This ancient superfood of the Sonoran Desert has sustained our O'odham people for centuries. This variety has a subtle earthy flavor with an almost nut-like taste and an aroma that is reminiscent of the smell of a summer rain on the desert. Tepary beans are packed with nutrients and when cooked for several hours tepary beans retain their shape and firmness, yet make a deliciously sweet and savory gravy that one can pour off and drink.
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.
Basic Cooking Instructions:
2 cups of S-oam Bavi (Brown Tepary beans) cleaned & rinsed
3 quarts of water
Combine beans and water in a pot.
Bring pot to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
Partially cover the pot and cook beans until tender (approximately 2-4 hours).
Add water as needed.
Salt to taste (after cooking).
Great When Cooked In A Crock Pot!
Ramona's "Traditional" Poshol Recipe
1 - 2 lbs. Ramona Farms S-oam Bavi (brown tepary beans) cleaned and rinsed
1/4 cup Ramona Farms Kavk Pilkan (durum wheat berries)http://store.ramonafarms.com/KAVK-PILKAN-Hard-Wheat-Berries-Durum/productinfo/WHTBDU1/
1/8 cup Ramona Farms Huun Ga'i (dried roasted sweet corn)
http://store.ramonafarms.com/HUUN-GAI-Whole-Kernal-Cob-Roasted-Pima-Corn/productinfo/CRNP61RHG/ or white corn (optional)
1/4 onion (quartered or diced)
1 clove of garlic (optional)
1/16th teaspoon of cumin (1 pinch)
1 whole dried chili pepper
1/8 lb. of bacon fried and crumbled (optional)
Sort and rinse beans.
Add 2 quarts of water.
Bring all ingredients to a rapid boil for 30 minutes.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 4-6 hours
(or until tender)
Ramona's Tepary Bean Brownies
1 cup Ramona Farms S-oam Bavi (brown tepary beans) cooked according to basic cooking instructions and pureed
1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa powder
3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup salted butter (melted)
1 cup Ramona Farms Milgaan Chu'i (White Sonora Wheat All Purpose flour) http://store.ramonafarms.com/MILGAAN-CHUI-Stone-Milled-UnBleached-White-Sonora-All-Purpose-Wheat-Flour-Sifted/productinfo/WHTWS1APF/
1/4 cup chopped pecans ( optional)
1/2 cup infused raisins (recipe below)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp. ginger
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup honey
1 cup hot water
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Let ingredients soak for 20-30 minutes then
blend on low until smooth .
1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees butter the bottom
and sides of an 9x11 inch baking pan.
2 )In a large mixing bowl mix all ingredients together
3) Pour brownie mixture into prepared pan and
bake for 35-40 minutes (depending on oven
temp )variations may cook little longer) check
with toothpick in center of pan when it comes
out clean they are ready!
4) Cool before you remove from pan. Recipe
makes approximately 16 brownies.