Midnight Black Turtle Beans are a traditional black turtle bean with a rich black bean flavor and texture. They have a light, thin skin that allows its flavors to mix with aromatics and create a delicious bean broth and holds its shape through lots of cooking while retaining its famous creamy interior.
The beans and their broth are great with simple rice, coating each kernel to add flavor, protein and pizzazz. But don't forget to strain them for a salad with your favorite greens. Use any leftover broth as a base for soup or even poaching eggs.
These are incredibly fresh so little, if any, soaking is required. You can retain the black color better by not soaking. If you must soak, use the soaking water to cook.
Suggestions: Salads, chili, refried beans, dips, soups, pot beans, Brazilian feijoada.
Steve Sando founded Rancho Gordo on the idea that saving our New World foods is a critical pursuit; passion for heirloom beans has made this business a huge success. Sando’s beans are sought after by famous chefs like Thomas Keller and he’s frequently profiled in publications such as Bon Appetit, Saveur, and the New York Times. In reintroducing the best of the New World heirloom beans, Sando has created a sensation, and food-lovers everywhere will relish transforming this humble staple into a celebrated delicacy.
Photos by Steve Sando