U"us M'un

     (Black and White Beans)          

The black and white beans also known as cowpeas, is grown in the summer time and is heat and drought tolerant. It has an ability to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere and put it in the soil. It is also a rich source for protein, calories, as well as minerals and vitamins. A cowpea seed can contsist of 25% protein and is low in anti-nutritional factors and also offers potassium.

Preparation- Cooking the black and white beans would be the same steps when cooking any other bean, Add the dried beans and 2 teaspoons of salt and fill your crock pot with double the amount of water as beans. Cover and cook on high until water comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, at least 8 hours or until the beans are soft but not falling apart.
Yield: about 4 cups

Recipes-

2 T olive oil
2 medium onions, roughly chopped
4 clv garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 lb cow peas or black eyes peas
1 t ground cumin
1 t African berber spice mix (substitute paprika)
1 t ground ginger
1 t cayenne pepper
1 whole cinnamon stick
1 whole star anise
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
chicken stock, to taste as needed
1 bn kale, thick veins removed and roughly chopped
salt and pepper as needed
sour cream or crumbled feta as garnish (optional)

Rinse the beans well, Drain and set aside.

               

         1 LB. $5.00

 For any questions regarding availability on dry goods contact the 
San Xavier Co-op Farm at (520)-295-3774 ext. 308
 for Shamie (Traditional Foods Coordinator). You may also message via email at sales@sanxaviercoop.org