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Tiger Eye Beans

Tiger Eye Beans, also known as "pepa de zapallo," are considered an heirloom variety bean, and have a creamy, potato-like texture and thin skins that nearly dissolve when cooked.

  • 1/2 inch long

  • Amber or gold with dark red or maroon swirls

  • Believed to resemble the coloring of a tiger's eye

  • Originated in Chile or Argentina

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $11.75
    $1.57 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • The creamy texture and mild flavor of Tiger Eye Beans make them perfect for velvety refried beans, dips, spreads and hearty pureed soups

  • Excellent for cassoulet and other casserole-style dishes, as well as chili

  • Tend to fall apart when thoroughly cooked, due to their thin skins, so add them partway through cooking if the recipe calls for a long cook time

  • The thick broth created from their cooking water makes great stock for vegetarian soups and stews

  • Basic prep

    Carefully sort beans and rinse thoroughly. Soak overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse. Place in a large pot, covered by 2 inches with cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 1-1/2 to 2 hours, until tender.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.


    Tiger eye beans.

    Classic recipe

    Porotos Granados (Chilean Bean Stew)

    Heirloom variety Tiger Eye Beans have thin skins and a creamy texture, perfect for mashing or simmering in a stew. Commonly used throughout South America, this popular dish combines the rich, smooth texture of the beans with hearty pumpkin and fragrant basil.