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Recipes — Dark Beans

King Trumpet Mushroom and Christmas Lima Bean Soup

King Trumpet Mushroom and Christmas Lima Bean Soup

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Christmas Limas have a wonderful chestnut texture and an almost beefy flavor and bean broth. We think they are the perfect match for all types of mushrooms, but these King Trumpet mushrooms really knocked us out. This large variety of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus eryngii), sometimes known as King Brown or French Horn,...

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New Orleans Red Bean Soup with Sausage and Collard Greens

New Orleans Red Bean Soup with Sausage and Collard Greens

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Red Beans and Rice is an iconic New Orleans dish. This soup captures many of the same flavors, but has the addition of Black Eyed Peas and collard greens. Serve with freshly baked cornbread, if you can. 2 tablespoons olive oil 12 ounces Andouille or spicy sausage, thinly sliced 1 large onion, diced...

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Brazilian Black Bean Soup

Brazilian Black Bean Soup

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Sometimes you want a big old samba and other times, a Bossa Nova trio fits the bill. Sometimes you want to go all out and make a massive Brazilian feijoada and  other times, a gentle soup like this is just what's needed. You can find many variations of this traditional...

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Basque-Style Bean and Kale Stew

Basque-Style Bean and Kale Stew

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A customer sent in a recipe from the UK paper, The Guardian, by Spanish chef José Pizarro. It was for a traditional Basque stew using Toloso beans, which are famous and somewhat wonderful. A runner bean like Ayocote Negro would be close, but not quite. Oddly, our Whipple bean is...

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Edna's Black Bean & Corn Soup

Edna's Black Bean & Corn Soup

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1 pound uncooked Rancho Gordo Midnight or Santanero Negro Delgado black beans, picked over and rinsed8 cups water½ bunch of green onions, white and tender green parts, rinsed1 small garlic head, rinsed but unpeeled, or 4 to 5 large garlic cloves, unpeeled1 tablespoon olive oilSalt1 large yellow onion, finely chopped½...

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Ayocote Morado and Charred Corn Salad

Ayocote Morado and Charred Corn Salad

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Inspired by a Yotam Ottolenghi recipe, here is a dish you could take to a gathering and serve at room temperature. So many hosts want some help but dread hearing, "What can I bring?" Make it easy on them and bring this. Or serve it as a side at your own celebration. 1...

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Roasted Cabbage with Beans and Mushrooms

Roasted Cabbage with Beans and Mushrooms

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Allison Robicelli is a very provocative food writer and when she's not making me laugh on Twitter, she's offering solid advice for things like cabbage. This is her technique for cabbage wedges; I think they're an ideal buddy for a bowl of perfectly cooked heirloom beans.  1 pound whole white...

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Runner Bean Salad with Radishes and Pomegranate

Runner Bean Salad with Radishes and Pomegranate

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Runner beans make a welcome component in a salad because they are thick-skinned and firm, but with a creamy interior. You can prepare all the components of this salad in advance, but wait until just before serving to combine everything, so all the ingredients stay crisp and fresh. ½ bunch fresh cilantro...

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Moros y Cristianos (Black Beans and Rice)

Moros y Cristianos (Black Beans and Rice)

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Nowadays, modern cooks prepare the rice and beans together, but in the traditional Cuban manner, the rice and beans are cooked separately and the Moors (beans) don’t encounter the Christians (rice) until they meet on your plate. Both methods are great, though we prefer the sharper, more distinct flavors the...

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Huevos Rancheros Divorciados

Huevos Rancheros Divorciados

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Melisa in our retail department made refried beans one day with our Santa Maria Pinquito beans. We had never tried refritos with the Pinquitos and it blew everyone away! Melisa offered to come up with a recipe featuring them. She couldn’t decide whether to do a green or a red salsa, so...

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Ayocotes with Nopales and Fiery Salsa

Ayocotes with Nopales and Fiery Salsa

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Nopales are prickly-pear cactus paddles that you can find in most Mexican markets and some supermarkets. You can often buy them precleaned, but if you need to do it yourself, here are some tips.  1 to 2 cups cleaned, cubed nopales (cactus paddles) ¼ of a white onion, chopped 3...

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Bludso's BBQ Red Beans and Rice

Bludso's BBQ Red Beans and Rice

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  Our staff test kitchen tried a new version of Red Beans and Rice from the recent book, Bludso's BBQ Cookbook (Ten Speed Press, 2022). They'd made it with our Domingo Rojo beans and author Kevin Bludso's recipe. I am always happy to try a bean dish but I knew...

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