Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mexican Pie

I accredit some of my food creations to my craving. The other day I was craving Mexican food, but wanted a casserole type of food. I came up with this recipe and DH named it Mexican Pie. He loved it too!

TVP or ground meat
1/2 Chopped onion
Black Beans and broth (or refried beans)
Sour cream (or greek yogurt)
4 Tortillas

Sauté 3 or 4 cloves of minced garlic in a teaspoon of olive oil. 

Drain and rinse one can of black beans.


Puree beans in a food processor, adding broth or water to keep the blades moving smoothly.

Add pureed beans, one can chicken broth or 1.5 cups of water to sautéed garlic. Keep over medium heat and reduce to refried bean texture. (These are delicious!)

In an other skillet, softened onions then add reconstituted TVP or ground meat. 

Cook and add taco seasoning and season to your taste.

Heat and slightly crisp tortilla shells in skillet or over gas burner.

Spray baking pan with cooking spray. Time for layering, first add tortilla shell and spread with 
homemade beans.

Top beans with onion and taco mix.

Dallop small teaspoons of salsa and sour cream.

Repeat the layering process with all 4 tortillas.

DH pointed out at this part of the recipe, that this dish had so much fiber and suggested we top with a little bit of cheese. I used about 1 tablespoon of extra sharp cheddar to top the dish.

Now cover with foil, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove foil and back another 5-10 minutes. 

Slice into 4 pieces, top with olives and cilantro. ENJOY!

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