Monday, October 06, 2008


I tried a new recipe this weekend and decided it's a keeper:

Tortilla and Black Bean Pie
(from Everyday Food Great Food Fast)

serves 6
prep time: 25 minutes
total time: 1 hour

4 flour tortillas
1 T. canola oil
1 large onion, diced
1 jalapeno chile, minced (remove ribs and seeds for less heat)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 t. ground cumin
coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
12 ounces beer or 1 1/2 c. water (I used water)
10 oz. frozen corn
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese (I used colby jack)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Trim the tortillas, if necessary, to fit into a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, jalapeno, garlic and cumin; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, about 5-7 minutes.

Add the beans and beer or water to the skillet, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium; simmer until the liquid has almost evaporated, about 10 minutes. Stir in the corn and scallions, and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper.

Fit a tortilla in the bottom of the springform pan; layer with 1/4 of the beans and 1/2 c. cheese. Repeat three times, using 1 c. cheese on the top layer. Bake until hot and the cheese is melted, 20-25 minutes. Unmold the pie; sprinkle with scallions if desired. Slice into wedges, and serve immediately with salsa and sour cream.

Quick, easy, and delicious!


lelly said...

do you promise mine will look that good?!? mmmm...

rmt said...

That looks so GOOD! And it doesn't even sound to difficult to make! I might just have to try it.

melanie said...

This looks so good and easy. Both those requirements are key for me to take on a recipe. Thanks!

Denise said...

Oh my goodness! Looks like something straight from a cooking show--thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

That does look good. And I'm a black bean fanatic. Do you mind if I add this to my food blog?

Amy said...

Looks yummy! I've always wondered about this recipe. I'm wondering, though, do you think it would be good if made with less cheese? Jeremy is incredibly sensitive to the amount of cheese and fat that I add to things since his cholesterol is so high. Of course it wouldn't be as good, but would it still be tasty?

wende said...

yum, i am adding this to the list! i love every day food, i swear i pull more recipes from there that get added to our "tried and trues" than any where else!

Natasha said...

YUM! I will try this.

Jill said...

That looks really good, but the prep time on that would be a deal breaker for me (no surprise there).

Hannah said...

Wow- this looks so good and easy and fast. It has been added to my menu for next week! Thanks Michelle.

carlo said...

i have a version of this using a pie plate and lots of salsa verde so it is more of a gooey tortilla when said and done but it is delish.

this one looks yummy, too!

Amie said...

I am so trying this! I don't have a springform pan so it won't look like that but I am excited for a new recipe!

Robyn said...

This looks great! I am definitely going to make this. Thanks for sharing a recipe, you know I love them.

Marla said...

my husband was standing behind me when I first read this...he saw the picture and said" We mUST make that!" It looks delicious!

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