Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mexican Pie Recipe

We recently had this for dinner, and it was a hit! Its always nice to find a recipe that tastes as good as you think when you first see a picture of it. The recipe comes from Martha Stewart. Ours definitely did not look as pretty as hers!

Ingredients (my changes in bold)

4 flour tortillas (10 inches) used 8 inch
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large onion, diced
1 jalapeno chile, minced (remove seeds and ribs for less heat) used hot sauce instead
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed I only had one can
12 ounces beer, or 1 1/2 cups water I used water
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
4 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish I used garlic scapes
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (2 1/2 cups)

Preheat oven to 400. Trim tortillas to fit spring form pan (if needed). Since my spring form pan is an odd size, the small shells I used fit inside without need for trimming.

Heat oil and saute onion, jalapeno, garlic and cumin. Add salt and pepper and cook until soft. Add beans and beer (or water) and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and allow it to simmer until almost all of the water has evaporated. Stir in corn and scallions and remove from heat. Add additional seasoning to taste if you choose.

Layer tortilla shell, bean mixture, then cheese. Repeat 3 times. Since I only used one can of beans and smaller tortillas, my proportions were a little different than the original recipe. Top the final layer with cheese and scallions for garnish. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Remove spring form sides before serving.

We enjoyed this paired with some was reminiscent of our favorite Fish Taco recipe. We served the Mexican Pie with sour cream and tomatoes...amazing!

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