened on May 1st and the other on May 5th — to me, May 3rd seemed the day to do that. On May 1st, 1978 I cooked on TV for the first time. I celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a Mexican recipe.

Cinco de Mayo does not celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day, as some think, but instead it commemorates a battle that Mexico, led by an American from Texas, won against the French. It was very unlikely they would win the Battle of Puebla, but they did, and have been celebrating ever since that May 5, 1862. Truthfully, it’s a bigger celebration in the United States than Mexico and has evolved into more of a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage than a particular battle.

The recipe I made that day on TV was Taco Pie. I looked like a baby deer in headlights through the whole thing, but I, and the recipe, are still around! I have updated both of us a bit. Get the recipe below!

 

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Barbara McKay TV Debut Taco Pie
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Dinner
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Dinner
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine the 1 ½ cup corn chips and melted butter. Mix well and press into a 10” pie plate that has been sprayed with vegetable spray. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes.
  2. Brown the ground beef. Stir in seasoning mix, water and olives. Spread the meat mixture into the crust. Spread with sour cream. Top with grated cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro
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3 Comments
  1. We love tacos, so will definitely try. I wish you had included a picture of you doing the recipe on TV.

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