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Black Bean Tortilla Pie

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. Bake: 15 min.


6 servings

I found this southwestern entree a while ago but decreased the cheese and increased the herbs originally called for. It's one of my toddler's favorite meals. She always smiles when she sees it on the table. —Wendy Kelly, Petersburg, New York
Black Bean Tortilla Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add green pepper, onion, cumin and pepper; cook and stir until vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in beans and broth. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/3 cup, stirring occasionally. Stir in corn and green onions; remove from heat.
  3. Place 1 tortilla in a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray. Layer with 1-1/2 cups bean mixture and 1/4 cup cheese. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining tortilla. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Loosen sides from pan with a knife; remove rim from pan. Cut into 6 wedges.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 353 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 842mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 very lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • Susanksue
    May 2, 2018

    Made this for the family tonight, quick easy and very good. I did add extra cumin and next time I'll add some chopped cilantro. The trick is to allow the broth to reduce until there's very little liquid left in bottom of skillet. Will make this again. I served this with salsa and sour cream.

  • darlyn29
    Mar 3, 2017

    Very good with lots of flavor and I added jalapenos. ;)

  • amehart
    Mar 2, 2017

    Made this for a Lenten meal and it was fabulous! The house smelled so good and everyone loved it. The only thing I did differently was to add some finely chopped jalapeno because we love spicy, but other than that I made it exactly as the recipe and was perfect. Will be making this a lot! Don't forget the sour cream and salsa on top!

  • sgronholz
    Feb 25, 2017

    My husband and I thought that this recipe was great! It was very easy to prepare and tasted absolutely delicious...I can't wait to make it again!

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Feb 8, 2017

    Tasty and a fun idea, but ours was a little soggy and didn't absorb all the liquid. The only changes I made were to use whole wheat tortilas and chicken in place of one can of beans. I baked it 20 minutes, but maybe it needed longer?

  • nyshia
    Jun 13, 2014

    I live in Germany so ended up using some slightly different ingredients, but I think it turned out really well. The biggest difference being using black beans canned in chili sauce and rinsing the chili sauce off which leaves some pleasantly seasoned black beans which I think really brought the recipe home. I'd definitely recommend this recipe, its very very good and will be used by my family from now on.

  • Karabelle
    Feb 1, 2013

    I made this last night in preparation for Lent, and found it delicious. I used onion/chili tortillas from Trader Joes, and used canned chilies instead of green peppers, and their frozen roasted corn, and twice as much cheese. I was afraid of the liquid, but it cooked down and the thing was solid and cut beautifully into large, filling wedges. I thought it wouldn't be enough for four people, but it's very filling. I would top with sour cream and pico de gallo. I will also add sliced black olives. I did add some extra cumin and red pepper because we like spicy. Overall, a great recipe for Lent and my husband who hates vegetarian dishes usually said I could make it any time.

  • Cwaz23
    Oct 9, 2012

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  • alexiscwagner
    Jul 3, 2012

    My husband liked this recipe but I didn't care for it much

  • Sweet_Claire
    Jun 25, 2012

    This was so delicious! Definitely will make again! I did add some cayenne pepper for some heat.