10 Minute Mexican Pie

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Mexican Pie

1 Can Chicken
1 Can Low-fat Refried Beans
1 medium jar of Salsa
4 – 8 oz of shredded cheese (half a bag)
1 package burrito size tortillas, corn or flour
1 microwave safe pie plate
SaranWrap

This is SO EASY! Place a tortilla in the bottom of the pie plate; it will fold up the sides a little, like a pie crust.  If you’re concerned about the tortilla ripping, pop the plate and tortilla into the microwave for 10-15 seconds.  This will make the tortilla more pliable.

Layer chicken, salsa, beans, and cheese. Add another tortilla. Layer other ingredients again. Optional: Top with third tortilla. Cover entire pie plate with SaranWrap. Microwave for 8 minutes.

Optional: For a crispier top, remove SaranWrap and put under broiler for 2 minutes.

Cut into slices and serve warm. To keep with the pie theme, put dollops of sour cream on each slice. For extra pizazz, sprinkle diced tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese over the top of the pie.

Variations

  • Hate canned chicken? Use hamburger instead. For extra flavor, turn it into a taco meat pie.
  • Make a 7-layered burrito inspired pie! This can be vegetarian, chicken, or hamburger. Cook Mexican dirty rice according to package or make your own with this recipe. The tortilla layers will be the same; but for the inside layers, layer refried beans, rice, cheese, chunky salsa, diced tomatoes, and meat (if used). After cooking, dollop the top of the pie with sour cream and guacamole and sprinkle shredded lettuce over the top
  • Use your bean! Use black beans, pinto beans, or ranch-style beans instead of refried beans.
  • For a spicy pie, use a can of Rotel tomatoes instead of (or in addition to) salsa or regular diced tomatoes. The easiest way to spread Rotel tomotes is to mix them in with the meat.
  • Use prepared cresent rolls or bisquick mix instead of tortillas. Also, try crushed tortilla chips or Fritos.
  • Try nacho cheese or left over queso dip inside the pie instead of shredded cheese. (Think Cheesy Beef and Bean burrito!)

This is a new family favorite because it’s so fast and so GOOD! I also love how easy it is to switch up without added too much time.

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