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Appaloosa Beans

The Appaloosa Bean is a hybrid legume related to pinto and red kidney beans. It is about 1/2 inch long, with unique half-ivory, half-speckled purple or mocha markings that fade, but remain distinct when cooked.

  • Mild flavor and firm texture
  • Rich in protein, fiber, calcium and iron
  • A visually pleasing substitution for kidney and pinto beans

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $11.95
    $0.8 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Great in marinated summer vegetable and bean salads, since they hold their shape well when cooked

  • Try pureeing cooked Appaloosa Beans with tahini, garlic, olive oil and herbs to make a unique spin on hummus

  • Stew with tomatoes, onions, garlic and chiles, and serve with rice or couscous for a simple and flavorful vegetarian dish

  • Basic prep

    Carefully sort beans and rinse thoroughly. Soak overnight in refrigeration. Rinse and place in a large pot, covered with fresh water. Bring water to a boil for 3 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour, or until tender.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.


    Appaloosa Beans.

    Classic recipe

    Frijoles Borrachos

    Our Appaloosa Beans, with their unique markings and pinto-like flavor and texture, are ideal for the classic dish Frijoles Borrachos, which translates to “drunken beans.” Cooked with onions, garlic, beer and bacon, these beans pack a punch of flavor. Serve them on their own with tortillas or tortilla chips, or as a side dish to grilled steak or chicken.