Tuesday, July 28, 2009

tortilla and black bean pie...

4 flour tortillas (10 inch)
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 large onion; diced
1 jalapeno chile; minced (remove seeds & ribs for less heat) *if desired
2 garlic cloves; minced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
salt & pepper
2 cans (15oz each) black beans; drained and rinsed (OR 1 can black beans and 1/2 pound extra lean ground beef)
1 1/2 cups water1 pkg (10 oz) frozen corn
4 green onions, thinly sliced; plus more for garnish
2 1/2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim (if necessary) tortillas to fit a 9-inch spring form pan, using bottom of pan as a guide. Set aside.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef, onion, jalapeno, garlic and cumin; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, 5-7 min.
Add the beans, and water to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until the liquid has evaporated, 8-10 min. Stir in the corn and green onions and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper.
Fit a trimmed tortilla in the bottom of the spring form pan; layer with one quarter of the beans and sprinkle with cheese. Repeat three times. Bake until hot and cheese is melted, 20-25 min. Unmold pie, sprinkle with green onions. Slice into wedges and serve immediately.


This is a fabulous recipe from Everyday Food's Great Food Fast cookbook. I love this book. I have so many recipes bookmarked just waiting to be made. The original recipe calls for 2 cans of beans and no meat. The meat was a delicious addition...plus I'm feeding a hungry husband and three growing boys who love beef! I did also leave out the jalapeno.
We LOVED this. It was very filling and such a nice change from the regular tacos/burritos.
I think this would work great in a cake pan if you don't have a spring form pan. Just cut the tortillas to fit and it would be fine. This would also be great if you are cooking for a crowd and wanted to double or even triple the recipe.
I lightened this up by using lighter tortillas (thin & crispy, low carb, whole grain, etc) and using less cheese.

3 comments:

diane said...

Mmmmm! Ole. This is what I want for dinner...but we have pasta. We made the mediterranean pizza last night and it was so good. Brynn cooked and she loved it.

Linsey said...

This is in the oven as I type. Thank you for sharing a recipe that I have all the ingredients for!

Linsey said...

Delicious and even Caleb, the picky one, asked for seconds. I may just have to buy that cookbook.