Rancho Gordo - Cranberry Bean / 16 oz.
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Versatile and velvety, this thin-skinned Borlotti bean produces a rich, indulgent bean broth, making it perfect for classic Italian dishes as well as simple pot beans.
- 16 oz. cellophane bag of dry heirloom beans.
- Versatile and velvety.
- Produces a rich, indulgent bean broth.
- A fine choice for soups like pasta e fagioli.
- Product of the USA.
Cranberry is an odd name for a lovely, versatile bean. Thought to be originally from Colombia, the bean has been bred around the world to become Madeira, Borlotti, Tounges of Fire, Wren’s Egg and more. Cranberry beans are soft and dense with a velvety, rich texture. The thin skins help produce a rich bean broth, making it the natural friend of pasta e fagioli (pasta fazool) as the liquid coats each noodle with its luxurious sauce.
In Mexico you'll find these as Cacahuate (peanut) beans and in Patzcuaro, you'll fall in love with them in a good Sopa Tarasca, which is about one third pureed cranberry beans, one third roasted tomatoes and one third chicken stock, topped off with some deep fried tortilla strips.
A favorite meal of ours is a bowl of Cranberry beans with poached chicken pieces, drizzled with your best fruity olive oil. Simple and sublime!
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|Product Feature 1||16 oz. cellophane bag of dry heirloom beans.|
|Product Feature 2||Versatile and velvety.|
|Product Feature 3||Produces a rich, indulgent bean broth.|
|Product Feature 4||A fine choice for soups like pasta e fagioli.|
|Product Feature 5||Product of the USA.|