Does your family like tacos? We do, too, but sometimes, I like getting my taco fix in a one-dish meal. This gluten-free Taco Popover Supper does that with the added benefit of the popover factor.
Now some of you may be looking at these photos and saying out loud, “But Shirley, where is the “pop” factor?” Well, I admit it, this time my Taco Popover didn’t really pop that much.
I think I got distracted talking to our dog Sonny and whisked my batter too much. Something I explicitly tell you not to do in the directions below. But whether you get a true popover effect or not, this dish is a very tasty meal!
If certain things mean tacos to you—like chopped black olives, chopped raw onion, and/or a dollop of sour cream–feel free to add those to your serving after it’s on your plate. Think of this Taco Popover as just another way to get your taco fix!
I know that some of you don’t eat corn. Note that this recipe is also a corn-free way to get your taco fix if you use a gluten-free flour mix that’s corn free.
As I almost always advise when making gfe recipes, don’t get too fussy over this recipe. If you’re out of tomato sauce, you can even use pizza sauce or salsa, or a combination of whatever you have on hand.
I’m pretty sure I’ve even used some chili sauce in the mix before in the past. You might need to rev up the chili powder amounts or add in some chipotle powder or similar if your sauce ingredients are on the sweeter side, but this recipe is easy to adapt as needed.
The popover part of this recipe is fun. You pour the batter over the taco meat and the other ingredients. After baking, your crust is on the top. So, as you serve a slice (or take your own), you flip it onto the plate so that the crust is on the bottom of your plate.
We’ll be enjoying this for dinner tonight (and probably tomorrow, too). Maybe you will as well. I might even make a margarita for me—a traditional version or not, or maybe sangria!—and pick up some Mexican beer for Mr. GFE. Happy Cinqo de Mayo!
Other Gluten-Free One-Dish Meals
~ Cheesy Chicken Zucchini Bake
~ Chicken Enchilada Casserole (or Turkey Enchilada Casserole, if you prefer)
~ Homemade Chinese Carry-Out Combination Fried Rice
~ Savory Chicken Clafloutis with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Artichoke Hearts
~ Skillet Scalloped Potatoes with Ham and Peas
~ Stuffed Spaghetti Squash: Lasagna Style
Get your taco fix with this delicious one-dish gluten-free Taco Popover Supper! The crust bakes on top so you flip the slices as you serve them. Bell Pepper - I use more or less bell pepper depending upon how much I have on hand and how much flavor I want to add. With ground venison, I usually use less bell pepper, but with ground turkey, I'd use more. Flour - Feel free to use whichever flour mix you use most often for baking. I use my Two-Ingredient Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix. Cheese - If you opt to leave out the cheese when assembling your Taco Popover Supper, individuals can then top their “hot out of the oven” squares with dairy cheese or dairy-free “cheese” after flipping them onto their plates. I spread some Majestic Garlic Spread (Sun-Dried Tomato Jalapeno Pepper flavor) on my meat mixture before I poured the batter over all. This flavor of Majestic Garlic Spread give a cheesy taste and mouth feel even though it's a vegan (and raw) product. I could also have mixed some of that spread in at the end with the meat mixture before spreading it in the baking pan. If there are certain ingredients that mean tacos to you--like chopped black olives, chopped raw onion, and/or a dollop of sour cream--and you can't live without them, feel free to add them once your taco popover serving is on your plate. Some gfe readers may recognize this recipe as being very similar to both my Popover Pizza recipe and my Volcano (Popover) Pancake. I love Popovers in all forms!
Gluten-Free Taco Popover Supper
For Base Layer
For the Topping
Get your taco fix with this delicious one-dish gluten-free Taco Popover Supper! The crust bakes on top so you flip the slices as you serve them.
Bell Pepper - I use more or less bell pepper depending upon how much I have on hand and how much flavor I want to add. With ground venison, I usually use less bell pepper, but with ground turkey, I'd use more.
Flour - Feel free to use whichever flour mix you use most often for baking. I use my Two-Ingredient Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix.
Cheese - If you opt to leave out the cheese when assembling your Taco Popover Supper, individuals can then top their “hot out of the oven” squares with dairy cheese or dairy-free “cheese” after flipping them onto their plates.
