Alexis deBoschnek's spicy brothy bacony beans with Primary Beans Cranberry beans

Alexis deBoschnek's spicy brothy bacony beans

The real joy of dried beans is much the same as homemade stock: you can make them to suit your tastes. I’m partial to cranberry beans, but this recipe works with nearly any type.

Enchiladas suizas with Primary Beans

Bean and cheese enchiladas suizas

These bean and cheese enchiladas are kid-approved in my household. I love the creamy salsa verde that makes these "suizas," and here, I use beans instead of the traditional shredded chicken.
Ultimate BBQ beans

Ultimate BBQ beans

We partnered with our friends at Spicewalla to highlight regional bean varieties and regional BBQ flavors, taken to new heights when paired together. 
Classic beef stew (with "beefy" beans)

Classic beef stew (with "beefy" beans)

We love a good hearty beef stew – so thought, why not add some large, beefy Ayocote Morados to complement the tender beef, soak up all those flavors, and pare down the amount of meat?
Frijoles colorados

Frijoles colorados

While recipes vary slightly, the fundamentals of this hearty Cuban stew are the same: red beans, a few different smoky meats, sazón, and veggies like squash and potatoes.

Brothy beans with sauteed mushrooms and sage pesto with Primary Beans Cranberry beans

Brothy beans with sautéed mushrooms and sage pesto

We developed this recipe to highlight fall’s bounty: creamy beans are topped with earthy sauteed cremini mushrooms and nutty sage pesto. Don’t forget the crusty bread! 
Bean pate recipe with Primary Beans Cranberry beans

Bean pâté

Beans, walnuts, herbs, and spices come together into a savory, thick spread for your next grazing board that'll please vegetarians and omnivores alike. 
Coconut rice and red beans recipe with Primary Beans Sangre de Toro beans

Coconut rice and red beans

This classic Caribbean-inspired rice and beans dish has stood the test of time. We first tried it while visiting the Caribbean coast in Costa Rica and fell in love with its simplicity, subtle richness, and versatility. 
Kenyan kunde-inspired beans in a peanut-tomato sauce with Primary Beans

Kenyan kunde-inspired beans in a peanut-tomato sauce

Kunde is a Kenyan dish featuring black-eyed peas cooked in a peanut-tomato sauce. This recipe swaps out the black-eyed peas for cranberry beans and comes together in a snap. 
Indian-inspired bean tadka with Primary Beans

Indian-inspired bean tadka

Creamy cranberry beans pair nicely with fat and spice, ideal for Indian cooking. Tadka is a South Asian technique used to bloom spices in oil to extract their essential flavor compounds.
Abra Berens' cranberry bean salad with roasted carrots and mojo de ajo

Abra Berens' cranberry bean salad w/ roasted carrots + mojo de ajo

I came to know cranberry beans in the kitchen at Petersham Nurseries under the tutelage of Skye Gyngell. She called them by their Italian name, borlotti beans.
Abra Berens' greens + bean pot licker

Abra Berens' greens + bean pot licker

My friend Erin Stanley turned me on to cooking broccolini with some pasta cooking water until it is just about to fall apart. Swap pot liquor for pasta water and here we are. 
Spicy bean cakes recipe with Primary Beans organic Flor de Junio beans

Spicy bean cakes with cilantro-yogurt sauce

These spicy bean cakes are a fun cross between bean patties and my mom’s pakoras. Their crisp exterior and warm, flavorful interior pair beautifully with a dollop of cooling cilantro-yogurt sauce. 
Primary Beans Cranberry beans with radicchio recipe

Cranberry beans with grilled radicchio and mushrooms

Our ideal fall salad comes together in a pinch with distinctly bitter radicchio, nutty cranberry beans, and a bright vinaigrette. Applying high heat to the chicories brings out their natural sweetness.
Taco salad recipe with Primary Beans Bayo beans

Summer taco salad

This recipe is fresh, tangy, flavorful, and hearty enough to be a meal. The dressing gets its creamy consistency from Greek yogurt, jazzed up with lime juice and chipotles in adobo. 
Veggie burger recipe by Primary Beans

*Actual* veggie burgers

You make a veggie burger because you want an actual veggie burger, not a plant-based burger that tastes exactly like meat. This recipe celebrates beans and veggies...
Beans on toast recipe with Primary Beans Cannellini beans

Creamy beans on toast

A no-recipe recipe that is a must-have for your back pocket. Never forget: good, crusty bread is the perfect vessel for creamy beans. Which beans to use? Creamy beans with delicate skins...
Enrique Olvera's pozole recipe by Primary Beans

Spicy pork pozole with beans

Deliciously comforting and nourishing, and fortified with hominy, chiles, and pork, it’s no wonder pozole is a celebratory dish all over Mexico. Here we feature Enrique Olvera’s pozole recipe...