Serves a Crowd

Mel's Bean Pie

December 29, 2009
2 Ratings
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

While 'bean pie' may not sound delicious, it definitely tastes delicious! My mom (Mel) made this bean pie all the time when I was a kid, and I absolutely love it! It's like chili inside a what's not to love!? I love mushrooms, so I use about 2 cups, and sometimes I sautee them in butter first (rather than cooking with the beef) for extra flavor, but to save time, either way works! —Loves Food Loves to Eat

What You'll Need
  • For the Pie
  • 1-2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 medium sized white onion- diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves- minced
  • 1-2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup canned or stewed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce (your choice, I like Tapatio)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste (about 1 teaspoon of each)
  • 1 can kidney beans- rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black or pinto beans- rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • Pastry for double crust pie (just pick your favorite pie crust recipe)
  • For the Garnish
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • black olives
  • green onions
  • salsa
  1. Preheat oven to 425. In a skillet, cook beef, onion, mushrooms, and garlic until beef is browned, drain.
  2. In a large bowl, sour cream, milk, tomatoes (with their sauce), cornstarch, parsley, paprika, salt & pepper; mix well.
  3. Fold in beans, cheese, green onions and beef mixture.
  4. Line deep dish pie plate with pastry; fill with bean mixture. Top with remaining crust; seal and flute edges. Cut slits in the top crust.
  5. Bake for 30 –35 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Garnish with sour cream, olives, salsa, cheese & onions.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • TheWimpyVegetarian
  • Loves Food Loves to Eat
    Loves Food Loves to Eat
  • mrslarkin
  • mariaraynal
  • lastnightsdinner

6 Reviews

TheWimpyVegetarian April 19, 2010
What a great idea!! It's got to be a hit in ANY age group. Love it!
Loves F. January 6, 2010
Thanks for the great comments! =)
mrslarkin January 5, 2010
Sounds amazing. Great picture!
mariaraynal December 30, 2009
Simply terrific.
lastnightsdinner December 29, 2009
This sounds like total comfort food. Yum!
MrsWheelbarrow December 29, 2009
What is not to love in this recipe? Sounds so good.