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HOWARD L. PUCKETT Photo by: HOWARD L. PUCKETT

Seven-Layer Tortilla Pie

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 1995

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded Anaheim chile or 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups no-salt-added tomato juice
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans or other white beans, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 7 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • Cilantro sprigs (optional)

Preparation

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add red bell pepper and next 7 ingredients (red bell pepper through cumin); saute 5 minutes or until tender. Add tomato juice; cook 8 minutes or until reduced to 2 1/2 cups.

Combine black beans and half of tomato juice mixture in a bowl; stir well. Stir cannellini beans into remaining tomato juice mixture. Set both aside.

Preheat oven to 325°.

Combine cheeses in a bowl; toss well. Line a 9-inch pie plate with foil, allowing 6 inches of foil to extend over opposite edges of pie plate. Repeat procedure with another sheet of foil, extending foil over remaining edges of pie plate. Coat foil with cooking spray, and place 1 tortilla in bottom of dish. Spread 1 cup cannellini bean mixture over tortilla; sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheeses. Place 1 tortilla over cheeses, pressing gently. Spread 1 cup black bean mixture over tortilla; sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheeses. Place 1 tortilla over cheeses, pressing gently. Repeat layers, ending with the remaining cannellini bean mixture and cheeses.

Bring edges of foil to center; fold to seal. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand, covered, 10 minutes.Remove foil packet from dish; unwrap pie, and slide onto serving plate using spatula. Cut into wedges; garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 423
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 4.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Protein: 24.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 59.3g
  • Fiber: 7.4g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Sodium: 758mg
  • Calcium: 353mg
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