Party Pate Recipe

Step 1

Combine beans, water, bay leaf & garlic in a large pot. Bring to a boil & cook for 70 to 80 minutes till tender. Remove bay leaf & drain beans. Stir in salt, marjoram & oregano.

Step 2

Combine TVP, hot water & ketchup. Set aside. Saute onion in olive oil till soft.

Step 3

When mushrooms have soaked for 15 minutes, remove & slice into 1 inch strips about 14 inch wide. Set aside.

Step 4

Combine beans, onion & TVP mixture in a food processor along with mirin, soy sauce, pepper & mace. Blend till smooth. Fold in the mushroom strips. Pack mixture into a lightly oiled 1-quart mold. Cover with foil, place in a pan of hot water & bake at 350F for 1 hour.

Step 5

Remove from oven. Place a plate on top of pate & weight down till the pate becomes firm. Let cool in the fridge. Turn out onto a plate to serve.

Step 6

Serve as a spread on thin slices of melba toast or crackers.

Things You'll Need

  • 1c Pinto beans, soaked
  • 3c Water
  • 1ea Bay leaf
  • 5ea Garlic cloves, peeled &
  • -- mashed
  • 1ts Salt
  • 1ts Marjoram
  • 1ts Oregano
  • 1c TVP granules or flakes
  • 1tb Ketchup
  • 7/8c Hot water
  • 1/2c Chopped onion
  • 1tb Olive oil
  • 3lg Shiitake mushrooms soaked in
  • -- 1 c hot water
  • 2tb Mirin sauce
  • 1tb Soy sauce
  • 1/4ts Black pepper
  • 1ts Mace

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