How to Make a 7 Layer Meatless Tortilla Pie

Even when it comes to 7 layer dishes, vegetarians can also join in the fun. This layered bean dish will satisfy anyone for a meal.

Makes 6 servings.


  • 2 cans (about 15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup PACE Picante Sauce (or salsa)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) black beans, drained
  • 1 small tomato (about 1/2 cup), chopped
  • 7 (8 inch) tortillas
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese


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    Add the pinto beans to a medium sized bowl. Mash them thoroughly with a potato masher or fork. Add and stir in 1/4 cup of the Picante sauce to the pinto beans.
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    Add the remaining Picante sauce, garlic powder, cilantro, black beans, and tomato into a separate bowl. Mix thoroughly.
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    Lay a tortilla on a pre-greased cookie or baking sheet. Create the 7 layer pie with the following:
    • Add 3/4 cup of the pinto bean mixture and spread it evenly, to 12 inch (1.3 cm) from the shell edge. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese.
    • Add another tortilla shell. Spread 2/3 cup of the black bean mixture and 1/4 cup cheese.
    • Repeat layering twice.
    • Layer the last tortilla shell with the pinto bean mixture and any remaining cheese.
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    Cover the tortilla pie with foil and bake for 40 minutes at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
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    Serve with additional Picante sauce and cheese.

Sources and Citations

  • "7 Layer Meatless Tortilla Pie." Vegetarian 3 Books in 1. Illinois: Publications International Ltd., 2010. 174. Print.

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Categories: Vegetarian