Change up Taco Tuesdays with this Corn and Black Bean Tortilla Tart! Simple, savory and so flavorful, it’s like a baked Mexican pizza!
Who can resist cheesy, gooey, spicy, rich, flavorful food with a kick? Not me. It’s no wonder after our love for Korean and Asian food, Mexican food comes in second.
This fabulous cookbook came to me just days before Cinco de Mayo. The timing was perfect and I immediately made the Ultimate Beef Nachos, (page 30). Oh my goodness. . soooooo good.
And with the nachos, I made their chunky guacamole (page 22) and the fresh tomato salsa (page 19) . . because you gotta have guacamole and salsa with your nachos.
I’ve said this probably a thousand times here on the blog, but I’ll say it again. . I swear by the cookbooks written by America’s Test Kitchen. They test the heck out of recipes so you know the recipes are solid. They explore different techniques in which to prepare food. . even the ones you never thought of! They explain the science behind everything, why their recipes work and make the recipes easy and achievable for literally anyone.
Anyone who puts their mind to cooking can cook. Anyone.
I’m happily adding this cookbook to my six other cookbooks from ATK. The New Family Cookbook is my go-to for special events, meals at home and entertaining and because my husband loves Mexican food more than I do, we’ll be cooking our way through this one for sure.
America’s Test Kitchen and I are partnering today to give one lucky reader a chance to win this book. If you’re a Mexican food lover, this one absolutely needs to be added to your cookbook collection. In fact, if you don’t win and you’re a Mexican food lover, you simply need to just buy this book.
This cookbook literally covers everything. From appetizers and drinks to soups, stews and chilis to burritos, chimichangas, and quesadillas to all vegetarian Mexican dishes. This cookbook has something for everyone.
I also love that the cookbook has recipes that may surprise you. . like this delicious Salmon with Roasted Salsa Verde (page 220). If you know me, you know I love salsa verde. Love it!
I made and am sharing the Corn and Black Bean Tortilla Tart (from page 248) today because when I was flipping through the book, I immediately thought. . this is a Mexican pizza!!! I love it! Plus, it’s so easy to make and simply delicious.
I love love love anything with a corn salsa (like my Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl!) I could literally just devour this stuff by the spoonfuls. I love fresh mixes like this.
You guys. . this corn and black bean tortilla tart. . is AMAZING.
It’s so incredibly easy to make and so flavorful. The hardest part for me was mashing the black bean mixture fast enough so I could bake this sucker and taste it. I did run out of my black bean mixture because I think I piled it on a little too much in my first couple of layers (was too excited) so I did not add some on the top layer but again, it’s in all the other layers of this tart.
Change up Taco Tuesdays with this Corn and Black Bean Tortilla Tart!!! Your family will love this! And enter the giveaway below! Mexican food lovers, you want this cookbook!
Corn and Black Bean Tortilla Tart
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 1/2 cups fresh or thawed frozen corn
- 2 large plum tomatoes cored and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 4 scallions sliced thin
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- salt and pepper
- 1 onion chopped fine
- 1 jalapeño chile stemmed, seeded and minced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
- 3/4 cup vegetable broth
- 4 10-inch flour tortillas
- 6 ounces cheddar cheese shredded (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 2 ounces queso fresco crumbled (1/2 cup)
- Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add corn and cook, stirring occasionally, until kernels begin to brown and pop, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to large bowl and let cool slightly. Stir in tomatoes, scallions, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and lime juice, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Wipe skillet clean with paper towels. Add 1 tablespoon oil and the chopped onions to skillet and cook over medium heat until softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in jalapeño, garlic, and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in beans and broth and cook until liquid has nearly evaporated, for about 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and mash beans with a potato masher until mostly smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Line rimless or inverted baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with remaining oil. Place 1 tortilla on prepared sheet. Spread one-quarter of mashed beans over the top, leaving a 1/2 inch border around the edge. Sprinkle with one-quarter of the corn mixture, one quarter of the cheddar and one-quarter of the queso fresco. Repeat with remaining tortillas, beans, corn, cheddar and queso fresco to make layered tart.
- Bake tart until the cheese is melted and slightly brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then slide onto cutting board using parchment; discard parchment paper. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro over top. Cut into wedges and serve.
Recipe shared here with permission from America’s Test Kitchen. Recipe on pages 248-249.
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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I was provided a copy of the cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen to review. The giveaway is sponsored by ATK. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
My favorite Mexican dish is Chicken Tortilla Soup; my second favorite is Chili Relleno.
I didn´t even know about the ATK recipe books.. I love Mexican food, along with Italian, Thai and Greek (and ofcourse South African) it´s my most favorite foods in the whole wide world! I want to try this corn salsa recipe.. Happy week Alice!
I am always down for tart. Especially when it’s got Mexican flair! It looks seriously cheesy and so, so good.
That salmon looks like a winner, too! I have to get me a copy of that!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I love the idea of making a tortilla tart, Alice! Such a fun way to jazz up Mexican food. And even better that my husband would love this, too!
Love this tortilla tart! The corn salsa looks so fresh and I’m drooling over all those pretty layers! Love all the bright and beautiful colors too!
That tortilla tart looks amazing. Always looking for different ideas and this sounds like a great one.
