Why am I willing to pay so much for Rancho Gordo beans?
Instant Pot Good Mother Stallard Beans. Dried heirloom beans, pressure cooked in about an hour…after an overnight (or quick) soak.
Instant Pot Cranberry Bean Gratin. A hearty bake of beans and vegetables, topped with a bread crumb crust, with extra flavor from homemade pressure cooked cranberry beans.
Instant Pot Cranberry Beans. Dried cranberry beans are so much better than canned, especially when pressure cooking has them ready in about an hour.
Instant Pot Masala Desi Chickpeas (Masala Desi Chana)
Instant Pot Garbanzos with Smoked Paprika. A simple chickpea sauté, made with homemade beans from the pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Spanish Ribs. Pressure cooker St. Louis cut pork spareribs made with a Spanish smoked paprika rub.
Throwback to Flageolet beans with lamb
Instant Pot Christmas Lima Beans. These pressure cooked heirloom beans make a great side dish
Quarantine Q&A time. Have any cooking questions? Leave them in the comments.
Dried beans, ready in about an hour without soaking, thanks to pressure cooking.
Throwback to a bean soup from Tuscany
Instant Pot Small Red Beans (Domingo Rojo Beans). A pot of beans, ready in about an hour thanks to pressure cooking.
I read it for the pictures.1 Joanie Simon, YouTube food photographer extraordinaire, recommended Art Culinaire Magazine for photo inspiration. And, boy, is she right – the pictures are art-film worthy, and the professional chef recipes are way beyond what I cook at home.2 But that doesn’t mean they can’t spark ideas. I noticed Rancho Gordo Alubia Blanca beans mentioned in in a high-end Judiones de la Granja recipe from MiniBar in Washington, DC. This quick mention led me down the path to this recipe – Instant Pot Spanish Farm Beans. De la granja means “of the farm” – this recipe is the Spanish farmhouse version of pork and beans. The pork is dried Spanish chorizo; the beans are small white beans – try to get Alubia Blanca beans from Rancho Gordo if you can, but Navy beans make a good substitute. Add onions, lots of garlic, and a heaping helping of Pimenton de la Vera, Spanish smoked paprika. (Spanish smoked paprika is one of my favorite spices.) To soak or not to soak, that is …
Instant Pot Scarlet Runner Beans. Big beans pressure cooked in under an hour (after an overnight soak), with a big creamy, meaty flavor.
Rancho Gordo Bean Box Time! I’m digging in to my new pile of beans, and these huge Scarlet Runner beans are first on the list. Recipe coming soon, but it will be similar to my Instant Pot Royal Corona beans recipe. Royal Coronas and Scarlet Runners are in the same family of beans, and cook the same way. What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Instant Pot Royal Corona Beans Instant Pot Chipotle Beans Pressure Cooker Santa Maria Pinquito Beans My other Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner via email and share this post with your friends. Want to contribute directly? Donate to my Tip Jar, or buy something from Amazon.com through the links on this site. Thank you.
Instant Pot Royal Corona Beans. Talking about big beans in the pressure cooker.
My bean box is here!
Instant Pot Hominy. How to pressure cook dried hominy. (Make sure to soak it overnight!)
Instant Pot Pasta con Ceci. Pasta with homemade chickpeas, comfort food from the south of Italy
I got a bag of flageolet beans in my Rancho Gordo bean box and immediately thought of France. Instant Pot Flageolet Beans with Lamb, here we come! This recipe is in memory of Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence. He is a large part of why I’m writing this blog; I vicariously visited the south of France through his books, dreaming of lavender and sunshine. Ten years ago I got to live that dream, traveling to Provence and Paris, and taking cooking classes. Six months after that, energized by the trip, I started writing Dad Cooks Dinner. Unfortunately, Mr. Mayle passed away last month at age 78. His last book, My Twenty-Five Years in Provence, is sitting unread on my bedside table. I don’t have the courage to open it yet. Au revoir, Mr. Mayle, and thank you for the inspiration. Flageolet beans (pronounced Fla-zhoh-lay) are small beans, some white, some pale green. They remind me a lot of navy beans and are as Traditional French as you can get without wearing a …
I had to take a picture of my colorful selection of beans, from this month’s Rancho Gordo Bean Club delivery. Beans, left to right: Scarlet Runner Domingo Rojo Yellow Eye Azufrado Flagolet Aluba Blanca How do I cook them? Sorted and rinsed (but not soaked), with 7 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt (and a peeled onion), 35 to 45 minutes at high pressure, depending on the size of the bean, with a natural pressure release. Details here: Pressure Cooker Beans (Basic Technique) What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Pressure Cooker (or Instant Pot) Refried Black Beans Pressure Cooker (or Instant Pot) Santa Maria Pinquito Beans Pressure Cooker (or Instant Pot) Vaquero Beans in Broth My other Pressure Cooker Recipes Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner via email and share this post with your friends. Want to contribute directly? Donate to my Tip Jar, or buy something from Amazon.com through the links on this site. Thank …