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Santa Maria Pinquitos, a small round pink bean - Rancho Gordo, Heirloom beans
Santa Maria Pinquitos on top of toasted bread, topped with feta cheese, and a sprinkle of Oregano Indio - Rancho Gordo, Heirloom beans
Santa Maria Pinquito Bean

Santa Maria Pinquito Bean

Regular price $ 7.25

1 Lb Bag

Description
The small, dense orbs produce a beefy bean broth. An essential part of California cuisine, they are the heart of a tri-tip barbecue and yet they're perfectly at home in meatless meals.

Santa Maria Pinquitos have a superior pot liquor and stay somewhat firm. Ideal for chili, barbecues, or for borrachos (or drunken beans). Don't forget them for salads!

This lovable heirloom is loaded with California history. Most of us thought the Santa Maria "Pinks" were brought in with the migrant citrus workers of the 1950s (who also introduced us to the tri-tip) but now there's some thought that it was a crop during the Mission era. Whatever its origins, it's delicious and meaty and the perfect match for any barbecue, chili or even salad.

Cooking Suggestions
From the Rancho Gordo Kitchen
Cooking Instructions
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Similar to

Buckeye, King City Pink

Latin name

Phaseolus vulgaris

Country of origin

USA

"Rancho Gordo founder Steve Sando is at the forefront of the current seed-saving movement, selling his exquisite heirloom dried beans to passionate followers."

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