8 Layer Tortilla Pie {Vegetarian with Vegan Options}

How festive is this 8 layer tortilla pie?  Made with layers of corn tortillas, black beans, onions, corn and cheese.  The bean and corn mixture is cooked in a vegan beer for added flavor.  For a complete listing of vegetarian/vegan-friendly beer, please visit my favorite resource:  www.barnivore.com  (No affiliation to TheVegLife, they are just awesome for what they do 🙂 )  You could also use vegetable broth here.

I get asked alot for vegetarian variations of the recipes I post and really, this could be vegan with just a simple substitute of the cheddar cheese.  I usually try to make my recipes vegan because those substitutions are more of a challenge.

Top with a dollop of sour cream (or vegan sour cream) and a little salsa.  Serve warm.  We made ours in these single serve 4″ springform pans (found on Amazon.com) and used a cookie cutter to trim the tortillas, but you could also do this in any traditional pan and slice into wedges.

Happy {simple} Cinco de Mayo 🙂

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8 Layer Tortilla Pie

This would be great with a layer of refried beans and maybe even some diced tomatos.  It’s such a versatile concept, add your favorites.  Just be sure not to add too much moisture or the tortillas won’t crisp up.

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8 Layer Tortilla Pie

8 Layer Tortilla Pie {Vegetarian with Vegan Options}

Servings 4


  • 4 Corn or Flour Tortillas
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 1 can Black Beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 C fresh or frozen Corn
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 3/4 C vegan Beer see www.barnivore.com to search brands
  • 1 Scallion/Green Onion
  • 2 C shredded Cheddar or vegan Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream or Vegan Sour Cream for garnish, if desired
  • Salsa for serving if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large saute pan on medium-high heat, add 1 tsp of vegetable oil and the diced onion. Cook until soft and translucent.
  3. Add the black beans and corn along with the beer. You could add garlic and taco seasoning here if you wish. Cook until most of the liquid is gone.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add 1/2 of the scallions, reserving the rest for garnish. Cook for 1 minute more.
  6. In a springform pan (we used mini's), cut the tortilla to fit. Place one in the bottom. Follow with 1/4 of the bean mixture. Top with 1/4 of the cheese.
  7. Repeat 3 more times.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Unmold from the pan.
  9. Top with a dollop of sour cream and salsa. Garnish with remaining scallions.
  10. The nutrition for this recipe is for two 4" pies or 1 thin 8" pie. You can certainly double the ingredients for a larger recipe.

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