Sunday, March 2, 2008

Tortilla Pie

Sundays are always kind of a downer. You try to enjoy it because it's the last day of the weekend, but in the back of your mind you know it's just a matter of time until Monday arrives. Even staying at home I feel that way! Probably because Monday is laundry day, and I HATE doing laundry! Before I became a SAHM, the husband and I each did our own laundry. I made sure I had enough clothes to last me a month so I didn't have to do laundry often. Of course then when I did do it, it was horrible. Anyway, I digress...

We're having Tortilla Pie for dinner tonight, and I'm really excited. We haven't had it in quite awhile, and it's one of our favorites.

Tortilla Pie
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 cup chunky salsa, divided
2 (4 or 6 ounce) cartons guacamole
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Mexican cheese blend

Combine first three ingredients, stirring well. Place one tortilla in a lightly greased 9-inch cake pan; spread with half of bean mixture and top with another tortilla. Spread with 1/2 cup salsa and top with another tortilla. Spread with half of guacamole and top with another tortilla. Sprinkle with half of cheese and top with another tortilla.

Repeat layers with remaining ingredients except cheese. Pan will be full. Cover and bake at 350 for 20 minutes; uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 3-5 more minutes. Cut into wedges to serve. Garnish with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole if desired.


I use a springform pan instead of a cake pan; I've found that makes it a lot easier to slice and serve. I also use taco seasoning instead of the chili powder and cumin. I realized once I got started that I only had six tortillas since we used a couple for tacos the other night. So I just put the salsa on top of the beans. We'll see how it turns out.

I also messed up a little on my guacamole. Normally I dice up two avocados, mash them up, and add in some salsa and mix together. I'm ashamed to admit I accidentally added marinara sauce instead of salsa! Luckily I caught my mistake before I spread marinara sauce on the beans, and I did mix in some salsa to the guac, so hopefully I covered it up decently. We'll see how it turns out.

Ever try typing with a two year old standing next to you playing with the mouse? It's not fun...nor is it easy!

1 comment:

Joanne said...

I totally agree with you on the Sunday bit!