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Yum, yum, yum! This is just wonderful! I substituted butter for the shortening, and pinto beans instead of kidney, and added more spices than called for; but I just loved the result. The crust is a tender, puffy biscuit, and the filling is like a rich, smokey burrito. I topped with queso fresco cheese, green onions, and sour cream. Loved it, and will definitely make again! Well worth the calories, I can diet tomorrow!
I made a low carb and vegan version of this that is much lower in calories. What I love about this recipe, is that it was so easy to modify without hoping everything would turn out good. To start with - I eliminated the crust and replaced with with a low-carb tortilla from "La Tortilla Smart & Delicious" at the bottom of a pie dish. By replacing the pie crust with a low carb torilla, you only have (for the whole crust) 90 Calories, 3 grams fat, 6 net carbs and 13 grams of Fiber!! Which means if you divide this pie by 4 servings/people, that means each person gets 22.5 calories each!!!!!! NICE! Substituted the meat with Lightlife Veggie protein crumbles which have 14 grams of protein and ZERO GRAMS of FAT! I left the rest of the spice and beans as directed and topped this pie with: Fresh salsa from the produce section, a sprinkle of vegan cheddar cheese and romaine lettuce (because Romaine has more nutrients, regular lettuce has no nutrional value) Original recipe was 650 calories with 455 calories from FAT! :-O My modifications I was able to DRASTICALLY REDUCE: calories, fat, and carbs. So, now I can enjoy a pie like this and put off heart-bypass surgery for another 10 years!
We loved this! Made as posted except when I went into my cabinet I discovered that I hadn't any kidney nor black beans so used garbanzo which looked unique-lol- but tasted great. The three of us ate the whole thing. Thank you momaphet for sharing.
Yummy! This is a great meal for dinner. We all enjoyed, even my picky eaters ate this!!!This is a KEEPER! Made for PRMR!!!!
Loved the crust. I made no changes to the recipe. Delicious, we all loved it.