This is a meatless Mexican dish that I made for a dinner group. Everyone complimented me on how good it was, so I don't think it will let you down either. Anything with numerous layers always frightens me a little, but trust me-- this so SO easy! :)
8 Layer Tortilla Bake
8 flour tortillas, burrito size (corn tortillas could also be used)
2 cans refried beans
1 can black beans
2 cups salsa, divided
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 tomato, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
3 cups shredded cheese, any variety, I used mozzarella, cheddar and a Mexican cheese blend
** feel free to use more or less cheese, I didn't measure mine, so this is only an approximation of what I used**
Combine 1 cup salsa, 2 cans refried beans and garlic powder. Separately (from refried bean mixture) mix black beans, remaining salsa, diced tomato and chopped cilantro.
Use cooking spray to coat a pizza pan (or large cookie sheet, anything large enough to allow the tortilla to lay flat). Place first tortilla on pan and top with enough refried bean mixture to cover; top with cheese. Place second tortilla on top. Cover with enough black bean mixture to cover and top again with cheese. Continue layering like previous two layers until you reach the eigth tortilla. On the eight tortilla, spread the last of the refried bean mixture, top with cheese and loosely cover with tin foil.
Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with additional salsa and sour cream along with any other toppings of your choice. I served it with lettuce, black olives and extra tomatoes also.
I had to laugh when Lucas (my boyfriend) said, "it was really good, but it would have been better with some meat!" I laughed because it was something my dad would definitely say. So, next time I make it... I might just try adding some meat... I think it would be good with ground beef, seasoned steak or chicken. And, hopefully next time I can take a picture before it disappears!