Black tepary beans are a rare, recent selection from our heirloom crops, the hearty flavored s-chuuk bavi is as highly nutritious as the so-am bavi and the stotoah bavi. Born of an ancient tradition of separating the black seeds before planting the white or brown teparies, the black seeds were selected, planted, grown, and harvested over several years to bring out the hidden traits of this unique tepary bean. The firm texture and meaty flavor of this bean works well in many recipes. Comes in a 1 lb. bag.
The beans make a great addition to soups and stews, are great as a base for dips and spreads and even refried beans. Try a package and you will agree.
This prized heirloom bean has been handed down for countless generations among the Akimel O’odham (River People, Pima) and our cousins the Tohono O’odham (Desert People). The bavi or tepary bean is the most drought adapted species of bean in the world. High in soluble and insoluble fiber and protein and a low glycemic index food, there are 21 grams of protein in a 1/2 cup!
Basic Cooking Instructions:
1LB. (2 cups dry) of Ramona Farms Black Tepary beans (cleaned & rinsed)
Place beans in a pot with 2 quarts water, bring to a boil.
Turn off heat and soak for 2 hours.
Pour off soaking water, rinse beans and add 2 quarts fresh water
Bring pot to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
Partially cover the pot and cook beans until tender (approximately 4-6 hours).
Or place in large crock pot on HIGH for 8-10 hours.
Add HOT water as needed.
Salt to taste (after cooking).
Serves 4 Rule of Thumb – if you can’t smell them they are not done.