My husband heard about these beans, only grown in the Santa Maria Valley in California, from his uncle who lives in Filmore. He found them online, and ordered a lb. They are a small, round brown bean, and the taste is not unlike a crowder pea...very hearty and meaty.
Kim cooked the beans yesterday, using the seasoning packet that came with them (just a basic southwest seasoning), a chopped onion and a meaty ham bone. They were great! If you ever run across Pinquinto Beans, I suggest you give them a try.
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