Roman beans are popular in Italy. Their meaty texture stands up well in soups and various sauces. TRY THIS SOUP or try them in one of your own soups and see what you think > https://fat-freechef.com/2018/02/26/afc-5-spice-tomato-bean-soup/
If you want to add a meaty texture to your soups, chili or rice dishes, this is the pea (more like a bean) for you. It even has a hint of a meaty flavor.