Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Recipe Tuesday: Bean Pie! (Trust me it's not gross!)

Today's Recipe... Bean Pie!
Okay sounds weird I know, but truly it is yummy and beyond easy.
Originally it calls for using black beans. Well, we didn't have black beans so we improvised and used refried beans.The hardest part about this recipe is the cutting. I got this recipe off of pinterest and it is originally from MarthaStewart.com. Here is the link. Once again, I made modifications based on what we had in our kitchen.

2 Cans of Beans (Black or Refried- Black is healthier, but refried worked great. If you do use black, drain them)
4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large onion, diced
1 can of jalapenos
2 garlic cloves, minced
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups water
1 can of corn
4 scallions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
As much grated cheese as you want!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Trim tortillas to fit into your springform pan. Use the bottom of the pan as a guide. Set aside.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeno, and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.

Add beans and water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until liquid has almost evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in corn and scallions, and remove from heat. It wasn't thickening for me so I added probably two tablespoons of flower and it thickened right up!
Don't be afraid to taste it to see if you need to add more seasonings. We ended up putting in a bit more garlic.

Fit a trimmed tortilla in bottom of springform pan
layer with 1/4 of the beans and your desired amount of cheese.
Repeat three times, I suggest using extra cheese on the top layer.
Bake until cheese melts. The site says 20 minutes. It honestly took nine minutes for perfection. Remove side of pan; sprinkle pie with scallions.
To serve, slice into wedges.
WARNING: this is not a two-person meal. It could easily feed five or six. Not kidding.
It is cheap. It is delicious. You will not regret it.

This is what things should look like:

First "layer" of beans.

Gotta love the cheese!

Cooking the ingredients on the stove. Ours is brown because we added a can of beans into the mix to thicken it up, it kinda worked, but we did have to add the flour later.

Layer, after layer, after layer of ABSOLUTE GOODNESS.

More cheese on top.

Add more scallions.

Remove the spring form! Tah Dah!

Don't forget to take your lactaid if your you are lactose intolerant like me!!

Good luck.
Love, Evi

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