Dolce Mangia
Sweet Eats
Stacked Enchilada Pie

1 onion (about 8 oz), peeled and chopped

2 red bell peppers (about 1 lb total), rinsed, stemmed, seeded, and chopped

2 cloves garlic, peeled and pressed or minced

2 t cumin seeds

1 t vegetable oil

1 package (1 lb) frozen corn kernels, thawed

2 cans (about 15 oz each) black beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 c chopped fresh cilantro

1 can (19 oz) red chili (enchilada) sauce

8 flour tortillas (10”)

3 c shredded pepper jack or plain jack cheese (about 9 oz)

1 1/2 c crumbled cotija cheese (about 8 oz)

1 firm-ripe avocado (about 6 oz)

Fresh cilantro sprigs, rinsed


In a 5- to 6-quart nonstick pan over high heat, frequently stir onion, bell peppers, garlic, and cumin seeds in 1 teaspoon oil until the onion is limp, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in corn, beans, and chopped cilantro; remove pan from heat.


Pour the chili sauce into a 12-inch rimmed pizza pan or 10-inch pie pan. Dip a tortilla in sauce to coat both sides lightly; lift tortilla out, letting excess sauce drip back into pan. Set tortilla in an oiled 10-inch cheesecake pan with removable rim at least 3 inches tall (see notes). Spread 1/7 (about 1 cup) of the vegetable filling level over tortilla. Sprinkle evenly with 1/3 cup jack cheese and 3 tablespoons cotija cheese. Repeat layers, making a total of seven; top with last tortilla. Reserve any leftover chili sauce and remaining jack and cotija cheeses. Cover pan with an oiled piece of foil, oiled side down. Set pan in a rimmed 10- by 15-inch baking pan.


Bake enchilada pie in a 350° regular or 325° convection oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until hot (160°) in the center, 30 to 40 minutes longer.


Before serving, in a microwave-safe bowl, in a microwave oven on full power (100%), heat remaining chili sauce until hot, 20 to 30 seconds. Pit, peel, and slice avocado.


 Run a knife between pie and pan rim to loosen. Remove rim, set pie on a platter, and drizzle with chili sauce. Arrange avocado slices in a ring on pie, sprinkle with remaining jack and cotija cheeses, and garnish with cilantro sprigs. Cut into wedges to serve.


Time: 90 minutes   Serves: 8

This has great presentation and reheats well. Source:

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