STACKED TORTILLA PIE

Last night I made a stacked tortilla pie and a simple salad.  It was very tasty!  

Sliced pie 

I used a recipe from Too Hot Tamales and modified it a bit.  I'll post both the salad recipe, and tortilla pie recipe at the end.

Before the oven 

Right before they go into the oven.

Out of the oven 

Out of the oven.

Plate 

I made a simple salad to go with it.  It was good, but something not quite as tangy would have been better–like a mexican rice dish.

Cucumbers 

Salad 2 

I usually make this very easy vinegarette dressing.  

Dressing
 

Salad 

Staci 

Staci was on hand to help.
 

Stacked Tortilla Pie

24 corn tortillas

1 pound of grated Monterey Jack cheese

2 cups of red enchilada sauce  ( you can make a home made sauce, I chose Hatch roasted tomato enchilada sauce from a can)

6 jalepenos seeded, sliced thinly

1 medium onion diced

1 bunch of cilantro chopped, leaf only

1 cup of grated farmers cheese for topping

For the filling:  in a large bowl, mix the grated cheese, diced onion, chopped cilantro, and sliced jalepenos

Heat the enchilada sauce in a large saucepan or skillet over medium high.

Dip a tortilla in the enchilada sauce until it is completely coated, and place on a large baking sheet.  Scatter 2 tablespoons of cheese filling on top of tortilla and repeat until you have 6 stacks, each containing 4 tortillas. 

Bake in a 350 degree oven until the pies are heated through and cheese is melted.  20 minutes.

To serve, pour 1/4 cup of remaining enchilada sauce on to a dinner plate, and place stacked pie on plate with a spatula.  Top with grated farmers cheese.

*When I make this again, I will add shredded lettuce on top, and I also think cooked shredded chicken breast would be good in the cheese mix.

Simple Summer Salad

Washed mixed greens

Grape tomatoes cut in half

2/3 of a cucumber, seeded

1/2 small red onion sliced thin

Dressing (this is a great simple dressing when you don't have fresh ingredients on hand)

3 parts good quality olive oil

1 part vinegar  (you can use balsamic, or red wine vinegar)

garlic salt

basil

freshly ground pepper

Toss greens, cucumber, tomatoes, and onion into a bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together oil and vinegar, add seasonings to taste, and whisk again.  You can also add a small pinch of sugar to take the edge off.