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.

Advertisements

Four Bean Salad

Source: Simply in Season
Made: August 5, 2012
Yield: 12 servings
Time to make: 15 minutes assembly + at least 1 hour to chill.

Prior preparation needed
Cook black beans and pink beans if using dried beans.

 A perennial favorite. Is there anyone who does not love the beautiful colours of a mixed bean salad?

Four Bean Salad

Continue reading

Wayne Gretzky’s Chili

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Date tried: April 3, 2018
Yield: 6-8 servings
Time needed: 1 hour

If you are a hockey fan, Wayne Gretzky needs no introduction. The contributor tells us her mother received this recipe from him in the late 1980s. I’m fine with the pineapple, but not so much with the baked beans.

Wayne Gretzky’s Chili

Continue reading

Spanish Bean Soup

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: March 11, 2018
Yield: 8 servings
Time needed: 2-3 hours (or longer in a slow cooker)

Prior preparation needed:
Soak dried beans overnight

The contributor notes that her uncle came on this recipe in a Cuban section of Tampa, Florida nearly 40 years ago and it has been a family favourite ever since.

Spanish Bean Soup

Continue reading