I love a good quiche and I love Mexican food! This Southwestern Quiche recipe brings us the best of both of these delicious foods. Having been raised in the Southwestern U.S., I have a great love of recipes with a Southwestern flavor to them. For this Southwestern Quiche recipe, I used ingredients I would normally use for quiche, and then added a few ingredients that are typically found in Southwestern food. So, this can be considered Southwestern quiche, Mexican quiche or Tex Mex Quiche – just pick your favorite! I think you’ll love the result! Southwestern Quiche is a wonderful dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s also an ideal dish to bring to a brunch get-together!
To see how I make Southwestern Quiche, watch this video!
If you love both quiche and Mexican food, you'll love this Southwestern Quiche! Having grown up in the great Southwest, I have a love of Southwestern cuisine. This recipe contains ingredients that are typically found in quiche plus a few ingredients often found in Southwestern food. It's the perfect dish to bring to a brunch party!
- 1 roll Ready Made Pie Crust dough
- 1 cup cooked ground beef seasoned with your favorite taco seasoning
- 1 small can chopped green chiles
- 2 tbsp scallions chopped
- 1 cup Monterrey Jack Cheese shredded
- 4 eggs
- Approximately 1 cup half & half
- 1/2 to 3/4 tsp salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Place pie crust in uncreased 9-inch pie plate.
Fold edges over and press edges with a fork. Then, poke all over crust dough with a fork to vent. Partially bake at 375°F for 10 minutes.
Prepare taco meat according to instructions on taco seasoning package. Set 1 cup aside for recipe.
In a large measuring cup, break 4 eggs. Pour half and half on top of eggs until the mixture measures 2 cups. Transfer to a bowl and mix with wire whisk.
Place taco meat at the bottom of pie crust. Add green chiles, scallions, salt, pepper, and 3/4 cup of the cheese of the cheese. Set aside approximately 1/4 cup of the cheese.
Pour custard (egg and half and half mixture) over the meat, most of the cheese and vegetables until pie is almost full. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese over the top.
Bake at 375° F for 30-35 minutes. You’ll know when the quiche is done by poking the middle with a knife. If the knife comes out clean, the quiche is ready!