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.
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.
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.