Southwestern Quiche inspired by Torchy's



  • 1 (9-in.) unbaked frozen deep-dish pie shell, (4-cup volume)
  • 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Torchy's queso
  • Ingredients from 2 Torchy's Democrat Tacos
    • 2 cups shredded barbacoa
    • 1/2 avocado
    • 1 cup queso fresco
    • 1 cup fresh chopped white onion
    • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
    • 1/2 cup tomatillo salsa
  • Cilantro, avocado and lime to garnish

Rumor has it that on Obama's most recent trip to Austin, he stopped at @torchystacos and ordered a Democrat taco (of course!).

For our President's Day inspo project we used all of the yummies inside the Democrat taco at Torchy's to create a completely different, but equally as Austin-y, dish... a southwestern quiche!

Shredded beef barbocoa, queso fresco, cilantro, onions, tomatillo salsa, fresh avocado and lime come together with Torchy's famous queso to give a TexMex flare to this French classic. #thanksobama


PREHEAT oven to 375°F.

Add cheese, onion, barbacoa and avocado on bottom of pie shell. Combine eggs, salsa, queso and evaporated milk in small bowl until blended. Pour into pie shell.

BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes.

TOP with lime juice and garnish with avocado and cilantro as desired.