7 Layer Tortilla Pie

Recipe by Geema

This delicious casserole looks and cuts like a pie, revealing layers of beans and cheese and tomatoes. Make it up ahead of time if you want and just put it in the oven at dinner time. I like this made with pepper jack cheese too.

Top Review by Marina Gilson

This is a really good dish. Also has good potential for a make-ahead one. I did find that it takes longer than 40 minutes to bake, more like 60. Using flavoured toritillas (like spinich, tomatoe, whole wheat) makes a really beautiful dish. I also a tried a variation where I substituted chicken for the black beans. I just shredded cold roasted chicken with two forks, seasoned it with taco-type seasonings, and mixed it with the tomatoes etc. for those layers. This seemed to be more popular, than the vegetarian version, but I like it both ways.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mash pinto beans, then stir in 3/4 cup salsa and garlic.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/4 cup salsa, cilantro, black beans and tomatoes.
  4. Place 1 tortilla in a pie plate or tart dish.
  5. Spread 3/4 cup pinto bean mixture over tortilla to within 1/2 inch of edge.
  6. Top with 1/4 cup cheese, and cover with another tortilla.
  7. Spread with 2/3 cup black bean mixture, and top with 1/4 cup cheese.
  8. Repeat layering twice more.
  9. Cover with last tortilla, and spread with remaining pinto bean mixture and cheese.
  10. Cover with foil, and bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes.
  11. Cut into wedges, and serve with salsa and sour cream.

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