Tortilla and Black Bean Pie

Have you gotten hooked on Pinterest yet? If not, you need to. I was skeptical (translated – confused) at first, but now that I get it, I love it! I saw someone pin this recipe the other day and decided I would repin it on my “Recipes to Try” board. A few nights later, I gave it a go.

It’s very good, simple, cheap and great leftover. I definitely recommend it.

Tortilla and Black  Bean Pie
(adapted from Martha Stewart)

4 ten-inch flour tortillas (I used 5, and didn’t have to trim them)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and Pepper
2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups water
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
4 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (2 1/2 cups)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  (The following step was not necessary for me…my tortillas were already a little smaller than my springform pan–With a paring knife, trim tortillas to fit a 9-inch springform pan. Use the bottom of the pan as a guide. Set aside.)

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and cumin; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add beans and water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until liquid has almost evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in corn and scallions, and remove from heat. Taste and adjust for seasoning.

Fit a trimmed tortilla in bottom of springform pan; layer with 1/4 of the beans and 1/2 cup of cheese. Repeat three times, using 1 cup cheese on top layer. Bake until cheese melts, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove side of pan; sprinkle pie with scallions. To serve, slice into wedges. Serve with sour cream or salsa.

**Martha’s original recipe called for a jalapeno as well, but I’m not into spicy so I omitted it. She also gives you the option of using either water or beer. I did water, but I can see where the beer would give it a good flavor. I think you could easily have fun with this recipe and add all kinds of different things to it. Enjoy!

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One Response to “Tortilla and Black Bean Pie”

  1. Cheryl Says:

    YUM! Being vegetarian, I make a lot of Mexican food. I’m going to add this recipe to my list. Maybe if I were to activate my Pinterest account, I could repin it – is that the right lingo? LOL. There’s too much to learn, I tell ‘ya. 😉

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