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Tepary Beans, Brown - Ancient Superfood Available in 24 oz. or 5 lb. Bag

  • FD061.5LB
  • World's most drought-adapted domesticated bean. High protein and fiber rich. Firm texture when cooked, with a nutty flavor. Great for the vegetarian palate.

    Cooking Time: 90 minutes

    Liquid per cup of legume: 3 cups

    How to cook tepary beans: Soak overnight. Drain water and replace with fresh, cold water for cooking. Place on stove and bring to a boil in a pot with a lid. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, tilting lid slightly to allow steam to escape, and leave to cook for up to 90 minutes, or until tender.

    Now available in two sizes: 24 oz. bag or 5lb. bag. 

    Food item, not sold as seed.

  • $40.00

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews

These beans are full of flavor….so fresh!

D Sohocki
Our New Favorite Beans

After seeing a mention of tepary beans in Arizona Highways, we purchased a 5 pound bag of organic brown tepary beans from Native Seeds/Search. The beans arrived fresh and perfect-looking. After rinsing and bringing them to a boil in a pot of water, I soaked them overnight. In the morning, I covered them in fresh water in a crock pot and cooked them on high about 4 hours. These beans taste fantastic and are our new favorite beans. They are mild and have a bit of sweetness to them. Absolutely delicious in soups and baked bean dishes. I can't wait to try the white tepary beans, too.

Susan Gresens
Tepary beans are delicious

Tepary beans are quite unlike the mainstream beans you may be used to. A unique subtle flavor and firm texture are a delicious treat. Easier to digest too. Use a slow cooking strategy to prepare them with minimal fuel and fuss. Support Tohono Odham agriculture!

Eric Forrer
Sonoran beans

I should probably declare a conflict of interest in that as a school boy in the late 50s I lived on the then Papago reservation for years. My parents were teachers in Kerwo for 5 years straight through. We loved the desert and had a good relationship with the people and of course the school kids. In those days I never heard of Tepary beans but always knew and wondered about what the pre- european desert diet must have been. We took dirt from beneath PaloVerde trees to enrich our garden.

I've made your tepary beans several times and find them excellent. If you microwave the dry beans for a minute or two before starting a hot water soak they don't take much longer than other types . I will definitely order more and will of course try whites eventually. Keep up the good work which becomes more important every day as climate change creates a new and less accommodating world

Mary Hines
Love the tepary beans

Love these nutritious beans in a 3 Sisters stew with corn and zuchinni. It's one of my favorite meals. I soaked the beans overnight and then slow cooked them for 7 hours in a sun oven. One of my favorite meals! I love the beans so much I'm trying to grow my own.