And The Winner Is…
|July 17, 2011||Filled under Contest, Desserts, Pie|
Norman (Pee Wee) Myers with his amazing Pinto Bean Pie! What a sleeper this recipe was. No one ever could have imagined Pinto Bean anything coming in first place. I will be the first to admit, I was very skeptical of this recipe. How could the mushy brown Pinto be appealing? Sure, I will eat them…if I have to, which hasn’t happened in about 20 years when my mom made me. But as Mr. Myers stated simply in his recipe submission; “Don’t knock it ’til you try it?”
My opinion started to change as I mixed the ingredients together. If you have a faint heart – beware. Sugar, butter, eggs and coconut surround the mashed Pinto Beans in a scrumptious hug. As it heated up in the oven, the most wonderful aroma filled my house. My daughters came running from their room to ask if I was making chocolate chip cookies. And that first bite of warm Pinto Bean Pie…hold on…moment of silence for the memory… … … All I can say is “Wow!” Finding myself overwhelmed by how delicious it was I quickly called my hubby and daughters in to taste. Mouths full, they wholeheartedly agreed it was great.
To absolutely ensure this was the best thing ever, I made an extra pie and took it to work (along with other entries). The reaction was the same among co-workers. This recipe was loved by all.
So based on the three factors of judging; easy or preparation, creativity and yumminess factor, The Lunch-Wagon would like to congratulate Mr. Myers on winning the First Ever Lunch-Wagon Recipe Contest. Well done sir. Pinto Beans have never been so wonderfully showcased. This Lunch-Lady will be enjoying the yucky bean in this yummy pie for a long time to come!
Pinto Bean Pie was one of many great recipes submitted. Each was a great addition to the Lunch-Wagon page for their originality, special story and yumminess. Over the next few weeks I will share each of the entries with Wagon followers. Stay tuned for more good recipes!
- 1 cup mashed pinto beans
- 3 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup coconut
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- 1 tbs vanilla
Mix all ingredients together and bake in 2 unbaked, deep dish pie shells for one hour @ 350.