Bean Information 

Navy Beans              

Description:  Small white ovals; mild flavor with powdery texture.

Cooking Time:   1-1/2 to 2 hours.

Comments:  Also known as pea beans. 

Uses: Most often used in pork and beans or baked beans; used in soups and stews; great pureed. 

Black Beans

Description:  Medium black-skinned ovals; earthy, sweet flavor with a hint of mushrooms. 

Cooking Time:  1-1/2 hours

Comments:  Also called turtle bean, Mexican black and Spanish black bean

Uses:  Most often used in thick soups or with rice; basic for many Mexican, Caribbean and Latin American soups and side dishes. 

Pinto Bean

Description:  Medium ovals; mottled beige and brown color; earthy flavor and powdery texture

Cooking Time:  1-1/2 to 2 hours

Comments:  Closely related to red kidney beans; when cooked, lose mottling and turn brown

Uses:  Most often used in refried beans, great for Tex-Mex and Mexican bean dishes

Small Red Bean

Description:  Dark red color, with flavor and properties similar to Dark Red Kidney bean, only smaller

Cooking Time:  1-1/2 to 2 hours

Comments:  Also called Small Red Mexican bean

Uses:  Most often used in soups and Creole dishes

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