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.


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.


Salad 2 

I usually make this very easy vinegarette dressing.  




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


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.