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I love Pinterest and finding new projects and recipes. I love them even more when they are super yummy. Dan an I are constantly looking for new recipes and trying new things. Some times we come across a recipe that is just "okay", other times we find a "keeper". Our motto in the kitchen is "you won't know unless you try...."  

Wait- that sounds like something my mom use to tell me at the dinner table!?! See - I was listening!!

This recipe was a BIG keeper! We both loved it and it was super easy, fairly cheap, and oh-so-yummy. It's also super with homemade guac and salsa on top! Hope you enjoy it too! 

Tortilla & Black Bean Pie

  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno chile, minced (remove seeds and ribs for less heat)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro diced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed   (I used a can of regular black beans and a can of southwestern black beans with jalapenos & lime) 
  • 12 ounces beer or 1 1/2 cups water 
  • 1 can corn (10oz) 
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (2 1/2 cups)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Can use either a springform pan or a deep 10inch pie dish. Spray the pan.  If using a springform, trim tortillas to fit the 9-inch pan. Use the bottom of the pan as a guide. Set aside.

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

  3. Add beans and beer/water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until liquid has almost evaporated, about 15 minutes or so. Stir in corn and cilantro, and remove from heat. Taste and adjust for seasoning.

  4. Fit a trimmed tortilla in bottom of springform pan or pie dish; 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 cilantro. To serve, slice into wedges, just like a PIE! 

    *Recipe was adapted from