Tortilla and Black Bean Pie

Recently I had a craving for something Mexican and cheesy. So I pulled out my trusty cookbook collection and went with Everyday Food’s Great Food Fast – one of my favourites for quick meal ideas.

This recipe was easy to make, its vegetarian, includes beer – which may be the first selling point for some, and the layered look is a crowd pleaser too! I enjoyed it, even as leftovers, simply reheated in the oven to toast up the layers and melt the cheese – yum!

RECIPE: Tortilla and Black Bean Pie – Serves 6

Tortilla and black bean pie

Tortilla and black bean pie

Ingredients:

  • 4 flour tortillas (10-inch)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno chile, minced (remove seeds and ribs for less heat)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 12 ounces beer or 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

Follow the method from Martha Stewarts recipe link above, I followed it verbatum. Here is what the process looked like… Enjoy!

 

Onions and spice makes many things nice

Onions and spice makes many things nice

Continue to caramelize and add jalepeno

Continue to caramelize and add jalapeno

Add some beans and beer!

Add some beans and beer!

While the beans simmer, prepare your corn and green onions.

While the beans simmer, prepare your corn and green onions.

Prepare to your assembly line...

Prepare your assembly line...

I used small tortillas, and modified the recipe ingredients accordingly. But large works too.

I used small tortillas, and modified the recipe ingredients accordingly, but large ones work too.

The finished product, easy to serve, and full of flavour!

The finished product, easy to serve, and full of flavour!

Have you ever made a tortilla pie? What did your version look like?

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