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Tortilla and Black bean Pie

September 11, 2012

I made this recipe one other time last year and we LOVED it!  It’s easy, inexpensive, relatively healthy and very tasty!  The beer adds a lot to the recipe. We used Pacifico, but any beer of choice will make it delicious. This recipe is easy to double for leftovers. I will be enjoying it today for lunch at work. Hope you enjoy!

Tortilla and Black Bean Pie

Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Every Day Cookbook

Tortilla and Black Bean Pie

 

Ingredients

4 flour tortillas
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
1 jalapeno chile (mince and remove seeds and ribs)
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper
30 ounces canned black beans, drained and rinsed
12 ounces beer (or 1.5 cups of water…..go for the beer)
10 ounces frozen corn
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced.
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, jalapeno, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
3. Add the beans and beer to the skillet, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium; simmer until the liquid has almost evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the corn and scallions, and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Fit a tortilla in the bottom of a springform pan or a small 8×8 square pan; layer with one quarter of the beans and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat three times, using 1 cup cheese on the top layer. Bake until hot and the cheese is melted, 20 to 25 minutes. Unmold the pie; sprinkle with scallions. Slice into wedges, and serve immediately.

Tortilla and black bean pie

Thanks for stopping by!

Questions for you:  I am trying to improve my food pictures, does anyone have suggestions?  I’m trying to figure out what settings I need to make the colors stand out.  Any websites you would suggest that takes great food pictures?

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. Healthy Glow Nutrition permalink
    September 11, 2012 11:08 am

    I think your pictures are great! Just practice different lighting, angles etc. Some of the blogs with crazy pictures use super expensive cameras. I personally don’t have one so my iPhone does the job well enough 😉

    • September 15, 2012 1:41 pm

      I really don’t want to spend the money on a fancy shmancy camera…..maybe one day 😉 I ADORE pioneer woman’s pictures!!! Everything she makes looks mouth-watering.

      • Healthy Glow Nutrition permalink
        September 16, 2012 11:01 am

        I have to check out her blog 🙂 I agree, one day I will have a fancy camera but not today. 🙂

  2. September 11, 2012 11:19 am

    hmmm, i’m intrigued by the beer concept…
    i’m with you re: trying to improve pictures – good luck!

  3. September 11, 2012 12:04 pm

    Ooo I’ve made that before! Soooo yummy!

  4. September 11, 2012 1:58 pm

    Dear Nurse,
    Copied off!!!
    Thank you!!!
    🙂
    Love, Lis
    xoxo

  5. September 11, 2012 4:40 pm

    trying it! thanks for the idea!!

  6. pattyabr permalink
    September 12, 2012 4:50 am

    I usually ask other bloggers whose pics I admire what their secrets are. It is all about lighting and retouching pics if you have an regular camera

    • September 15, 2012 1:54 pm

      That’s a great idea, I should just ask them…I think that Pioneer Woman might be a little too busy to respond to me, but I will give it a try.

  7. pattyabr permalink
    September 12, 2012 4:50 am

    I usually ask other bloggers whose pics I admire what their secrets are. It is all about lighting and retouching pics if you have an regular camera

  8. Christina permalink
    September 18, 2012 9:59 am

    Upload to picmonkey.com to edit your photos. It’s free! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. theshrewsburyfoodie permalink
    September 19, 2012 12:30 am

    Looks fab, I’ m gonna give it a go!

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