Cranberry Beans (sometimes called "Borlotti Beans") are members of the legume family, offering nutrient density, sweet, mild flavor and hearty texture that performs well on its own or as a component among other ingredients. Often chosen for their stunningly swirled red and brown skin and creamy texture.
Carefully sort beans and rinse thoroughly. Soak overnight. Rinse and place in a large pot and cover with fresh water. Bring water to a boil for 3 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 60 to 90 minutes or until tender. This bean produces foam when boiling, so skim the water regularly.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
An Italian classic that originated as a vehicle for leftovers, minestrone soup is now typically cooked with fresh vegetables, garlic and, most traditionally, cranberry beans.