Ayocote Blanco , Heirloom Bean - Rancho Gordo, Rancho Gordo
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Rancho Gordo

Ayocote Blanco Bean

Regular price $ 6.25

A super-rich, mid-sized white bean that holds its shape through long cooking but manages to stay creamy. A versatile runner bean. 

Suggestions: Salads, casseroles, soups, pot beans, dips, cassoulet, baked beans, pasta e fagioli 

There really isn't a task in the kitchen that this bean can't handle. When fully cooked, it's somewhat starchy and has a mild potato flavor, which screams for bacon or pancetta. Keep cooking and it goes from dense to creamy and even a little buttery. 

Originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, the Ayocote family was one of the first cultivated crops of the New World. They are grown all over central and northern Mexico but seem to have lost favor with Mexicans except in specific indigenous communities. If you plant them, you can enjoy the flowers, eat the pods as a broad bean, or shell them fresh for shelling beans, but the best way to enjoy them is dried so you can experience their fully developed flavor. 

Simmer the beans on the stovetop or bake them in the oven with simple aromatics like a bay leaf and garlic; cook until they have a creamy texture. You can make an elaborate dish like cassoulet or you can enjoy them with no fuss, topped with your best olive oil and a pinch of flaky sea salt. A simple salad with Ayocote Blancos, crunchy vegetables, and fresh herbs would make anyone happy.

Recipes and more information on Ayocote Blanco Bean at Rancho Gordo.

Latin name: Phaseolus coccineus

THE RANCHO GORDO-XOXOC PROJECT
These items are the results of our two companies working together to help small farmers and producers continue to grow their indigenous products in Mexico, despite international trade policies that seem to discourage genetic diversity and local food traditions.

Product of Mexico. Produced in Mexico under the supervision of the Rancho Gordo-Xoxoc Project.

This product includes a 5% "tariff" that will be donated to No More Deaths, a humanitarian aid group that provides water and other assistance to migrants and refugees along the US border. Rancho Gordo will be matching this amount as well. For more information, see our blog post.

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