A Few Interesting Facts About Tepary Beans
Though the simplest way to cook these beans is similar to the other beans however Native Americans never left experimenting with these nutty flavored yummy beans. They would toast the dry beans, and then grind them into a meal which was mixed with water to taste deliciously raunchy.
Recent researches by the scientists and doctors of the United States and Mexico suggest that lectin toxins and other compounds from tepary beans can prove of great consequence in chemotherapy for treating cancer. However, further experiments would show if it really helps or not.
It is an hidden ingredient in the Indian snacks 'bhujia' by Haldiram. so you never know you might have munched its crunchy taste unknowingly as well.
Tepary beans have grown to be an ideal food for people who are prone to diabetes or suffering from diabetes. Now the reason is very clear. It is the beans' high fiber level, which makes them a "slow-release food"; that is, tepary beans' sugars are released slowly and steadily.
Unlike all other beans, Teparies are not eaten green. Let them dry on the vine, and harvest the small kernels when they're orange brown. And after they are on the shelves of your kitchen experiment with them as you may please.
Teparies are a double delight both as a crop and as a reputed dinner serve. Enamored with a sweet and delicate flavor, this legume lends itself well to almost any recipe in which more common beans are specified.
Hearty delights: Recipes
Tepary Beans can form an ingredient to any sumptous meal and if you want to try some. Following are a few recipes which will make your mouth water for sure.
- Tepary Bean Salad
- O'odham White Tepary Bean Stew
- Canyon Ranch Brown Tepary Bean Dip
- Sonoran Desert Hummus
- Papago Tepary Bean Soup
- Tepary Brownies
- Chilled Bean Salad - A savory southwestern grilled chicken salad
- Tepary Bean Lasagna
Papago Tepary Soup Recipe
Drain soaked beans and boil in big pot with around six cups of water. As the Beans turn tender, fry bacon until limp then remove it from pan. If not using bacon, heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium heat. Now add onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until tender for about about 8 minutes. Add bacon, tomatoes with their juice, and the oregano/cumin mix. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add vegetable mix to the beans. Cook another hour until beans are mealy-tender. Dried red chilly pepper may be stirred into pot during the last 10 minutes. Serve with flour tortillas. And get ready for hearty compliments.
Refried Tepary Beans Recipe
Boil some soaked beans till they turn soft & then mash them into a paste. Flavor the dish, to taste, with your favorite seasonings . . . minced garlic, diced chillies, chopped onions, cilantro (fresh green coriander, cumin, oregano, and salt. Finally, fry the Teparies in vegetable oil until they're very hot and have lost most of their moisture. Then serve them, as a complete meal, with tortillas, cheese, and hot sauce. A serving of Refried beans can also be used as a side dish to accompany other main course Mexican recipes.