I spread some Majestic Garlic Spread (Sun-Dried Tomato Jalapeno Pepper flavor) on my meat mixture before I poured the batter over all. This flavor of Majestic Garlic Spread give a cheesy taste and mouth feel even though it's a vegan (and raw) product. I could also have mixed some of that spread in at the end with the meat mixture before spreading it in the baking pan.
If there are certain ingredients that mean tacos to you--like chopped black olives, chopped raw onion, and/or a dollop of sour cream--and you can't live without them, feel free to add them once your taco popover serving is on your plate.
Some gfe readers may recognize this recipe as being very similar to both my Popover Pizza recipe and my Volcano (Popover) Pancake. I love Popovers in all forms!
Kathleen Conner says
What an interesting dish. I just printed it and will try it out! Thanks.
Hi Kathleen–I hope you enjoy it! We do! 🙂 Note: I realized that I needed to tweak the recipe in the post a bit, so please make sure that what you have is the same. Sorry for that inconvenience, dear.
Kathleen Conner says
Thanks for letting me know–I’ve adjusted my recipe to show your revisions.
Sarah @ Celiac in the City says
Oh, yum! This is interesting because we do a “venison taco pie” that is the “upside down” version of this. I am a big fan of any dish you can pull off in just one pan too. What time should I swing by for leftovers?
PS- are you still being required to sign in on wordpress for my blog? double checked the settings and they have never required a sign in, wondering what’s up. sorry for that inconvenience. (feel free to shoot me an email instead)
Have a great weekend, Shirley!
Hey Sarah–We finished the last of the leftovers today. We enjoyed them! 🙂
I haven’t visited your blog lately, but if I do have to log in, I’ve figured out a way to work around it. 😉
Weekend is over … boohoo. LOL Have a good week, Sarah!
Oh — that looks super tasty and very similar to a recipe my mom used to make. Thanks for sharing Shirley. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Cinqo de Mayo!
Hi Susan–How neat that this one brought back some memories for you! We do think it’s super tasty. Hope you do, too, when you give it a try. 😉
It was a great weekend here. Hope yours was, too, Susan. Have a good week! 🙂
Melissa Lawler says
I love popovers and make them a lot. Never thought to do tacos with them. Will definitely give it a try!
Hey Melissa–All that said, I think you will enjoy this recipe! 🙂
Ina Gawne says
Shirley – what a yummy hearty meal! Love tacos any which way! My taco sauce is almost identical to yours….think it will be tacos for dinner tonight!
Thanks, Ina! I love hearty one-dish meals. 🙂 Sometime we just have to have tacos or a taco dish, don’t we? 😉
Hope you enjoy!
What a great combination of flavours and textures indeed! And of course a margharita would be the perfect partner to a perfect meal 🙂
Hi InTolerant Chef–I have to admit that I often find a reason to drink margarita. To me, they are perfect for mnay meals. 😉
Carol, Simply Gluten Free says
Yes, my family loves tacos! Great idea and I agree, a margarita is the perfect partner!
Hi Carol–Thanks so much! Sometimes the craving hits and wee just have to have tacos or taco popover. 😉
Kelly Smith says
Shirley, this looks great! I can see just letting each person put whatever toppings they desire on each serving…so both my picky eaters and myself would be happy.
Hi Kelly–That part can be a lot of fun, and makes everyone feel special! 🙂
I made this for dinner last night, and all five guys loved it! I made it without cheese but added cheddar to their bowls and served it with crumbled tortilla chips. I enjoyed mine with avocado instead of cheese alongside a handful of Beanitos chips. So yummy – thank you!
Yippee! The first “hands on” review, and it’s a great one–thank you, Brandae!
Kathleen Conner says
I didn’t make this recipe yet, BUT I took your idea for the popover, and made Spanikopita last night! It was great, and I appreciate the idea of using the popover as a phyllo substitute. Thanks!
Kathleen–I love that you were able to use the popover concept to make Spanikopita!! 😉 You know me … I just want to make gluten-free life easier for us. Spanikopita with a popover crust sounds divine!
Thanks so much for sharing that with us all and glad you have the right recipe info now so you’ll be set if you do make my taco popover some day. No worries if you don’t, but please report back and any popover combos you make. The variations could be endless! Suddenly I’m having visions of a ham and cheese popover. 😉
Kathleen Conner says
Ohhh, that sounds good. If you make ham and cheese popover, please post the recipe! And thanks for replying, it’s nice to know someone reads my posts.
