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.

Black Bean Piquante Sauce

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: January 13, 2018
Yield: 6 servings (about 1 1/2 quarts)
Time needed: 3 hours if beginning with dried beans

This makes a large quantity of sauce and I think 6 servings is an underestimate. The final simmering is best done in a slow cooker so, starting with dried beans and the necessary pre-soaking as well as the time to cook the beans, then 4 or more hours in the slow cooker, one needs to plan for a two-day project.

Out of that possibly only 20 minutes is active preparation.

The resulting sauce is quite pleasant though. I think I will find plenty of uses for it.

Black Bean Sauce on noodles and rice

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Enchilada Bake

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date: January 5, 2018
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 90 minutes

This is a very good dish. Increase the chili powder to taste. I had only 6 tortillas and could have used more. One change I would make is to substitute sour cream for the ricotta cheese. But, of coarse, ricotta is much lower in fat.

Note, these are not enchiladas as such, but a casserole made with typical enchilada ingredients, and very tasty.

Enchilada Bake

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Lagan na takari per eda

Source: Indian Recipes Under 30 Minutes
Date tried:November 2, 2017
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time needed: 20-30 minutes

This dish is really good. Do try it. It won kudos all around the table. While much the same procedure as the better known Huevos Rancheros, it has a distinctively Indian flavour.

Lagan na takari per eda

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