Primary Beans organic Bayo beans
Primary Beans organic Bayo beans
Primary Beans bean recipe with Organic Bayo beans
Primary Beans Organic Bayo beans
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Bayo beans (organic)

$9.00


Bacon-y  •  Creamy  •  Firm 

 

Popular in Central Mexico, these smooth, leather-colored beans are like a firmer, creamier pinto. We love their dense, smooth consistency and bacon-y notes, which pair perfectly with salty, tangy, and spicy flavors. These beans are one of the best choices for refried beans, frijoles de la olla, and other Mexican-inspired recipes. Serve on its own, or alongside grilled chicken. 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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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.

Reviews

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Danielle Noyes
Trading in pinto beans for these bayos

I’m loving the Bayo beans made simply as a perfect complement to Mexican dishes. They’re firm on the outside and velvety and creamy on the inside. Delicious!

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Nancy Reid
BAYO BEANS, fantastic!

I am a pinto bean lover is why I tried the Bayo Beans. They are sensational! Smaller than the average pinto but power packed with flavor. I stovetop cook my beans and these guys hold their shape and create a nice 'gravy' unlike anything else. I eat them alone, in quesadillas, salads, side dishes, and drink the broth when beans are finished. Good stuff!

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Anonymous
Flavorful and firm

I really liked these beans: they are flavorful, the broth is rich and they have a nice bite to them.

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Laurie Sada
Won't buy again - not fresh

I really wanted to like these beans and support this new business. I have been cooking beans from local sources in New Mexico and Colorado, from North Bay Trading, and from Ranch Gordo since 2010. I have cooked hundreds of pounds of beans in this time so I feel I have the experience to know how to make it work. With the other sources, I start soaking them at 7 am with salt, then put them in my crock pot or micaceous bean pot and cook for 3 hours - voila! done to perfection. I soaked these beans 16 hours, and cooked them 4 and they are still not done and so my dinner guests tonight will be getting something else prepared at the last minute. I need the process of cooking beans to be predictable in timing so I can plan a meal around them. I will be throwing the remaining four pounds I purchased out for wildlife to eat in my back yard and not be purchasing from here again. I am really disappointed and I rarely leave negative reviews.

Hi there, we're sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. Our Bayo beans were harvested in January 2021, so they are not old. (We recommend cooking beans within 2 years from harvest for the best eating experience.) We cook these beans all the time and they're a firm variety that reaches full tenderness like any of our other beans. Please feel free to reach out to us at hello@primarybeans.com if you have any additional questions or concerns. We're always here to help troubleshoot. That's some lucky wildlife :)

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Katie B
Delish!

These were so good! Cooked in my pressure cooker as directed on this website with aromatics and used over the next several days. The flavor and texture were outstanding! Yum!!