Originating from Mexico and Latin America, Rancho Gordo Beans come in different shapes and sizes but all contain a unique flavor that goes great in a variety of meals.
The Rancho Gordo Brand
Steve Sando, owner of Rancho Gordo Beans, has made it his mission to spread the brand across the nation so that these products can be enjoyed by consumers in the United States. Rancho Gordo Beans originate from Latin America but have been growing locally on a farm in Napa, California. With beans being imported from places like Peru, Colombia and Bolivia, Rancho Gordo is providing a fresh taste and quality ingredients from south of the border.
Many Beans to Choose From
The Lila Bean is known in Morelos as “Frijol Apetito.” They are grown on the south side of the Popocatepetl Volcano, which is still active today, and therefore bring a little excitement into your cooking. With a juicy and velvety taste that would shine in soups, stews, and pork, Rancho Gordo Lila Beans are a great choice!
Perfect for a nice bowl of chili or just as they are, Sangre de Toro Beans (Bull’s Blood) provide just the right amount of flavor. They have a dense and meaty taste to them and go well with salads, soup, rice, as well as a variety of Latin American dishes.
Classic Cranberry Beans, also known as “cacahuates,” have a similar appearance to cranberries yet have a unique flavor and velvety texture. They originate from Colombia and go great with soups, stews, and chicken for a meal with an exotic flavor.
A classic bean that has its roots from Peru, the Mayocaba Bean is a meaty, thin-skinned bean that holds its shape no matter what dish comes its way. Also known as “Canario” or “Peruano,” this bean is great when making pot beans, chiles, salads, and stews.
Be sure to stop by Melissa Guerra, located at the Pearl Brewery, or go online to melissaguerra.com for more information.
By Samantha Salazar