Sunday, August 26, 2012

Black Bean Tortilla Pie

Black Bean is one of the ingredients of Mexican and Cowboy food. Taste wise is not very different from other similar beans and it also is the same shape but smaller. I wanted to make something out of it so I made a Black Bean Tortilla Pie and quite honestly I came out really good.
This food is very filling and one slice of it could be enough for most of the people's lunch or dinner. The point is it should not be eaten late nigh, like most of the foods because it would not let you sleep. There will be an entire battle in the stomach!
Here is what is needed:
1- A medium Onion (of any kind you like, white, red, yellow).
2- A medium Green Pepper.
3- Four to five Green Onions.
4- Three to four Cloves of Garlic, depending on how much you normally take.
5- One cup Corn.
6- One to one and a half cup Black Bean depending on how filling you want to make it.
7- One teaspoon Black Pepper.
8- One Teaspoon Cumin.
9- Three to four Tortillas.
10- One cup Cheddar Cheese.
11- One tablespoon Olive Oil.
Chop onion and green pepper and mix them together in a frying pan with a olive oil heating in it. Add a little of salt, cumin and black pepper and let under tender. Boil your corns in a pot and cook your black beans in pressure cooker. at the same time. Mince garlic cloves and chop green onions and add them to the mix and then on the top a little more of salt, black pepper and cumin. Mix and a fry a little more over medium heat until a little more tender, everything. Add black beans and then cut the kernels from the cob and add those ones as well. Mix slowly but thoroughly.
Put your first tortilla on a pan which is oiled so it would not stick. Add a whole layer of your mix on the top of tortilla and then grate cheese on the top of it the way cheese covers the mix completely. The thickness of the mix layer and cheese depend on you. Either put another tortilla on the top as the lid. If more mix is left, make another layer.
And the last step is to putting the tortilla pie in a the oven while it is put on 400 degree Fahrenheit and keeping it for 15 to 20 minutes. Then take it out and cut it like a Pizza and let it be for a few minutes until gets a little cold and enjoy!
(Photo: the picture did not come out really well but the food is great if everything is followed correctly)

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