Both of the recipes sounded good, but I don't eat meat so the beans are important for me. I use lots of vegetables. Chopped portabella mushrooms give it a "meaty" texture (I don't like TVP either.) Would he notice if you pureed the beans and added them with some tomato juice or V8??
Best of luck. I love to cook. Last night I made pinto bean soup (lots of veggies and rice added), a great salad with almonds and feta cheese, and an apple crisp for dessert. I live alone so I only cook like that when I have friends to cook for, but I have leftovers of everything for another meal or two by myself.
Edited by: SHARONPENNING at: 9/29/2012 (13:10)