Cherokee Tribal Food Distribution Program

Bean Bread (tuya disuyi)

Bean Bread (tuya disuyi)

Frances Maney
Course Dinner
Servings 8


  • 2 cups pinto beans cooked
  • 1 pot boiling water
  • 2 cups cornmeal sifted unbolted
  • cup self-rising flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda


  • Have a pot of water and a pot of beans boiling.
  • Mix meal, flour and baking soda together in a large bowl.
  • Mix meal mixture and beans/soup until moist enough to work with. If you don’t have enough bean soup to moisten the meal, you may add some boiling water. Keep a bowl of cold water nearby to moisten and cool hands in order to work with meal/bean mixture.
  • Once moist enough to work with, form bean dumplings and drop pinto boiling water. Dumplings are ready when they float to the top.


Amount per serving
calories 297
total fat 1.7g 2%
saturated fat 0.3g 1%
cholesterol 0mg 0%
sodium 96mg 4%
total carbohydrates 57.6g 21%
dietary fiber 9.9g 35%
total sugars 1.2g
protein 13.4g
calcium 57mg 4%
iron 4mg 21%
potassium 765mg 16%
Keyword beans, cornmeal

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