Bean and Faux Chicken Soup: What I've Learned So Far
This vegetarian recipe for bean and faux chicken soup uses dry beans rather than canned. Using the crockpot to cook the soup reduces the time it would normally take to prepare the beans, and allows you to come home to a hot, healthy, delicious dinner. Pair this soup with some fresh bread for a simple weeknight meal.
One of the criticisms of fake meat is the texture, and that's important to note here. I had one person put it this way: It doesn't bite back. Fake meat generally has a softer texture than real meat and some people find that unappetizing. With this recipe, if you have leftovers that will be particularly true so it's something to consider. You can certainly make this soup without the fake meat - add another cup of beans to make up the volume.
Bean and Faux Chicken Soup: The Recipe
Bean and Faux Chicken Soup: Recipe Notes
• You can store soaked beans in the refrigerator for a day if needed.• The Quorn Chik'n will absorb liquid and continue to soften - if you have leftover soup be aware that the "chicken" bites will be soft. • This is a great recipe for using some leftover celery, carrots and onion.