Mayo Cabo Beans (Canario-Peruanos) Recipe

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110 mins (prep 20, cooking 90)
21 ingredients
12 servings
These beans go by many names. An oval-shaped dried bean common in Latin American cooking. Medium in size and ivory-yellow in color, the Mayocoba Bean is similar to a pinto bean in appearance and flavor. Mild flavored with a buttery taste and texture, this bean is used as an ingredient in soups, salads and refried bean dishes. The Mayocoba Bean may also be referred to as mayo coba bean, maicoba bean, azufrado bean, canaria bean, canario bean, Mexican yellow bean, Peruvian bean, or a Peruano bean. Mayocoba beans, also known as "Peruvian beans," are a meaty white bean that are popular in the state of Jalisco, as well as much of southern Mexico. Mayocoba beans have a meaty interior and a thin skin, which makes them perfect for refried beans. Like other dried beans, mayocoba beans must be soaked before they are cooked to soften them and reduce any unpleasant effects on the digestive system. However, they are worth the effort because these hearty beans have a savory flavor that blends with and soaks up the other flavors in the meal. I used lots of different ground chili pepper for spices. Use less or more depending on your taste. I also used the Mexican herb Epazote which is often used in beans made in Mexico. It is said to help with digestion. If you are not familar with Achiote paste give it a try. It is a paste made from Annatto seeds ground to a paste. You can make your own or it is readily available in Latin markets. Annatto has a somewhat sour flavor. It is often used in marinades on the Yucatan coast. It is used as a coloring agent to cheese and makes a great annatto oil when simmered in olive oil and drained. It makes a beautiful bright yellow rice by adding the oil to rice. Many would mistake it for Saffron. This recipe makes a lot of beans. It will serve 10-12 for sure. I usually make two pounds at a time as they freeze well and make for quick and nutritious week night meal. Served with a salad and warm whole wheat tortillas it is a hearty meal.

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Serving Size (371.03 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 134.18 Calories from Fat 30.06
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.34g 61.74%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 42.28%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 9.96mg 39.84%
Sodium 700.73mg 350.37%
Total Carbohydrate 24.07g 96.26%
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g 254.48%
Sugars 10.75 g %
Protein 4.21g 100.99%
Vitamin A 1195.82IU% Vitamin C 27.18mg%
Calcium 66.66mg% Iron 1.29mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground turkey, cloves garlic, achiote paste, ground, ground, ground mexican oregano, ground cumin, salt pepper, salsa