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The César Chávez Eight Layer Tortilla Pie

Eight Layer Tortilla Pie Recipe Card
Eight Layer Tortilla Pie Recipe Card

César Chávez has always made everything just a bit better. In his honor Mr. Chávez, we give you this easy to make Eight Layer Tortilla Pie Tex-Mex Recipe. It’s a way better way than a 7 layered dip and chips.

Layer the flour tortillas with seasoned taco meat and your favorite toppings like refried beans, cheese and avocado. To serve, cut into wedges.


Eight Layer Tortilla Pie

This Mexican layered pie recipe is full of yummy ingredients for an easy weeknight dinner or party favor.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 299kcal
Author Mike Gonzalez


  • 1 lbs ground beef or any meat you prefer
  • 1 pack taco seasoning mix
  • cup water
  • 6 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 can refried beans 16 ounce can
  • 1 can 15 ounces black beans drained
  • 1 med tomato chopped
  • 1 can 2 1/4 ounces sliced black olives drained
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 large avocado chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped


  • Brown ground beef in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat, if desired. Stir in seasoning mix and water. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Place 2 of the tortillas, side-by-side, on a cutting board. Layer each tortilla with 1/4 each of the refried beans, beef mixture, black beans, tomato, olives, cheese, avocado, sour cream and green onions, spreading toppings towards the outer edge of tortillas. Top each with a tortilla. Repeat layers, ending with a tortilla. Serve immediately. Or wrap tortes with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • To serve, warm tortes slightly in the microwave. Slice into wedges with a serrated knife. Serve with salsa, if desired.


Calories: 299kcal

Did You Know?

César Estrada Chávez was an American labor leader, community organizer, businessman, and Latino American civil rights activist.

Born in Yuma, Arizona, to a Mexican American family, Chavez began his working life as a manual laborer before spending two years in the United States Navy. Relocating to California, where he married, he got involved in the Community Service Organization (CSO), through which he helped laborers register to vote.

In 1959, he became the CSO’s national director, a position based in Los Angeles. In 1962, he left the CSO to co-found the NFWA, based in Delano, California, through which he launched an insurance scheme, credit union, and the El Malcriado newspaper for farmworkers.



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