Native American Recipes

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Anasazi & Pinto Beans With Hominy and Chilies

1 1/2 c dried anasazi beans
1 1/2 c dried pinto beans
10 c water
1 ts salt
3 c dried indian hominy
3 green anaheim chiles for -garnish

Soak the beans overnight in water to cover. In the morning rinse the beans
with cold water and place in a large pot with fresh water to cover. Stir in
the salt cover and simmer slowly 2 to 2 1/2 hours until the beans are
tender. Add water when necessary and stir occasionally to prevent the beans
from burning. Add hominy and simmer covered 1 hour stirring occasionally.
The hominy and beans should be very soft and moist but not too watery.
While the beans and hominy are cooking roast peel seed and dice the chiles.
Sprinkle on top of the cooked beans for garnish. Most southwestern
Indians grow beans. The Hopis grow a variety of beans in terraces along
their high mesas where the crop is irrigated by natural springs. After the
harvest the beans are dried and stored. Some beans are used for ceremonial
purposes - from weddings to Kachina dances - while others are used for
their day-to-day meals. For suburban and city dwellers I've found that
pinto beans white beans or red beans work well but I suggest you also
experiment with some of the other varieties of beans - like anasazi beans -
that are now available commercially. Or you may want to be adventuresome
and grow your own variety. To round out this meal the beans can be served
with Lamb Stuffed Green Chiles Pan Fried Trout or Venison

Yield: 6 servings


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