Monday, March 8, 2010

Recipe : Tortilla Lasagna Pie

Tortilla Lasagna Pie

This is one of my most favourite dishes. It is also one of my favourite vegetarian dishes as I make it with beans and veggie ground round. It is so simple and so good I cannot believe I have not shared it before now. It has become one of my comfort food dishes. It is also a fantastic way to use up pantry items and/or left over chili.

Tortilla Lasagna Pie


Tortilla shells 8" work well but if you have a pan big enough you could use 10"
1 pkg Veggie Ground Round or browned ground beef (1lb)
Can of your favourite canned bean (We like black)
1 Green or red pepper diced
1 Onion finely chopped
1 tbsp Cajun or chili seasoning + tsp cornstarch
2-3 cups shredded cheddar

You can also substitute one can (Or two cups of leftover) of vegetarian (like Stag Four bean Veggie) or meat-itarian chili for the beans, veggies, onions and seasoning.

Modus Operandi

Heat 2tbs oil in a pan and add peppers and onions. Saute until soft. Add veggie ground round (or pre-browned ground beef) and beans. Saute until heated through.

Mix spices and cornstarch with a cup of water. Add to bean mixture and cook until reduced to a saucy mixture.

Add 1/2 cup shredded cheese and stir until good and cheesy/gooey. Remove from heat.

Bean Mixture
Bean mixture
Bean mixture
Remaining shredded cheese

Pop in the oven @ 350 degrees until cheese is bubbly and brown on top.

Pull out and let rest a few minutes before serving.
Serve with salsa and roasted garlic sour cream (or plain sour cream).
A 9" pie feeds four adults, you could feed more with smaller slices (Like the one pictured) if you served a side like cornbread muffins or something similar. I love this dish though and I chow down on a big piece to myself!

Super simple stuff! Have fun with it and bon appetite!