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Easy Vegetarian Recipe: Black Bean Tortilla Stack Print

Meatless Monday plant-based recipe

In our family we call this easy vegetarian recipe “Mexican Pie” since you slice this into wedges.  Use the ratios of the ingredients below as a rough guide and add more or less of certain ingredients depending your taste preferences.

easy vegetarian recipe for black bean mexican pie

Makes 8 servings

What you need:

1 package of whole grain flour tortilla shells (about 8 tortillas that are roughly 7 inches wide)
1 chopped large onion
1 diced red/orange/yellow pepper
optional: diced jalapeño peppers
1 cup frozen or fresh cooked kernel corn
2 cans (540 ml or 19oz each) drained and rinsed black beans
2 cups salsa (or more!)
2 cups grated cheddar cheese or mexican cheese blend

How you prepare:

  1. Spray one spring form pan or two pie plates with oil.
  2. Sauté onions and peppers until tender in a bit of oil.  Mix with beans and corn.
  3. Place a tortilla at the bottom of pan/pie plate.
  4. Put a layer of bean mixture on top of shell, a layer of salsa, a layer of cheese and then a tortilla shell and repeat layers until bean mixture is gone.
  5.  Top with a tortilla shell and cheese.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with sour cream and sliced or diced avocado or guacamole.
  8. Hint: If you have leftovers once this recipe cools you can slice into wedges for lunch the next day or freeze in single servings for future reheated lunches.

meatless monday easy vegetarian recipe using black beans

Per serving:

Calories 524 calories
Carbohydrates 75 g
Protein 27 g
Fat 15 g
Dietary Fiber  15 g

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