Looks delicious! I will definitely try this!
Love this tortilla tart Alice! I got the book at Costco and loved everything I cooled from it! Pinned of course!
David @ Spiced says
A tortilla tart…what a clever idea! This would indeed be perfect for Taco Tuesday tomorrow. I’ll have to check out that book ASAP, too! 🙂
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
Oh a tortilla tart! That’s so fun and right up my alley. Mexican food all day, everyday for me. I don’t think I ever tired of it!
Besides pasta, Mexican food is pretty much my life! I absolutely adore it in any way shape or form, so these tarts, yup, pretty much adore them. 🙂
Melanie @ Carmel Moments says
My favorite Mexican dish is chicken tacos. Nom nom!
These all look fabulous though. America’s Test Kitchen is rock solid. Love it!
Annie @ ciaochowbambina says
Please find me the person who can resist cheesy, gooey, spicy, rich, flavorful food with a kick. I just don’t think that person exists! Especially with food like this around! This looks beyond delicious, Alice!! I am imagining the flavors, now!
This looks so absolutely delicious! I love Cooks Illustrated, and I’ve never seen this cookbook. I just got The Complete Vegetarian Cook Book from them, and I’m loving it. This one is next on my wish list!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
This weekend, my daughter and I were craving Mexican so badly – we ended up going to Moe’s (like Chipotle) twice – and we don’t usually eat out – but I so wish I had seen this tortilla tart – this sounds so so good!
I don’t have any ATK cookbooks, isn’t that terrible! This one needs to be my first because I love Mexican food. And this tart looks SO great — it definitely needs to happen soon!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
I love everything that I have tried so far in the new America’s Test Kitchen cookbook. This corn and black bean tart looks amazing. I need to try this recipe next!
Looks like a fantastic book, Alice! Thanks for sharing. This layered tortilla tart looks and sounds amazing. What a fabulous idea!
Oh I LOVE ATK cookbooks. I can swear by their recipes too…especially the desserts! I just won this Mexican recipes one over on Ashley’s blog and I can’t wait to get it. Going to make this tart first…coz corn is my kryptonite.
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
YES, always guacamole and nachos! I have to say, tostada bowls would probably have to be my favorite. I love dishing up all the goodies into a crunchy, edible bowl!
This tart looks SO delish, Alice! I never would have thought of layering the tortillas like this!
Maryanne @ the little epicurean says
Give me Mexican food any day and I’ll be happy!
I LOVE ATK! Their cookbooks are the only cookbooks I truly trust. Plus, the science nerd in me loves reading about the chemical processes and reactions that occur during cooking/baking/etc. 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
We actually made something similar the other day, but I am loving all the colours in yours. Really bright and fresh.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
I seriously love these. Anything Mexican is fantastic in my book. I am having a slight obsession with Mexican food lately!
that does look super delicious! yum!
Starla B says
That looks absolutely delicious. Mexican food is definitely one of my favorites. I love fresh carne asada corn tacos! 🙂
Renee @ Two in the Kitchen says
OMG, I need that cookbook! America’s Test Kitchen is the BEST! This Tart is just killing me, it is totally my kind of food. It looks delicious! Pinned. 🙂
Maria|Pink Patisserie says
That cookbook looks like a keeper! And I completely agree with you about how amazing all their books are! I’m definitely going to get my hands on that one. I’m dying for a slice of that tortilla, wowza!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
Oh my god this looks amazing! My aunt makes a mean tortilla casserole but this could give her a run for her money 🙂
Allie | Baking a Moment says
What a fun idea to create a tart from stacks of tortillas! I love everything ATK does too- their books are always my go-to. 😉
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
I need that cookbook! And this tart! Give me all the cheesy spicy goodness 🙂
I think nachos are my favorite—I used to order them for dinner back before kids 🙂 I love ATK recipes and this cookbook looks like another winner 🙂
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I love this idea for taco Tuesday! I think I just found tomorrow night’s dinner!
Melissa | Bits of Umami says
My favorite Mexican dish has gotta be the chile relleno.
This Tortilla Tart is looking all kinds of wonderful. That corn salsa is just perfect!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
Alice – This is fabulous. Thank you for sharing the recipe from an awesome sounding cookbook. We love Mexican flavors in my house. I think that this would be a big hit.
Julie | This Gal Cooks says
Oh what a fun idea! I love Mexican pizzas and this is so similar to a Mexican Pizza. I may be drooling all over my desk right now. 😉
Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire says
Mexican is so good and this tortilla tart thing going on over here is making my tummy go crazy. I swear, it’s trying to come out and reach through the scream to gobble this up. America’s Test Kitchen is my go-to for pretty much everything and I trust their recipes implicitly because of the reasons you mentioned. I need this book in my life!
This is exactly the kind of meal that would hit the spot at our house! Can’t get enough Mexican flavor around here.
Courtney Demers says
I love enchiladas! But really anything Mexican makes me happy-Taco Tuesday is real in our house!!
Marissa | Pinch and Swirl says
This is seriously my kind of comfort food. Totally drool worthy!!
Penny Mecklenburg says
My favorite mexican food is chile verde. I have had it cooked a few different ways and love them all. I absolutely love America’s Test Kitchen recipes. I will wear this book OUT!!!