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Tuesday Recipe Club: Tortilla Pie

February 20th, 2006

Here, I’ll write this in the style of Betty Crocker ‘s Cook Book for Boys and Girls, so you can deal. This recipe is total comfort food. Thank you to Zipdodah for suggesting it. It sounded so good when she described it, I put away everything I was fixing for dinner and made my own version of this instead. Then made it again two nights later. Then got on the scale and decided to not fix it for awhile. It’s like a Seven-Layer Dip only more layers, and yummier.

Tortilla Pie

Get ready:

A pie pan (deep dish)
Vegetable oil
Corn tortillas
Refried beans
Lots of sharp, grated cheddar cheese
Taco mix (half a package)
Hamburger or Gardenburgers (we prefer Amy’s Texas Burgers)
Black olives
Jalapenos in a jar (or fresh, to serve on top after baking)
Chopped onion

Oil the pan.

Cook the meat/un-meat with taco seasoning; add water and make it a little soupy.

Microwave the tortillas to soften, or fry them up on the griddle with a little oil.

Layer tortillas on bottom of dish.

Add a layer of beans, then meat, then olives, onions and whatever else; top with cheese. Add another layer of tortillas, repeat, top with cheese.

Bake at 375 degrees until cheese is gooey and melted.

Serve in wedges with salsa, guacamole or sliced avocado, tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos, and a green salad with vinaigrette on the side.

It’s low cal, of course. (I wish.)


  1. Zipdodah says

    Okay, now I know why I have the Michelin man around my waist! Those dang pies!
    You can also substitute with whole wheat tortillas, low-fat re-fried beans (vegetarian)and low-fat cheese……..you can always dress up low-fat meals with lots of great herbs and citrus such as cilantro, lemons and limes.
    Key limes are really good right now…in most stores you can pick up 10 for a buck!
    Not to mention they are a delicious addition to that Bloody Mary at noon.
    Bloody Biker

    2 oz Vodka
    1/4 tsp Mario Olive Juice
    5 oz Spicy Hot V8 Juice
    1/4 tsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
    1/4 tsp Melinda’s Habanero Pepper Sauce
    Juice of 1 Lime wedge

    Serves 1.

    February 21st, 2006 | #

  2. Himself says

    My recipe:

    Absolut Rocks

    3 oz. Absolut vodka
    1 glass
    ice cubes

    Put ice in glass. Add vodka. Enjoy!

    February 21st, 2006 | #

  3. Wacky Mommy says

    It is 9:20 a.m. and you two are talking happy hour?

    February 21st, 2006 | #

  4. Zipdodah says

    Every hour is happy hour when I’m thinking of Mary!
    Can I use hockey ice for that Absolutely delicious recipe? ;-)

    February 21st, 2006 | #

  5. Wacko says

    MMMMMM… fooood!

    February 21st, 2006 | #

  6. Himself says

    Hey Zipdodah, re. hockey ice for the Absolut rocks… That would change it to a “Bloody Absolut Rocks” I guess. More like a slushy than a rocks really, so maybe just call it a bloody slushy. Er, uh, no thanks. I’ll stick with freezer ice (though I did see the gal at the rink the other day get some ice in a baggy for a hurt skater… from the Zamboni snow pit).

    February 21st, 2006 | #

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