Here’s another winning recipe from my sweet coworker, Janna. She hosted us all for a Christmas party this year and served ALL KINDS of delicious food- including this black bean pie. I have to admit, when she first told me about it, I was a little curious about the ingredients; I wasn’t sure it sounded like something I’d like. However, after one taste, I was hooked! It’s the easiest dish in the world to whip up- canned black beans, salsa, cheese, tortillas and pie crust- that’s it! This is one of those perfect weeknight meals for when you need to feed your family in a hurry. It would be a new and fun alternative to “taco night”! It’s delicious and we both love it! Thanks, Janna, for another delicious recipe!

Black Bean Pie

2 9-inch pie crusts
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup salsa (your favorite store-bought brand or homemade)
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 flour tortillas
cilantro (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Press one of the pie crusts in the bottom of a pie plate.
In a large bowl, combine the beans and salsa. Spread 1/3 of the mixture in the bottom of the pie plate. Top with 1/3 of the cheese and a sprinkling of cilantro, then one of the flour tortillas. Repeat with another 1/3 of the bean mixture, cheese and cilantro and tortilla. Finally, spread the last of the bean mixture, cheese and cilantro. Top with the 2nd pie crust and seal the edges. Make 4 small slits in the center of the crust with a small knife.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Serve with sour cream and additional cilantro, if desired.

Recipe source: my friend Janna, who got it from her mother

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  1. YUM! This looks like some crazy modified quesadilla. What a neat idea!

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    Comment by Hezzi-D — February 21, 2011 @ 7:53 AM

  2. This looks super yummy. What a great idea!

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    Comment by Noelle — February 21, 2011 @ 8:13 AM

  3. I have never heard of black bean pie but now that I’m seeing it, wish I had some to enjoy for breakfast. haha Looks delish!

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    Comment by Eliana — February 21, 2011 @ 9:11 AM

  4. What a fun, easy idea for dinner!

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    Comment by Tracey — February 21, 2011 @ 11:09 AM

  5. Thanks guys! It is definitely a keeper! :)

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    Comment by amy — February 21, 2011 @ 5:07 PM

  6. What a great idea for a winter supper. This really sounds delicious. I’m new to your blog and I’ve been browsing through your earlier entries. I really like the food and recipes you feature for your readers. I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

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    amy Reply:

    How sweet, Mary, thank you! I’m so happy you like my site! Thank you for your sweet comment!

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    Comment by Mary — February 21, 2011 @ 5:40 PM

  7. That is one tasty looking black bean pie!

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    amy Reply:

    Thank you, Kevin!

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    Comment by Kevin (Closet Cooking) — February 28, 2011 @ 8:15 PM

  8. I turned this recipe into a snack size version using a muffin-tin instead of a pie pan! They are just as delicious and oh, so cute. Thanks for the simple recipe that could be so quickly turned into mini-me’s!

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    Comment by Lindsey — January 14, 2012 @ 5:29 PM

  9. Made this tonight and I loved it! Thank you!

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    amy Reply:

    Great to hear! Thanks for letting me know!

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    Comment by Andrea — March 20, 2012 @ 8:13 PM

  10. i tried your recipe and made the black bean pie, it tasted delicious

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    Comment by ellon — March 19, 2014 @ 6:21 PM

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