Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tortilla Black Bean Pie

This was so much better than I had ever imagined it would be! This is a great pantry meal, with minimal fresh ingredients needed. I should had used the cheddar cheese that the recipe called for, but I was determined to use up what cheese we had. We both loved this topped with hot sauce.

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  • 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, 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 (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using a paring knife, trim tortillas to fit a 9-inch spring form pan, using the bottom of the pan as a guide. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeno, garlic, and cumin; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add beans and beer to skillet, 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. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Fit a trimmed tortilla in bottom of spring form pan; layer with 1/4 of the beans and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat three times, using 1 cup cheese on top layer. Bake until hot and cheese is melted, 20 to 25 minutes. Unmold pie; sprinkle with scallions. To serve, slice into wedges.

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Recipe from Everyday Food


sarah said...

is it sad that i INSTANTLY knew which recipe book that was from :) ? i've been looking forward to making it for forever -- i know it's in the 'fall' section, the last one i have to go through! i'm so glad to hear it was as good as it looks.

Megan said...

This looks SOOO good. Now I just have to convince the Husband Elect that it's worth sacrificing a bottle of beer for the cause of dinner.