Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Quick and Easy: Tortilla Pie

Tortilla pie with a dollop of sour cream

These are easy to make and they look and taste delicious. Z was only too happy to help out and apart from chopping the onions, he basically cooked and assembled everything from start to finish. Great for a quick dinner fix and something a little different. I also made my own taco seasoning since I had all the ingredients I needed in the pantry. I omitted the Mexican chilli beans and used frozen mixed vegetables instead, and some hard boiled eggs which I sliced and popped in between the layers. The only thing missing was a red onion and tomato salsa and some avocado to serve with it. But nonetheless, it was still delicous!

Tortilla Pie


500g beef mince
1 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, finely diced
1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped
Taco seasoning (or make your own - see below)*
1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
420g can Mexican chilli beans (I substituted with some frozen mixed vegetables that I precooked in the microwave, or you can use other diced vegetables of your choice)
6-8 flour tortillas
2-3 hard boiled eggs (optional)
300g Mexican tomato salsa
250g grated Cheddar
150g sour cream
1 avocado, diced

* Taco seasoning:
1/2 tbsp ground cumin
1/2 tbsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1-2 tsp chilli powder (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180C and grease a 23cm pie plate. Heat up oil in the pan and fry the onions until softened, then add meat, breaking them up into tiny pieces and fry until browned. Add taco seasoning and lemon juice and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the coriander leaves and beans or mixed vegetables if used. Trasnfer into a bowl.
  2. Place a tortilla in the pie dish, spread some salsa over, then spoon over 1/2 cup of the mince mixture. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheddar. Continue layering with tortilla followed by salsa, mince and cheddar, and top off with a tortilla sprinkled with a little cheese. It should look dome-shaped.
  3. Bake for 15-25 minutes until cheese has melted and the tortillas are slighly crisp around the top and edges. Cut into wedges and serve with sour cream and avocado, and a tomato salad/salsa if desired.

Z having fun assembling the tortilla pie

1 comment:

May said...

Cha-boh, who puts hard boiled eggs in a tortilla pie? XD