Nov 15, 2010

Tortilla pie

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Happy blog-o-versary to me! Party smile

I started this blog one year ago (here is my first post) – and here I am 242 posts later!  I started this blog as a way to organize my favorite recipes – and it has turned into so much more than that!  I feel that I have grown as a cook and baker – I have challenged myself to try new and complicated recipes.  I have also gotten way better as a photographer (although I still have lots to learn).  You may have noticed that I have moved on to a dSLR camera (I got a great deal on a used camera once owned by the best wedding photographers in Buffalo).  So hopefully my photos will continue to improve as I gain more practice with the camera.  I think it is very important to have appetizing food photos to accompany a recipe.  And most importantly – I have gained friendships with other food bloggers – and that has made this entire blog worth all of the work.  It’s so nice having others out there that enjoy cooking as much as I do – and understand this crazy food blogging hobby of mine.  And thank you for each and every comment – I love your kind words.  Here’s to year 2 – which should be even better than this one!  Thanks!

With all that said – I cannot believe I haven’t made this recipe in the last year.  It is one of my favorites and I have made it many times.  It’s a really fun meal and super easy to make.  Enjoy some tortilla pie!

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  • 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno chile, minced (ribs and seeds removed)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 -(15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar or Monterey jack cheese


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Using a paring knife, trim tortillas to fit a 9-inch springform pan, using the bottom of the pan as a guide. Set aside.

3. 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.

4. Add beans and water to skillet, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until liquid has almost evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.

5. Stir in corn and scallions, and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Fit a trimmed tortilla in bottom of springform pan; layer with 1/4 of the beans and 1/2 cup cheese, layer another tortilla then repeat on each layer. 

7. Bake until hot and cheese is melted, 20 to 25 minutes. Unmold pie; sprinkle with scallions. To serve, slice into wedges.

Source: Martha Stewart – Everyday Food, Great Food Fast

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  1. Happy anniversary (mine is later this week)!!! Isn't it amazing to look at your first post and look at how far you've come as a cook/baker! I love this recipe... I'm going to have to make this soon! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Congratulations on your first blogiversary! This recipe looks wonderful. I can't wait to see what your second year will bring!

  3. congrats on the one year, I love your blog!

    this is one of my favorite meals (and one of the few I actually repeat!). your pictures of it are great!

  4. This looks delicious. I can see why you are addicted to it, I would be too.