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making lentil bean soup, calls for black beans, must substitute canned fava canelli or pinto, soup seasoned with paprika, bayleaf, garlic

which bean would be better choice

asked by sheredel over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

Pinto is closer to black (I think), but fava is much healthier (ref: Dr. Oz).

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Merrill Stubbs

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added over 4 years ago

I'd use the pinto, personally.

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hardlikearmour

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added over 4 years ago

I vote pinto as well.

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added over 4 years ago

Just based on size I would go with the pinto beans or the canellinis. The flavor shouldn't be affected too much. Maybe the texture a bit.

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added over 4 years ago

kidney beans, would this be better choice for a sub for black beans?

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added over 4 years ago

No. Pintos are much better substitute. Texture of kidney would be to different.

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added over 4 years ago

well, jmburns you were right...

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added over 4 years ago

You could actually substitute any of those beans for the black, with making something like soup u can really interchange things to whatever you might have on hand