Growing up in a little Northern USA city called New York, one of the thing you were likely to see were Black men wearing bow-ties who would say, “Bean pies, my brother?” They are usually small. If you ever purchased one then you know they are tasty little things. See this Bean Pie Recipe:
2 cups navy beans (cooked to according to package instructions)
Note: You’ll want to make sure that you have planned ahead to make this pie because you need to pre-soak the beans before you can cook them.
1 stick butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups sugar
1 14oz. can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons vanilla
Cook beans until soft. Preheat oven. to 350 degrees.
In electric blender, blend beans, butter, milk, eggs, nutmeg and flour about 2 minutes on medium speed. Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into pie shells. (Mrs. Smith’s brand pie crust is a good one to use.) Bake about one hour until golden brown. Makes 2 or 3 Bean Pies.