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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 almost 7 years ago

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bigpan
added almost 7 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 almost 7 years ago

I'd use the pinto, personally.

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hardlikearmour
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added almost 7 years ago

I vote pinto as well.

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ReneePussman
added almost 7 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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sheredel
added almost 7 years ago

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

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jmburns
added almost 7 years ago

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

sheredel
added almost 7 years ago

well, jmburns you were right...

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Chef KC
added almost 7 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

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