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Satisfy Your Texas-Size Hunger with Quesadilla Pie

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Quesadilla pie is a great snack for a hungry appetite. It combines layers of tortillas filled with beans, tomatoes, shredded chicken, pork or beef with Monterey Jack cheese. Serve with avocados, tomato, lettuce, and sour cream on the side or on top. It’s quick and easy to make.

Quesadilla Pie

quesadilla pie

INGREDIENTS:

4 large flour tortillas (9-10 inches in diameter)

Butter

½ pound grated cheese, either mild or sharp cheddar of Monterey Jack

Beans, cooked (black beans or pinto beans)

Tomatoes, chopped

Onions (green or red onions)

Cooked shredded chicken, pork, or beef

Jalapeno peppers

Cumin or chili powder for extra heat

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter bottom and sides of pie dish (10-inch Pyrex).  Place one tortilla on the bottom of the pie dish.  Sprinkle some shredded cheese over tortilla.  At this point begin to add filling (beans, tomatoes, onions, chicken, pork, beef, peppers and chili powder).  Add second and third layer, repeating the process.  Add tortilla on top; spread a little butter over the surface of the top layer.  Cover dish in aluminum foil, put in oven at 400 degrees.  Cook for 15-20 minutes.  Cool for 10 minutes then cut into quarters.  Serve with avocado, shredded lettuce, cilantro, and sour cream.