Andy and I always try to cook enough dinner that we can have leftovers, which I bring to work for lunch during the week. But sometimes we find ourselves with an excess of leftovers, and we need to find more creative ways of using them up so that I don't have to eat the same lunch for days in a row.
This was the situation we were in after a dinner of nachos. Lots of leftover tomatoey, beany, sweet potato mix sat in the fridge, asking to be transformed into something delicious.
I thought of my ill-advised purchase of a $5 round silicon cake pan - it was too cheap and cakes don't bake properly in it. But, it is beautifully non-stick. So I decided it would be a good pan for a tortilla pie.
I cut tortillas to fit the pan, and then layered it with nacho filling and uncheese sauce. After the pie baked for 30 minutes, it was time for the moment of truth. I flipped it over and slid off the silicon pan, worried that it would fall apart, but success! It looked great.
And it sliced up pretty well, and was very tasted topped with salsa and jalapeno slices.
It was a respectable use of leftovers, especially served with potato wedges.