I was always in love with those little frozen pot pies when I was younger. That was the very essence of comfort food to me - warm goodness baked into a flaky pie shell. Although it's been years since I've had one of those, I do still crave those sometimes.
I've made this a few times and it never disappoints. Black beans were always my favorite bean, and combined with the melted cheese and the flaky pie crust, it makes such a winning combination. This recipe is super easy, and can also be premade and frozen.
Black Bean Pie
1 tbsp olive oil
1 c onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 small can green chilies, diced
2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained
1/2 c salsa
1 1/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
3/4 tsp salt or Adobo seasoning
2 pie shells, unbaked
2 c shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 325. Heat oil in large pan. Add onion and green pepper, and saute until tender. Add chilies, beans, salsa, and seasonings. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 10 minutes. Place unbaked pie shell in deep dish pie pan. Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese mixture on bottom. Pour in 1/2 of the bean mixture. Top with 1/3 of cheese, and pour in rest of beans. Cover with remaining cheese and pie shell. Place into oven and bake 45 minutes, or until pie crust is golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.