How to make pinto bean pie

by M.D. Creekmore on July 21, 2011 · 18 comments

In your articles about cooking pinto beans, which I find very interesting, it was requested that anyone with a recipe using pinto beans should send them in. So I have a Pinto Bean recipe to share with you and others. It is one I found in a news paper years ago. Even our grandchildren enjoy this “Pinto Bean Pie.” This is a good recipe and you can’t even tell there are pinto beans in the pie.


Mix together,1 cup sugar, 1 cup cooked Pinto Beans, drained and mashed well, and 1 stick melted butter.

(If beans appear too dry, 1/4 cup milk may be added.)

Add 2 eggs, slightly beaten, plus I tablespoon water, 1 cup coconut flakes and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

May sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg on top if so desired.

Pour into an unbaked pie shell and bake for 50 – 60 minutes at 350 degrees.

Enjoy, Virginia R


AZ Rookie Prepper July 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

Thanks Virginia. I copied and printed this, will add to my collection, may even try it this weekend. Will let you know how it turns out.

Joe July 21, 2011 at 11:34 am

Ahh, very nice! Thanks for the recipe.

My wife makes a pecan pie with pinto beans in it. While you can tell a bit of difference from her normal (fantastic) recipe, it’s still very good and helps get some nutrition in you. She’s shared the recipe over on our blog site if you’re interested –

She also has a black bean brownies recipe that is terrific. I don’t think she’s posted that one yet though. I’ll talk with her about it.



Jingles July 22, 2011 at 12:44 am

Thanks Virginia and Joe! I am always looking for new and interesting ways to use the beans we store. The recipes both sound delicious! I can not wait to give them a try.

Joe July 22, 2011 at 10:30 am

You bet, Jingles. With a little creativity, beans can be added to a lot of different meals to provide additional substance and nutrition.


OhioPrepper July 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I’ d be interested in seeing them.

Joe July 27, 2011 at 8:15 am

Thanks OhioPrepper. Laura, my wife, just posted the recipe I mentioned. It’s here:

Nancy July 21, 2011 at 11:44 am

Hi Virginia,I am always on the look out for “something different”. This definitely does sound different. I can’t wait to try it. Thank You.

Nancy July 21, 2011 at 11:50 am

I forgot to say— and thank you, M.D. for passing on the recipe.

SrvivlSally July 21, 2011 at 5:45 pm

An interesting recipe. Coconut has been a family favorite and the recipe would go over well with my family members. Thank you for sharing it.

Burt July 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Totally off subject… Note to self… When moving from a cool area to a hot and humid area, Glass optics fog up! Grab the one with iron sights… I knew this on some level but in the excitement of the hunt I did not stop to think. Note to self… Stop and Think… I got the shot off by sighting down the barrel under the scope. That old barn cat will eat no more of my chickens… The bean recipe sounds good… Printed and filed… Thank you!

Mike S July 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm

wow that sounds like a lot of butter……

T.R July 21, 2011 at 10:30 pm

The gas has got to be deadly after eating that :) Gotta try it !!!!!

Joe July 22, 2011 at 10:35 am

Hahaahaha! Yeah, they can be I guess.

There are a few things you can do to lesson their effects though. Cooking with Summer Savory or Epazote is supposed to help.

You can also soak the beans overnight and change the water before cooking.

And some beans are inherently less problematic in that regard.

These are but a few things you can do to help stop the music as my wife calls it. She’s shared some additional tips over on our site as well.


T.R July 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Ohhhhhhhh but I dont want to lessen , matter of fact , I was thinking of adding pickled jalapeno peppers and a can of sardines on the side , with a beer for hang time .

AZ Rookie Prepper July 23, 2011 at 9:29 am

T.R., you forgot the hard boiled pickled eggs! That really livens up the band.

Joe July 27, 2011 at 8:20 am

Hey M.D. – My wife noticed that somehow we didn’t have a link to your site on our blogroll. I’ve gotten that fixed now.

Thanks and keep up the good work.


T.R July 31, 2011 at 10:37 pm

If you were born and raised in the rural southwest , and you run out of pinto beans or New Mexico chili powder , you will be VERY discontent ;)

jaxhaus October 1, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Beans, beans, the musical fruit.
The more you eat, the more you toot.
The more you toot, the better you feel.
So, eat beans every meal.

My great grandmother taught me this when I was but a wee lad.


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