Is one of the larger suppliers of heirloom beans. I originally heard about this brand through one of my food magazines.
As soon as I heard about heirloom beans I knew I had to try them.
First, because they sounded so tasty and second because they are a healthy way to meet your daily protein and fiber requirements.
If you’ve never heard of heirloom beans before, a quick google search will show you all the different varieties. And there are many!! ????
For this post, I’ll be sharing how I prepared my pinquito beans. Which are quite similar to pinto beans. Just a lot smaller.
If you like pinto beans, you will probably like pinquitos!????????????
Pinquito beans vs Pinto beans
I think there are several differences:
- I think the flavor of these is much more prominent.
- The texture was more firm.
- The outside skin of the beans never fell off after cooking and mixing, like often happens with other beans. (But maybe I didn’t cook them long enough. ???? Next time I will cook them longer to see if the skin actually does come off.)
- These beans are pretty small, maybe 1/4-1/3 inch in size, and even after soaking, they remained small. Almost like the size of M&M’s or Skittles.
Taste the bean.????
Not the rainbow.
New marketing phrase?
This recipe is again supposed to be a side for BBQ. I think I really want to eat BBQ… and I’m just making all the sides first.
????Have you noticed?
Here’s how they looked after an overnight soak
This is how the beans looked in the pot just before serving
The pinquito beans prepared
In case you missed them, here are some of my other bean posts!
- New England-Style Baked Yellow Eye Beans
- Santa Maria Style Pinquito Beans
- White Emergo Beans with Mustard, Caramelized Onions, and Herbes de Provence
- Cranberry Beans with Pinot Noir and Kale Pesto
- Kale and White Bean Skillet Bruschetta
recipe inspired by cambriawines.com