Kathleen–I always read and the only time I don’t reply is for comments on giveaway posts (unless someone has a question). I’m still thinking about the ham and cheese popover! I think the version with dairy will be super easy, but a gf/df version a bit more challenging. I can imagine how great both would taste though! 😉
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this loks right up my casserole-addicted alley!! Thanks you shirley!
LOL, Tessa … thank you, dear! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
This looks so yummy! I really shouldn’t look at recipes first thing in the morning…my tummy is growling! Thank you for sharing with us on AFW!
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!
Kathleen Conner says
Made it! Very nice recipe. My husband even likes it cold the next day for lunch. Thanks!
Great news, Kathleen! I especially love that it passed your hubby’s “eat when cold test” … that’s always one I use. 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this review, dear! 🙂
Kelly Smith says
Shirley, I made this tonight, as my daughter asked for tacos, but we had no shells, and we’d been gone all day, and I needed something easy. It was really well received…DELICIOUS! My daughter said it was better than pizza.
To cut back on dairy, I used half Daiya cheddar and half raw cheddar in the popover. Also my family doesn’t like things too spicy so I used only 1/2 tsp of chili powder and a few extra shakes of cumin and garlic powder.
Thanks for a great recipe!
Woohoo, Kelly! How interesting that you used a combo of Daiya and raw cheese–I love that. 🙂 And I love your daughters review, too. 😉 I’m glad you shared how you adapted the spice amounts, too. It’s so easy to do, isn’t it? Thanks so much for sharing, dear. I’ll have to share your family’s review of this recipe on my gfe FB page. 😉
Thanks for sharing all of these awesome recipes! My goal this year has been to make a new recipe every week and just this week I couldn’t decide between the taco popover and the cheesy tuna casserole so I made them both. They were both a hit with the family so I’ll definitely be making them again soon.
I made some additions to the taco popover as well where we added other taco fixings (lettuce, tomato, guac, sour cream, cheese) once it was flipped and it was like a new and improved taco salad.
Hi Emily–It looks like you are pretty new to gfe–welcome! 🙂 I appreciate you commenting on the almond recipe roundup and entering the giveaway there, but appreciate your review comments here even more! I am honored that you couldn’t choose and had to make two of my recipes. 😉 I love the way you did the taco popover, too. Mr. GFE would never go for guac and sour cream, but I could. So glad you have a new version of taco salad now!
If you have a second, I’d love it if you’d leave a comment on the tuna casserole post, too. No worires if you don’t have time though.
Thanks so much!
This looks awesome! I am going to try my hand at egg free (allergy in house).. even though I most likely won’t get the popover effect. I also will probably do a version with beans for me… ground beef substitute for the rest of the family. 🙂 Thanks for sharing an awesome recipe, Shirley!
Hi Jacqui–You are so sweet–thanks for the kind words! I hope that you create a new version that works for you and your family. I love the idea of beans in this recipe. Fingers crossed that all will go well! Let us know. 🙂
I love this popover recipe. I’ve made the taco version several times but last night I created a pizza popover. I used mild sausage, pasta sauce, bell pepper,uncured pepperoni. I added dry Italian spices,powdered garlic. DONT add salt! Its salty enough on its own. I followed the directions but laid squares of American cheese on the meat layer then the batter. I use Pamela’s pancake mix for my flour. After it cooked and flipped onto plates I topped with a little parmesan and cheddar cheese sprinkle. I thought it was very good as an easy GF pizza substitute. You could use any of your favorite pizza toppings. I served it with a salad.
Thank you for the great recipes and ideas Shirley!
Hi Motheroflittle–Well, even though you’ve obviously been “hanging out” at gfe for a while, I’d like to welcome you officially and thank you so much for this comment and your kind words! 🙂 Your pizza popover sounds absolutely delicious! Did you know that I actually have a pizza popover recipe? The concept is the same though. Like you said, this can be a great pizza sub. 😉 And serving it with salad sounds like a wonderful meal. 🙂
Thanks again and stay tuned for some more great gf pizza solutions soon!
Delicious Shirley love this kind of casserole for my dinner, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.