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)
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.
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.
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.
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 www.marthastewart.com