Chiapas Black Bean (Frijol Negro de Vara)
Rare black beans from the Mexican state of Chiapas. Rich and dense without being stodgy, with a unique bean broth.
How is it possible to think we need to add another black bean? Well, taste is a huge motivator around here. Our partners at Xoxoc in Mexico sent us some bags of beans they sourced in Chiapas from local farmers. We were first blown away by their appearance: beautiful and shiny, looking almost like glazed pottery. We cooked them and were immediately smitten.
We have a limited amount and if you like black or dark beans, we highly recommend trying them.
Pot beans, soups, salads, chilis
From the Rancho Gordo Kitchen
Ideal for simple pot beans: Cook with garlic, onion, and salt, and fresh epazote if you have it, and top with minced white onion and queso fresco.
Check beans for debris, and rinse thoroughly. In a large pot, sauté aromatic vegetables (onions, garlic, celery, carrot, etc.) in olive oil. Add beans and enough water to cover by about 2 inches. Bring to a full boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer, using a lid to help regulate the heat, and gently cook until done, 1 to 3 hours. Salt when the beans start to soften. A pre-soak of 2 to 6 hours will lessen the cooking time.
Midnight Black , Santanero Negro Delgado
Country of origin
"So, it is no wonder that I began to source most of my beans from Rancho Gordo in California. For more than 20 years, Steve Sando's company has been growing and sourcing the finest in heirloom varietals and getting them to their customers within a year of harvest. That means, unlike most commercial dried beans you buy, there is no need to presoak; the beans cook up beautiful and tender every time."
Rancho Gordo-Xoxoc Project
These items are the results of our two companies working together since 2008 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.