Looking for an easy recipe to use your heirloom beans in? My Vaquero Bean Tempeh Chili Recipe is a great place to start and you can substitute other beans you have on hand for the vaqueros!
Vaquero Bean Tempeh Chili is one of the recipes from The Great Vegan Bean Book. This chili and the new book are both packed full of heirloom beans.
In this recipe the heirloom star is vaquero beans. They are black and white and a relative to the anasazi bean and they are very tasty.
What Beans Can I Use in Place of Vaquero Beans?
The best conventional beans to sub would be pinto or black beans. There are tons of other heirloom beans you could use like cranberry beans, rojo beans, lila beans, moro or rio zape just to name a few.
The most important part is that you choose a bean that will stay somewhat firm after cooking.
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