Instant Pot White Bean and Soy Curl Chili
Even down here in the desert by Palm Springs, winter is here. While we’ve escaped snow and ice, it does get down into the 50s at night here and the wind can be pretty brutal. So naturally, it’s time for chili!
We love Soy Curls so when I saw this recipe I saved it for later. And later finally came!
What are Soy Curls?
Soy Curls have one ingredient: non-GMO soy! They come in dried strips that are shelf-stable. So they’re perfect to keep in the RV as a go-to protein source. They don’t take up any freezer or refrigerator space!
And Soy Curls don’t have any added oil, salt, or sugar. Similar to tofu, they take on the flavors of the surrounding sauce.
I’m always looking for more ways to use Soy Curls, so it was time to give this recipe a try.
Usually, I’ll follow a new recipe exactly the first time, but I didn’t with this one. I made significant changes because I had different ingredients and wanted to reduce the number of dishes to wash.
So, if you want to follow the original recipe, the link is above. If you want to try it my way, you’ll find that below. And if you want to watch me make it, including my frustration with old beans, here you go!
Kathy was right though; the navy beans weren’t ideal, probably because the ones I got were too old. Next time I’ll try this soy curl chili with cannellini beans or even lima beans.
Note though, I do not think any of the problems I had were because of changes to the recipe. The beans were still thoroughly soaked, the cooking time didn’t change, and there was plenty of liquid in the pot. Sometimes beans are just old.
Have you used Soy Curls before? What’s your favorite way to use them?
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