Primary Beans Organic Ayocote Blanco beans
Primary Beans Organic Ayocote Blanco beans
Primary Beans Organic Ayocote Blanco beans with recipe
Primary Beans bean recipe with Organic Ayocote Blanco beans
Primary Beans Organic Ayocote Blanco beans

Ayocote Blanco beans (organic)

$9.00


Earthy  •  Velvety  •  Rustic 

 

These flavorful white beans are worthy of celebratory occasions in Mexico, commonly savored with pork and pickled jalapeños. We’re big fans there is something special about the large size, complex earthy flavor, and velvety smooth texture. These beans work equally well with Mediterranean flavors, just like their cousins the Corona and Gigante. Whatever the cuisine, they add body and creaminess to dishes where size matters salads, saucy dishes, and gratins. Harvested: Fall 2021

~16 g of plant protein      •      Complex carbs for sustained energy      •      12-20 grams of fiber      •      Key nutrients (iron, zinc, folate, and more!)      •      ~16 g of plant protein      •      Complex carbs for sustained energy      •      12-20 grams of fiber      •      Key nutrients (iron, zinc, folate, and more!)      •      ~16 g of plant protein      •      Complex carbs for sustained energy      •      12-20 grams of fiber      •      Key nutrients (iron, zinc, folate, and more!)      •      ~16 g of plant protein      •      Complex carbs for sustained energy      •      12-20 grams of fiber      •      Key nutrients (iron, zinc, folate, and more!)      •      ~16 g of plant protein      •      Complex carbs for sustained energy      •      12-20 grams of fiber      •      Key nutrients (iron, zinc, folate, and more!)
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Peak-summer panzanella

The best combination of two of our favorite “heirlooms”: tomatoes and beans! We’ve loved panzanella ever since we discovered this pure genius of a salad. Our version features hearty Ayocote Blanco beans.

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Sourcing notes

The state of Zacatecas, northwest of Mexico City, has a rich history of thriving nomadic tribes as old as the Aztecs, and is the original site for some of the world’s first beans. Today, thousands of experienced small-scale farmers are Mexico’s leading producers of guavas, chiles, nopales, and, of course, beans– benefiting from the sunny, semi-arid climate and rich, red soils. We partnered with Armando Klein of Darmstadt Organics, who helped organize the farms in his community into a cooperative– so that they can benefit from shared resources and collectively innovate, like achieving organic certification and promoting crops that are important symbols of regional identity.

Bean farm in Minnesota, USA
Bean farm in Minnesota, USA

Sourcing notes

The state of Zacatecas, northwest of Mexico City, has a rich history of thriving nomadic tribes as old as the Aztecs, and is the original site for some of the world’s first beans. Today, thousands of experienced small-scale farmers are Mexico’s leading producers of guavas, chiles, nopales, and, of course, beans– benefiting from the sunny, semi-arid climate and rich, red soils.

We partnered with Armando Klein of Darmstadt Organics, who helped organize the farms in his community into a cooperative– so that they can benefit from shared resources and collectively innovate, like achieving organic certification and promoting crops that are important symbols of regional identity.

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C.M.
Great for creamy brothy bean recipes

I’m made these In the insta pot and seasoned the broth with a salsa verde and it went perfectly with seared trout. Great flavor and incredible texture

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AMY MCP
Delicious brothy beans!

We followed the recommendations for flavorings, i.e., olive oil, Parmesan rind, bay leaf, garlic, and dried chile, and this made for yummy creamy beans in a delicious broth. We enjoyed it with fresh bread one evening and added kale the next night for a comforting autumn soup.

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j.j.
delicious!!

i love these beans so much! i found them so quick to cook on my stovetop, and i loved the texture. so creamy / buttery. cooked with parm rinds + lemon peels, plus a bunch of other aromatics, and ate as creamy brothy beans with bread dipped in

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Beth King
Very slow to soften

I was excited about these beans, and I have had them before from another company. I wanted to support this company, which has really good values. That said…

Honestly, I didn’t much like these. They took forever to cook (2.5 hours on stovetop) and I didn’t find them particularly tasty. They are very mealy.

Thank you for sharing your experience with this bean. We actually love hearing feedback from our community as home cooks develop their own bean palates (much like wine!). Some people find these beans to be velvety and that's okay! We're here for you as you experiment with other varieties and can't wait to hear what you think of them.

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ForestryProf
What's not to love

I sometimes struggle with making a review useful to potential buyers when I am completely enamored with a product. Such is the case here, so please bear with me as this may become a long and rambling post. However, for those of you that like to skip to the conclusion...just buy the darned beans, you'll be glad you did ;-)

Let's start with the specifics (before moving on to generalities). The Ayocote Blanco beans are EXTRAORDINARY!!!! Large, velvety, substantial; they cook up quickly in a pressure cooker and provide a substantial base for almost any meal. My favorite use (so far) is as a pasta substitute. Pressure cook them with a bit of salt, garlic, olive oil, and bay leaves until not quite tender (but just past al dente, about 45 minutes in my stovetop pressure cooker); naturally release pressure (about 15 minutes. Continue to simmer with a healthy dose of oregano until perfectly cooked then add a bunch of rinsed/chopped kale and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes until the kale is tender. Serve with a spicy tomato sauce spooned over the top and finish with a healthy serving of grated pecorino Romano cheese. Crusty garlic bread completes a fabulous meal. Absolutely wonderful.

Now for the generalities... I love this company and their philosophy (as well as their entire product line). I started with their all the beans set and truly enjoyed every single one. I never thought there could be this much variety among beans. I've since reordered many of my favorites (almost all of them). When the box with almost 20 lbs of beans arrived, my wife didn't even comment this time...I think she's become as much a fan as I am.

My one hope for this company (beyond their long-term viability) is that they find some way to come up with more sustainable packaging. I'm thrilled with the availability of the new 2.5 lb bags, but it would be great if it were possible to move away from the heavy plastic. I know the options, especially for a small company, are limited, but kraft paper packaging would be wonderful.