Great Tastes of Manitoba

The Original Bean Pie

Pecans give it a crunch, but bean filling is very soft and airy.


  • 1/2 cup cooked, mashed Pinto beans (1 cup cooked beans = 1/2 cup mashed beans)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 9” unbaked pie shell
  • Pecan halves (optional)


  1. Cover Pinto beans with sufficient water and soak overnight.
  2. In morning, drain soaking water and add boiling water to beans. Simmer beans on stove until soft, stirring regularly.
  3. Drain beans and mash in blender.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and blend well.
  5. Pour into unbaked pie shell.
  6. Decorate with pecan halves (optional).
  7. Bake at 350˚F (180˚C) for 45 minutes.

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