Spicy Bean and Beef Pie

"If you are looking to try something different -- here's your chance. This is very filling -- and left overs are GREAT. Although the recipe lists several things to top the "pie" with -- be creative and add whatever sounds good to you."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • In a skillet, cook beef and garlic until beef is browned, drain.
  • In a large bowl, combine soup, 1 cup picante sauce, cornstarch, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper, mix well.
  • Fold in beans, 1 ¼ cup cheese, ½ cup onions and the beef mixture.
  • Place bottom crust in a 10” pie pan. Pour beef mixture in crust.
  • Top with remaining pastry, seal and flue edges. Cut slits in the top crust.
  • Bake at 425 for 30-35 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
  • Garnish with sour cream, olives, remaining picante, cheese and onions.

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  1. HopeR
    I have been making this recipe for years. It is a family favorite! Even better the second day!
  2. nursedb
    I took the advice of some of you and omitted the soup because we don't care for the smokey taste of it and our dinner came out delicious. I also forgot to add the garlic but it was wonderful!
  3. wife2abadge
    Very filling and yummy. We got about 9 servings out of it. I made a few changes, using Smart Ground instead of beef, lowfat cheese, only half the can of soup (next time I'd leave it out -- didn't like the flavor), and only 3 T of cornstarch. It was really tasty, but the bottom pastry got a bit soggy. I think it would be good with just a top crust or -- even better -- a cornmeal top crust.
  4. bernrome
    The filling is very good. Great to eat on a cold night.
  5. mini_1
    This was really good and filling. Next time I make it, I might skip the Bean w/Bacon Soup as I don't much care for the flavor. Thanks for the post.


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