Sweet Potato Tortilla Corn Chip Aztec Pie
Today I’m sharing a delicious family-friendly Sweet Potato Tortilla Corn Chip Aztec Pie recipe, made with Garden of Eatin’® chips, and sharing about their #ChippedChallenge campaign.
I love hosting a gathering in our home because it offers a chance to celebrate an occasion, sometimes with extra panache–like a March Madness Get-Together! March Madness is a very popular time for families, friends, or co-workers to gather–the period when college basketball teams compete for the championship—and is a perfect time to throw a casual party.
I think about the challenge of cooking while hosting kids and adults. Do you make a separate menu for the little ones, or do you expect the kids to eat what the adults eat, or do you try to think of a recipe that everyone will enjoy?
I’ve taken that challenge seriously today and created a very simple Sweet Potato Tortilla Corn Chip Aztec Pie, a dish that everyone loves!
Hosting with kids.
I’ve been thinking about the people who come to our house for special occasions, dinner parties, or just a random gathering. Time with friends is always so joyful, and time well spent, and when they bring the little ones along, that’s a win-win for my husband and me. We get such a kick out of the little kids. Quite honestly, Paul and I really miss our kids being little, so we try to think of ways we can adapt a menu and entertainment for both generations to enjoy, to make it family-friendly for the little guys. Most kids really get into watching basketball!
And then the big guys? It’s a given, we all love a party!
Entertaining can be time consuming, so this post is inspired by “easy,” and my sister’s reminder of the recipe that we grew up with, a simple Aztec Pie. I doubled the recipe and used Sweet Potato Corn Tortilla Chips, which are made with organic ingredients on top, the perfect recipe to feed a larger-sized group. I have to admit, the sweet potato flavor was a great addition to the recipe! Each bite, so deliciously sweet and good!
By the way, all Garden of Eatin’® chips are made with organic ingredients, such as Whole Corn Kernels and expeller-pressed oils. They do not contain any hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, plus they are kosher certified and gluten-free! We also served on the side their Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, also made from organic blue corn. These chips are heartier in texture, and almost as good as the Sweet Potato flavor.
How to serve buffet style:
-Serve buffet style: I set everything out …. Easy as 1, 2, 3. Dishes and silverware and napkins, a few extra toppings and lots of chips.
-In delegation style, some of our guests brought freshly prepared salads, and we served a variety of drinks.
Between work and school schedules, I personally find that people want easy! So I don’t like to make anything complicated, as my priority is to enjoy the moment.
For your next family or game day gathering, this recipe is an absolute bomb… and, by the way, the kids can eat it simple, like this:
And adults, like this:
March Madness Party TIP reminders:
-Is your TV working, and have you worked out the kinks so you can access the game? Know the time, AND exact channel, for when the guests arrive.
-Delegate dishes. How about your guests bring the snacks and drinks, and you’re responsible for the main dish?
-Make sure everyone is comfy. Create a comfortable “viewing area” and if necessary, bring in extra chairs, stools, ottomans, and pillows for additional seating.
-Make it easy for guests to enjoy food and beverages while watching the game by offering extra tables (TV trays) and coasters where guests can rest glasses and plates.
-Set up a beverage bar and buffet style “bar food” station and have it ready when guests arrive.
Sweet Potato Tortilla Chip Aztec Pie.
Mix the beef and garlic; press into a large bar pan or jelly roll pan.
Mix the beans and fresh veggies together; press into half-baked beef crust.
Top with your favorite cheese and chips!
So simple to pull out of the oven and serve with your favorite toppings.
In our case, fresh salsa, sour cream, tomatoes and lettuce. Oh, and more chips!
What kind of “hoopla” do you plan to create this March? And are you looking for an easy recipe?
Sweet Potato Tortilla Corn Chip Aztec Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
This recipe feeds 10-15, depending on the size of portions. You can 1/2 the recipe and make in 1 pie pan (or 8x8 pan).
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cans (22 ounce each) Bush’s Bourbon & Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans
- 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 3 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 cups Mexican cheese
- 1 cup Garden of Eatin’ Sweet Potato Corn Tortilla Chips
- Toppings: lettuce, sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, olives, peppers, corn, etc.
- Combine the beef, garlic and salt; mix well. Press against bottom of a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan (or bar baking pan), or 2 pie pans. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine beans, green pepper, onion and chili powder. Pour into the meat crust. Top with cheese and crushed corn chips.
- Bake 35 minutes longer, or until thoroughly heated.
- Serve with toppings such as lettuce, salsa, tomatoes, guacamole, peppers, sour cream, olives, and cilantro.
This crunchy, crispy, “chipped” post is sponsored by Garden of Eatin’®, the #1 natural and organic tortilla chip brand, part of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. As always, all opinions are my own!
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