A Different Kind Of Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday comes every week but that does not mean that it has to be the same 'ol thing week after week. Here is a recipe to change things up a bit this Taco Tuesday. Don't forget that you can add all your favorite taco fixings, not just the ones in the recipe :) 

Beef Taco Tarts


2 boxes refrigerated pie crusts (total of 4 pie crusts), at room temperature
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 pound ground beef or shredded chicken
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1 cup canned black beans, drained
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water


Preheat oven to 350 F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Working with one crust at a time, unroll onto your work surface and cut into six 3″ x 4″ rectangles. Repeat with the remaining crusts; cover with a towel to keep from drying out. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil until hot but not smoking. Sauté the onion for 5 minutes. Add the beef (or chicken) and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until completely cooked through. Add the taco seasoning and stir to combine. Add the beans and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Remove from heat and let cool until warm. Place six pie crust rectangles on one of your prepared baking sheets. Top with a spoonful of the beef filling, followed by a handful of shredded cheese. Top with six more crusts and gently press around the edges. Use a fork to crimp and seal; make a few small incisions in the top to allow steam to escape. Brush with some of the beaten egg. Repeat with remaining cr

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