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Oregano Indio
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If you've traveled to Mexico and enjoyed the food, it's likely you came home and tried to replicate some of the dishes. We can do a pretty fair job with the ingredients we have on hand in the U.S. but there's often a certain something that's different and I've come to believe it's the different oreganos of Mexico. Each one seems a little different but they all seem a little earthier than their European namesakes. Our new oregano is Oregano Indio, sometimes known as Oreja de Raton, or Mouse's Ear. It's less citrusy than the standard Mexican oregano but there's an indescribable earthiness that makes it infectious. I just can't stop using it on almost everything.

This oregano is grown for us by the Oregano Caxtle Cooperative in Tlahuitelpa. You can add it to all sorts of salsas and guisados but lately I love mixing it with some garlic and olive oil and rubbing it over a pork tenderloin before roasting it. The flavor of the oregano is strong but not overpowering and permeates the whole loin. I've also used it with oil and pear vinegar for a great salad dressing.

Leave a bowl out for inspiration in the kitchen. Rub some into any meat or fish, salsas, marinades and soups.

When serving pozole, let guests add it themselves.


These beans are the results of our two companies working together to help small farmers continue to grow their indigenous beans in Mexico, despite international trade policies that seem to discourage genetic diversity and local food traditions.

These rare beans are grown using centuries-old methods and may contain small pebbles or other natural debris. Please clean them thoroughly before cooking!

Product of Mexico. This regional product was grown by small farmers in the state of Hidalgo under the supervision of the Rancho Gordo-Xoxox Project.

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Average Customer Rating ratingratingratingratingrating Number of Reviews: 3

ratingratingratingratingrating Reviewer: Ronald, PRAIRIE VILLAGE, United States 09/23/2014
I grow my own oreganos and still have to have this one! There something really special about it.

ratingratingratingratingrating 04/11/2014
An absolute must have for the bean lover. Adds a lovely earthiness and depth that really sends a simple pot of beans into a divine realm. Just wonderful.

ratingratingratingratingrating Reviewer: Elizabeth, Austin, United States 09/01/2013
Amazing stuff. Very complex flavor. Tastes great with beans, eggs, and stirred into greek yogurt.

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