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Recipes — Soups & Stews

EDNA’S BLACK BEAN AND CORN SOUP

EDNA’S BLACK BEAN AND CORN SOUP

Dark Beans Soup of the Day Soups Soups & Stews

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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YELLOW EYE BEAN AND KALE SOUP

YELLOW EYE BEAN AND KALE SOUP

Medium Beans Soup of the Day Soups Soups & Stews Vegetarian Vegetarian>Vegan White Beans

  1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling1 garlic clove, minced1 large carrot, peeled and chopped1 small bunch Tuscan kale, leaves stripped from the stems and sliced into thin ribbons1½ cups cooked Rancho Gordo Yellow Eye beans in their broth1 sprig fresh rosemary4–6 cups vegetable brothGrated lemon zestRed pepper...

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Puerto Rican Habichuelas

Puerto Rican Habichuelas

Main Dishes Medium Beans Omnivore Soups & Stews Vegan Vegetarian

  We've been following Illyanna Maisonet for years. She's an excellent food writer with a natural curiosity. Her articles for the San Francisco Chronicle were legendary. She's an odd and appealing mix of honesty, integrity, vulnerability, and maybe a touch of confidence now and then. She knows her subject, but...

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Green Chile Pozole with Shrimp

Green Chile Pozole with Shrimp

Main Dishes Omnivore Posole/Hominy Soups & Stews

As much as I love pork and chicken, some of my happiest memories have been made over a bucket of perfect shrimp. Any type of pozole is appropriate for any time of year, but I think a party with shrimp pozole, cold beers, and a fun crowd sounds like summer....

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Nut-Dusted Beans and Sauteed Greens in Bean Broth

Nut-Dusted Beans and Sauteed Greens in Bean Broth

Main Dishes Medium Beans Omnivore soup of the day Soups & Stews Vegan Vegetarian

A big bowl of sauteed greens and heirloom beans always makes me happy. One lazy Sunday l used Italian green chard and King City Pinks, and something possessed me to add a handful of dust from the bottom of a bowl of mixed nuts. It was terrific. Who knew? —Steve 1 bunch chard ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil...

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Ribollita (Italian Bread Soup)

Ribollita (Italian Bread Soup)

Medium Beans Omnivore soup of the day Soups & Stews Vegetarian White Beans

This is our go-to recipe for ribollita, shared with us by Peter Miller, author of Lunch at the Shop: The Art and Practice of the Midday Meal and How to Wash the Dishes. He also runs a famous bookstore in Seattle dedicated to architecture and design. Peter tells us, “Learn...

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Broccoli Rabe and White Bean Soup with Poached Eggs

Broccoli Rabe and White Bean Soup with Poached Eggs

Gluten-Free Omnivore soup of the day Soups & Stews Vegetarian White Beans

2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 of an onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 bunch broccoli rabe (about 1/2 pound), trimmed and coarsely chopped 1 cup cooked Rancho Gordo heirloom white beans, such as Alubia Blanca or Marcella, with bean broth 2 eggs 1 tablespoon white vinegar Serves...

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Bean, Sausage, and Root Vegetable Stew

Bean, Sausage, and Root Vegetable Stew

Main Dishes Omnivore soup of the day Soups & Stews White Beans

This hearty stew, based on a recipe by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, is comfort in a bowl. You can use any root vegetables you have on hand. When we tried out the recipe in the Rancho Gordo test kitchen, someone remarked that a scoop of cooked wild rice would also be a...

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Minestrone with White Beans and Savoy Cabbage

Minestrone with White Beans and Savoy Cabbage

Main Dishes Medium Beans Omnivore soup of the day Soups & Stews Vegetarian White Beans

Marcella Hazan’s Minestrone alla Romagnola is a classic. We streamlined it a little, and also tried it in a slow cooker with great results (see note, below). Your bag of Rancho Gordo Marcella cannellini beans will feel right at home among all the fresh vegetables. 1 tablespoon plus ¼ cup...

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Italian-Style White Bean and Asparagus Soup

Italian-Style White Bean and Asparagus Soup

Main Dishes Omnivore Soups & Stews Vegetarian White Beans

Adapted from Fagioli by Judith Barrett, this vegetable-laden soup became a staff favorite when we made it in the Rancho Gordo test kitchen. It's based on a soup served in Umbria when asparagus are plentiful at the market. A thick slice of toasted bread smeared with butter is the perfect accompaniment....

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Royal Corona Bean and Wine Forest Mushroom Stew with Swiss Chard

Royal Corona Bean and Wine Forest Mushroom Stew with Swiss Chard

Holiday Main Dishes Omnivore Soups & Stews Vegetarian White Beans

We've asked our friends at Wine Forest Wild Foods (and literally, my neighbors across the street) to help us with a recipe and Chef Staffan Terje delivered a vegetarian stew that would be hard not to love. There were no leftovers after he came to make it for us. But...

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Buckeye Beans with Roasted Peppers & Pumpkin Seeds

Buckeye Beans with Roasted Peppers & Pumpkin Seeds

Gluten-Free Medium Beans Soups & Stews Vegan Vegetarian

After some noodling around in the kitchen, we came up with this dish featuring our fabulous Buckeye Beans (aka Yellow Indian Woman). Is it a stew? It's not a soup. It's just an incredible bowl of beans packed with flavor. The secret is to cook the beans simply and then top...

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