Sunday, November 17, 2013

Montezuma Pie

Bev decided she wanted to turn the remaining Cuban pork roast into Montezuma Pie using a recipe from My Recipes.

2 medium tomatoes, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 flour tortillas
Vegetable oil
2 cups cooked, diced pork
1 (8-ounce) carton commercial sour cream
3 whole green chiles, chopped
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Hot pepper slices

1. Place tomatoes in container of an electric blender; process until pureed. Combine tomatoes, onion, and salt in a saucepan; bring to a boil . Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
2. Cut tortillas into fourths; fry in 1/4 inch hot oil 5 seconds on each side or until softened and lightly browned. Drain well.
3. Layer one-third of tortillas in a lightly greased 2-quart casserole. Layer half of tomato mixture, diced pork, sour cream, green chiles, and cheese over tortillas. Repeat procedure.
4. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Place remaining tortillas around outside edge of casserole. Bake, uncovered, an additional 5 minutes. Garnish with hot pepper slices. Serve immediately.

Cooks notes: 
1. You’d better fry up extra tortillas or you may not have enough for the pie - with a little salt, they are addictive. 
2. I changed the cooking times a little based upon our outcome.

I’m not sure how much the flavors in the Cuban pork influenced the final taste of the dish, but I thought it was OMG delicious and when Madison tried it, she had a similar reaction.

Photos best if enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


11/3/13 meal date


  1. Hmm, did someone eat some of the tortillas a little early? So glad to see this happens at your house too :)

  2. Well if Madison had the omg reaction, this is a must make! This type of recipe is right up my alley. Pinned!

  3. this looks AMAZING! Definitely giving it a try.

  4. I love it when leftovers are repurposed to be a whole new and exciting dish. This one sounds absolutely delicious!

  5. Larry, Looks interesting...kind of like a Caribbean Frito pie! Laurie would love this dish...and I'd give it a try. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  6. Sounds delicious... Again, I say you need to write a cookbook--especially including things you do with left-overs... YUM.

  7. Oh my gosh that looks amazing!!!

  8. WOW, that looks and sounds amazing.. I can see where you had the OMG moment :)

  9. The new header is LOVELY! This dish is screaming my name. Seriously wishing I had a big bowl right now. YUM.

  10. Well it does look OMG delicious! And the header photo is stunning!

  11. Served up with a cold beer these would indeed be more addictive.

  12. Oh my goodness, that sounds AMAZING! I love dishes like this one.

  13. I think I would have the same reaction too! Wow they look delicious


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