Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Serve this hearty dish with a dollop of cilantro laden sour cream, some Spanish rice, and a mixed green salad. The ingredients for this recipe make a very small 7 inch pie. If you are using a normal sized pan, you might want to increase the amount of black beans to 2 cans, and adjust only the seasonings accordingly. The chopped onion and peppers can remain the same.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, add oil and saute onion, green pepper until tender.
  3. Add beans, salsa, red pepper, chili powder, cayenne and salt and pepper.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Spoon half of the mixture into one of the pie crusts lining a pie plate.
  6. Cover with half of the cheese.
  7. Spoon remaining bean mix on top and then the rest of the cheese.
  8. Cover with second pie crust.
  9. Bake for 1 hour.


Most Helpful

My husband was out when I was preparing this, and returned to see me pulling a 'pie' out of the oven. He anxiously asked me what kind it was and then paled when I said it was Black Bean. However, his expression changed considerably when he tasted it. This is a definate keeper. The flavors are great. It is like bean enchilladas in a pie crust. After starting this recipes, I realized that I didn't have any bottled salsa. I substituted some canned diced tomatoes with green chilies and upped the amount of the other spices a little. I am anxious to try it with salsa.

Ms B. October 17, 2003

This was quick and easy to prepare. The only thing I did different was I criss-crossed the top crust rather than use the whole thing. Just a personal preference. This made a delicious entree. I served a pineapple/mandarin orange salad and corn muffins with it. Geema, I thank you for sharing this recipe. It has been added to my permanent recipe collection!

Junebug March 25, 2003

I really enjoyed this recipe. Instead of adding the shredded cheese between layers I made a mixture of half sour cream and half salsa. This gave the pie a bit more moisture. I'll make this one again for sure.

rewetzel1 December 29, 2009

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