Soybean Pie

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: February 24, 2013
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 40 minutes

Prior preparation needed
Soak and cook soybeans

I really enjoyed this recipe! The soybeans can be cooked up to a few days ahead of time (or retrieve some you saved in the freezer). Everything else can be put together in 10 minutes, then its 25 minutes in the oven.  The blend of corn, bean, chili and tomato flavouring was superb.  And the pat-in-the-pan cornmeal crust was a cinch even for this pastry-challenged chef.

Soybean Pie

Soybean Pie
1 cup soybeans
3 cups water
1 Tbsp. oil
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup tomato sauce
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

½ cup cornmeal
½ cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. shortening
1 egg
¼ cup water
½ cup grated cheese

Soak soybeans in water overnight.
Bring beans and water to boil, then lower heat and simmer, covered, 3-4 hours.
Drain beans.

Preheat oven to 350oF
Heat oil in skillet.
Sauté onion and garlic about 5 minutes.
Stir in drained soybeans and heat another minute.
Add tomato sauce, chili pepper, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
Let simmer another few minutes while preparing the cornmeal crust.

Combine cornmeal, flour and salt in a medium bowl.
Cut in shortening.
Beat egg with water in a small bowl.
Add to cornmeal mixture.
Press into a 9” pie plate.
Fill crust with soybean mixture.
Top with grated cheese.
Bake about 25 minutes.

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