7 Layer Tortilla Pie (Meatless Monday Recipe)
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Fan of meatless family meals?
Sometimes it’s a struggle to figure out easy meals that everyone will enjoy and this one was a winner for my kids! Tortilla pie is a comforting dish to make any day of the week! Plus it’s an impressive dish that uses inexpensive pantry staples which result in a delicious Mexican-inspired dinner, with all the melted goodness everyone craves.
Easy to Customize For Your Hungry Crew
Add different varieties of beans depending on what you have on hand and consider throwing in canned corn, jalapeños, sour cream, black olives, and/or chopped green onions. Make it as spicy as you’d like and, of course, you can always add shredded chicken in case that’s what your family prefers!
7 Layer Tortilla Pie
yield: 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 30 MINUTES
total time: 40 MINUTES
Mexican dish layered pie recipe that is full of yummy ingredients for an easy weeknight dinner.
- 7 – 8 inch flour tortillas
- 1 – 15 oz. can pinto beans drained + 1/2 teaspoon cumin & 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 – 15 oz. can black beans, drained + 1/2 teaspoon cumin & 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 – 10 oz. can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes & green chilies
- 8 oz. package Mexican blend shredded cheese, divided (reserve half of cheese for top of pie and divide the rest to sprinkle on top of 4 individual layers of beans)
- 3/4 cup fresh guacamole (pictured is from Albertson’s deli)
Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
Mash beans using a potato masher in two separate bowls, and mix with cumin and chili powder.
Place one tortilla in a lightly greased cake or pie pan. Spoon half can of Ro-Tel on first tortilla and spread. Top with second tortilla, and spread half of black beans mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Repeat process layering rest of beans and Ro-Tel.
You’ll end up with 2 layers of Ro-Tel, 2 layers pinto beans & cheese, and 2 layers black beans & cheese. Place final tortilla on top and sprinkle with the rest of shredded cheese.
Cover with foil and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until melted and bubbly. Spread guacamole on top and serve.
Mouthwatering Melted Pie Perfection!
This idea truly isn’t really tedious cooking per se, but instead compiling a last-minute dinner the family can dig into using what you most likely have on hand. Sort of an upgrade to melting a simple quesadilla! Enjoy!
Put some ground beef in there and it’d be even more awesome! #meatymonday 🙂
Save the world eat a cow for every cow you eat there’s one less cow to fart:)
I, for one, am glad to see the occasional vegetarian recipe. I’ve been told off numerous times by folks on this board when I’ve suggested such things would be a nice idea.
Thanks to Collin and Lina for remembering the meatless!
Great! Thanks for reading!
Yes, vegetarian options are so many and yet often overlooked. Great recipe!
Lol. My friend was a vegetarian in college so I told her I was gonna go on the meat meat diet. She didn’t laugh but my sister did. Who knew it already had a name- Adkins diet lol
Which is dangerously unhealthy… if eatting meat, ideally it should not take up most of the meal.
What a great idea to have Meatless Mondays.
Meatless Mondays is an idea that’s been around for years.
Brava to Collin for jumping on that bandwagon!
And Lina, of course.
Bravo bravo, even meateaters deserve a break 😉
Wow, yum! And your right I actually have all of these ingredients. Can’t wait to try, thanks Lina!
Great! You’re welcome!
You should switch this for meatless Fridays during Lent 😄
Yes it is timely 🙂
Wholeheartedly agree. It’s sad that so few Catholics realize that we are still required to abstain from meat EVERY Friday or make an alternate sacrifice. During Lent, an alternative sacrifice cannot be made.
What can I substitute for the tomatoes? I do not like them. TIA!
Corn and green chilies? More cheese? Black olives? Bell pepper? Salsa?
Pssst! Standard salsa has tomatoes. ;->
I know I was thinking some people who don’t like tomato diced, but do like it in purée salsa.
My kids will not touch a tomato or even anything with canned tomatoes, but they will devour a jar of salsa. It’s so strange.
That’s me too! 🙂
Same with my kids. They will eat salsa but will not eat tomatoes.
That is me too! I will eat them in liquidy salsa, in ketchup, in tomato sauce, but keep me away from the chunks.
Ha I knew it! My best friend is the same way 🙂
Thanks for posting a vegetarian recipe! I hope to try this soon.
Thanks for the new meatless recepie. I’ve been making your spicy black bean burger and Chipotle rice bowl for meatless Mondays. I’m glad for the new addition.
Thanks for the meatless recipes! This one sounds great! I’m excited to see more 🙂
Would this be good with white corn tortilla shells to be gluten free???
I think so! You could just later several smaller ones overlapping if they don’t make an 8 inch size. May not look the same but same idea!
I always have these items in my pantry 😛 Thank you for the great dinner ideas!
Yum! Looks good!! I HATE meat! I have this horror story from when I was a kid(which I will spare you) that turned me off meat FOREVER! Haven’t ate it since! 😷😷 So Meatless Mondays sound GREAT to me😃
Similar here! except no horror.
Yummy! Thank you for posting this recipe. I have all the ingredients and had been wondering what to do to use up my corn tortillas and refried black beans. Now I have it!
I’m so happy for this recipe posting. I’ve been reading hip2save for years now. I’ve been trying to stick to my grocery budget but the cost of meat and eggs makes it tough. I rarely think outside of the box on cooking without meat. We are trying this recipe this week. Thanks Collin!
My daughters, ages 5 and 8, each are responsible for cooking dinner one night a week and will be able to cook this recipe. They will love it! Thanks!!!
Garnish with lime & cilantro, maybe some sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, and I’m your gal! I love meatless Mondays!
When my hubby u used to work late we would not eat meat for dinner.
Yum great ideas
LOVE this! We try to go meatless 3 times a week. I’m super excited to try this. 🙂
Lina, last week I made your vegetarian crock pot lasagna. It was great. I was too lazy to saute the vegetables and just put them in raw and chopped–still delicious. Thanks so much. By the way, how do you think corn tortillas would do for this dish??
You could also add a meat substitute like Smart Grounds meatless crumbles to this and it would be fabulous. Just warm the “meat” for 4-5 minutes with the taco seasoning mixed in. My VERY picky teen gobbles it up and it’s excellent protein.
I love versatile recipes! At our house, we need recipes that can accommodate meat/no meat, gluten/no gluten, low dairy (and no tree nuts or peanuts) so this looks like I can figure out how to make it work. Thanks for all you do!
Oh you’re welcome and thanks for reading!
Thanks for the Vegetarian recipe. As a vegetarian, I appreciate it.
Thanks so much for the vegetarian recipes. I am a vegetarian and I feel like the recipes I find without meat are few and far between. Keep up the good work!!
Oh thanks Lynsi! This is a great option my family enjoyed 😀 Hope you do too!
Looks yummy! I’m going to make this but with beef and regular & black refried beans instead.