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

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bigpan
bigpan January 8, 2012

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

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Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs January 8, 2012

I'd use the pinto, personally.

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour January 8, 2012

I vote pinto as well.

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ReneePussman
ReneePussman January 8, 2012

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
sheredel January 8, 2012

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

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jmburns
jmburns January 8, 2012

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

sheredel
sheredel January 8, 2012

well, jmburns you were right...

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Chef KC
Chef KC January 8, 2012

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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