Tortilla Pie

"This came from Light and Tasty magazine. It looks so yummy! ZWT 3: Mexican or Italian, depending on tomatoes and seasonings used"
photo by *Parsley* photo by *Parsley*
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  • In a nonstick skillet, cook beef with onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Stir in tomatoes, chili powder and cumin.
  • Bring to a boil; remove from heat.
  • In a bowl, combine the ricotta, mozzarella and 2 tbsp cilantro (or parsley.
  • Place 1 tortilla in a greased 9 inch round cake pan. Layer with half of the meat sauce, 1 tortilla, all of the ricotta mixture, another tortilla and the remaining meat sauce.
  • Top with remaining tortilla, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and remaining cilantro (or parsley).
  • Cover and bake at 400 F for 15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

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  1. *Parsley*
    Awesome! I loved that cheesey middle layer! It's a nice blend of Italian/Mexican. I used both parsley and cilantro. Plus, I added a can of rinsed balck beans to the meat layer just to add some fiber. Thanx for sharing this. I'll make it again.
  2. Deb G
    I made this using 1 lb. of ground turkey, and while it was delicious, I cannot imagine that it would have had enough meat if I had only used 1/2 lb. as the recipe actually used. I really loved it, but DH only thought it was 3 star, so I'm giving it 4. If I do use only 1/2 lb. meat, I will add some kidney or pinto beans. Thanks for posting.
  3. MsSally
    This got our Automatic 5 Star rating. DD (3) said this was yummy and ate almost her whole serving. I made mine in a 7 x 11 casserole dish because my pie pan had leftovers in it. I was out of ricotta, so I used 1/2 c cottage cheese and 1/4 c sour cream instead. I used all cheddar cheese. Very easy to make and definately a repeat in this kitchen.
  4. Shari2
    This was a very easy dish to make but it felt like there was something missing for us.
  5. ksduffster
    Awesome dish! I added a can of drained diced chiles to the tomatoes and used colby-jack instead of the mozzarella to give it a more Mexican feel. I think it could have used a little more spice for us, so maybe next time I will add a dash of cayenne as well. We will definitely be having this again! Thanks so much for posting!


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