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Old 04-10-2006, 11:47 AM   #1
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What do black soy beans taste like?

Here I am with another "what does that taste like?" question. Can you tell I have a hard time experimenting with new foods??

So - what do black soy beans taste like? I saw them mentioned in another thread, and I love salads with black beans, cheese, and salsa. Didn't know if these would fill that need? Also - what about putting them in chili?
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They're actually pretty good and "bean-like" although they tend to be a bit firmer than regular black beans.

I've used them plenty of times in various recipes with great results, including serving the recipe to non-LC folks without them suspecting they were eating a healthy LC product!
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:58 AM   #3
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They taste kind of like a red kidney bean to me. I always rinse them before I use them. Last week I added bacon, LC ketchup and brown Diabtasweet (sp?). They tasted like baked beans. They taste really good.
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They're great in chili.
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I agree with all the above. The only recipe I have tried them in and NOT liked them was a recipe for refried beans. After having them in my chili and done as "mock baked beans" the refried was a big disappointment to me. But, they're great every other way!
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I didn't think they had all that much flavor, but they gave this dish a nice texture:



TEXICAN-LIME CHICKEN SKILLET
1/2 medium fresh cauliflower, shredded, 16 ounces
1 pound ground chicken or turkey
1 medium onion, chopped, 4 ounces
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons lime juice, juice of 1 lime
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon Tabasco
10 ounce can Ro-tel tomatoes with green chiles, drained *
1/2 cup canned black soy beans, drained *
1 teaspoon salt
Pepper, to taste
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, diced
Additional toppings, optional (not included in the counts)

Put the shredded cauliflower in a microwaveable casserole. Add 2 tablespoons water; cover and microwave on HIGH 7 minutes, stirring after about 3 minutes. Remove from microwave and let stand covered 5 minutes; set aside.

Meanwhile in a 12-inch skillet, brown the chicken, onions and garlic until the chicken is done and the onions are tender. Stir in the lime juice, cumin and Tabasco. Add the tomatoes and black soy beans. Stir in the cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Simmer a few minutes to heat through then stir in the cilantro. Top each serving with some of the diced avocado and serve at once.

Makes 5 servings

* 1 can of drained Ro-tel will yield 1 cup diced tomatoes. You could substitute a cup of salsa, but there would be a few additional carbs. A 15-ounce can of Eden black soy beans yields 1 1/2 cups beans.

Per Serving: 253 Calories; 13g Fat; 23g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 7g Net Carbs
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Thanks for the tips everyone - and Linda Sue, that recipe looks wonderful. Can I substitute ground beef for the chicken/turkey?

Does anyone have a good chili recipe with carb counts? I've never cooked anything LC with tomatoes or tomato sauce before so I just don't know if I have to make adjustments.
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Old 04-11-2006, 06:31 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Becca917
Thanks for the tips everyone - and Linda Sue, that recipe looks wonderful. Can I substitute ground beef for the chicken/turkey?
Ground beef would work great.
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