Canary Beans
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Canary Beans From Barry Farm Foods

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Beans, canary

Canary beans are also called "Peruvian" or "Mayocoba".  This sulfur colored yellow bean is produced in all the coast and Andean valleys of Peru, Mexico and; in the past 10 years, in USA as well.

Canary beans are considered the King of Beans by Latin chefs because its texture and rich and buttery flavor.

Canary beans are one of the "hard" beans and usually require 6 to 8 hours of soaking.

Canary beans are almost a must if you are thinking of cooking up some Peruvian cuisine.



2 c canary beans, soaked overnight
1 lb bacon diced
1 c cooked long grain brown rice
2 T vegetable oil
1 large onion chopped fine
3 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 c aji amarillo paste
sea salt and black pepper.

Drain and cook beans in unsalted water together with bacon until soft (about 90 minutes)  Set aside and let cool.   Mash beans with food or fork to produce a "rough" puree.

In large skillet, saute in oil the garlic and onions until golden.  Add aji amarillo and cook for a couple minutes. Add beans and rice, stirring and turning with spoon to mix well.  Salt and pepper to taste.  

To make tacu-tacu, fry each serving of bean/rice mix slightly in oil, turning constantly and shape into compact tortilla or tamale.  Serve with fried eggs, or fried banana, fried beef, etc. 

per serving
1/4 cup 
Amount per serving
Calories from fat0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Protein 12g
Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.
Additional Information
0% of calories from Fat
74.5% from Carbohydrates
25.5% from Protein